Crowell Gap

Just a few minutes away from town is a road that is almost legendary for its steep gravel pitch. Crowell Gap starts where Bandy Road ends. Take a right and you drop down to 220, where you can pick up Back Creek Rd for the "Super Bandy" loop. Take a left and the pavement climbs. Then the pavement ends. At the crest you are in Franklin County, where the sign warns that motorized vehicles are not recommended beyond this point. Luckily a gravel bike does not fit this description and fun awaits on the ultra steep descent. After you are rewarded with a short stretch of single-lane farm road with a Flemish feel. Once the road ends your options are almost endless.....