Gallery: Forty-mile gravel bicycle race draws racers from all over the region

Riders participate in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6.

Riders participate in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6. Photographs by Joshua T Foote

Riders participating in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6, 2024.

Riders participating in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6, 2024. Joshua T Foote—Courtesy

Riders faced a variety of terrains, including cold, above; wet, near right; and wooded, far right.

Riders faced a variety of terrains, including cold, above; wet, near right; and wooded, far right.

Riders participating in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6, 2024.

Riders participating in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6, 2024. Joshua T Foote—Courtesy

Riders participating in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6, 2024.

Riders participating in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6, 2024. Joshua T Foote—Courtesy

Riders participating in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6, 2024.

Riders participating in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race that took cyclists through Henniker, Weare and Deering on April 6, 2024. Joshua T Foote—Courtesy

Participants in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race celebrate after completing the 40-mile course on April 6, 2024.

Participants in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race celebrate after completing the 40-mile course on April 6, 2024. Joshua T Foote—Courtesy

Participants in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race celebrate after completing the 40-mile course on April 6.

Participants in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race celebrate after completing the 40-mile course on April 6.

Participants in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race celebrate after completing the 40-mile course on April 6, 2024.

Participants in the third annual Pavement Ends Gravel Race celebrate after completing the 40-mile course on April 6, 2024. Joshua T Foote—Courtesy

Monitor staff

Published: 04-19-2024 9:43 AM

On April 6, the Pavement Ends Gravel Race — the only gravel bicycle race in New Hampshire — began at Pats Peak in Henniker and took riders through Weare and Deering over a 40-mile course. Riders took between two-and-a-half and five hours to complete the race.

Race director and organizer Andy Gould said the event brings in more than 300 riders and draws people from all over New England, as well as from Canada and New Jersey.

All photos courtesy of Joshua T. Foote.

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