Supported by Hammerhead, Forgotten Roads is a self-supported and self-filmed three-part series documenting gravel rides in California. The aim is to inspire folks to get out and explore the world by bike. In the first episode, Alex and Brian head to Big Sur after learning one of the more popular camping and recreation areas has been closed to cars for almost a year. Watch it below and scroll down to see a map of their route…
After a fire devastated the area—and later a heavy storm compounded those problems—the only sealed road up to the ridge, Naciemento Ferguson Road, was forced to close for repairs. Their loop led the two riders up a long, steep, and dusty dirt climb before riding across the ridgeline and finally descending to the Ocean. They threw in a few side missions along the way for good measure. You can take a look at the route below. P.S. This looks like a great overnighter route.
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