Local Events – Raiders Gravel

Raiders isn’t just about the bike there’s far more happening each evening in Garries Park. Whether you’re a resident, rider or just curious, everyone is welcome. Get your free tickets below.


Join us for a casual ride out to Carrick Bay, a local favourite and enjoy the sunset from the cozy beach. The ride is open to all and we encourage event participants, supporters, local residents and anyone else interested to join us for a great night.

We’ll be joined by Biosphere Dark Sky Range Elizabeth Tindal, perfect for those staying out longer for a bit of Stargazing or moon watching.

Garries Park from 8pm on Thursday, 25.08.2022


Need we say more than; Jenny Tough, Emily Chappell and Markus Stitz. Infinite adventures, thrilling stories and incredible experience between them. When it comes to bikepacking and gravel there aren’t many people out there more fascinating and inspiring to listen to.

Join us in the Event Village for an evening of stories, movies and Q&As as Markus, Jenny and Emily impart their wisdom, share their stories and give you the opportunity to ask questions.

Garries Park from 8pm on Thursday, 26.08.2022


Yes, that’s right. It wouldn’t be a truly Scottish gravel adventure without some of the finest locally distilled gin and whisky. Our friends at Dark Art Distillery will take you on a journey to discover the art of distilling as you taste their very first Sky Garden Gin, inspired by the crystal-clear night skies above the Galloway Forest Park.

And that’s not all! Annandale Distillery will show you what goes into producing the fine single malt scotch whisky you love. The evening of tastings is perfectly rounded off with live music and we celebrate deep into the night ahead of the final day of the inaugural Raiders Gravel.

To round off the evening Pedro and the Pirates will be playing live for all in attendance!

Garries Park from 7pm on Thursday, 27.08.2022