where to find urban dirt

urbandirt is defined as the whole terrain between cycling roads and natural areas. This space usually consists of woods, community paths, grassy fields, riparian paths, and alleyways.

Here are a few geographic areas covered by urbandirt at the moment. We plan to expand the geographic areas. If you’d like to help expand to new metropolitan areas, please get in touch with us!

Difficulty is primarily focused on the technical aspect of the trail, such as rockiness, rootiness, and tricky features. Pay special attention to the recommended tire width. Bigger tires will generally increase the comfort of your ride and augment your ability to ride over challenging features. The route’s rating is not primarily related to length, because dirts are not created equal - some are harder than others.

We recommend you start on the easy routes and work yourself up. Urban dirt is harder on your body, bike, and morale. Do make sure to read the route points of interest, warnings, and highlights so you know what to expect when you get on the trail. Also, urban dirt rides take more time than rides on smooth pavement, because more time is needed to appreciate natural beauty and share things with each other; like snacks and stories. But most importantly: have fun, stay safe, and don’t forget to smile. We would also really appreciate feedback on the routes and ratings, so don’t be shy!

But most importantly: have fun, stay safe, and don’t forget to smile. We would also really appreciate feedback on the routes and ratings, so don’t be shy!

easy routes