The Dukes Gold Gravel tour run by our friends at ‘Go-Where’ combines all our favourite things – great food, warm Scottish hospitality, mud, mountains and spectacular locations all based in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.
We love anything that means more folk are out having fun riding bikes in the dirt (or grit). Combining the best of mountain and road biking, take the tracks less travelled for exhilarating discoveries amidst Scotland’s hidden forests and glens.
The Duke’s Gold gravel weekend takes place in one of Britain's most magnificent areas, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Here, you will access a huge trail network and wild places on predominantly smooth gravel surfaces, forest tracks, fire roads and dirt single tracks.
With Aberfoyle as our base for the weekend, this little village with a big heart is surrounded by miles of gravel trails and tracks. No wonder this area is fast becoming Scotlands Gravel Capital.
Current trip dates are April 26th and October 4th.
Full details of the Go Where Duke's Gold Weekends can be found on Go-Where's website here.
The Dukes Weekender returns to Aberfoyle over the weekend of 7th & 8th September based at the Forth Inn on Aberfoyle's Main Street.
Riders will tackle the hill climb alone or as the opening stage of the weekend's gravel enduro, with a kids enduro and the now legendary 'Gathering' on the Saturday night.
The 2019 Women's Tour of Scotland is set to come to Aberfoyle on Saturday 10th of August.
Stage two of the 2019 event starts in Glasgow and riders will pass through Aberfoyle, Strathyre, Lochearnhead, Comrie and Crieff before finishing the 139.4km stage in Perth.
What's even better is that Aberfoyle will host two key parts of this second stage.
There will be a sprint along the high street, the first sprint of the day, while the Duke's Pass will play host to the only Queen of the Mountains climb of the stage.
Full stage and event details can be found on the Women's Tour of Scotland website here.
When we're pushing for improvements in biking infrastructure and services it's important we can show agencies and funding bodies that we have the support of the local and biking communities.
You can help by becoming a Member of Bike Trossachs.
We're not really offering you anything apart from being part of an exciting movement to make the Trossachs a better place for bikers. Member benefits will follow in due course but for the moment we're just asking for your help.
Tab along to the Member page and take out a Membership and help us to help you! Thanks in advance!
Aberfoyle Bike Park is now open to the public. The bike park has blue, orange and black sections, so caters for beginners through to expert. Everyone is welcome to go and explore!!
Work on the £50,000 Aberfoyle Bike Park started on 15th April 2014 and will be ready for use by summer 2014. The Bike Park will contain the usual fun features - rock garden, skinnies, drops, jumps, berms and is aimed at providing a facility where people, particularly young people, can learn mountain bike skills and just enjoy themselves on their bike.
The Bike Park has been funded principally by large grants from:
Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund (sportscotland)
Forth Valley and Lomond Leader
And also with financial support from:
School for Social Entrerpreneurs
Aberfoyle Business Partnership
And several kind donations from local individuals
Double boost for Mountain Biking in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. Read more about our recent article on developing mountain biking in Scotland