Featured Bike: Jim Cummin’s Salsa Cutthroat – Founder of Dirty Kanza!

About Salsa Cycles Salsa Cycles was founded around 1981 / 1982 by Ross Shafer. Before selling the company in 1997 to Quality Bicycle Products, Ross and his brand manufactured custom-made steel mountain bikes. His desire to build frames came about in 1976 after his sighting of a Wizard branded bicycle, built by Brian Baylis. Later […]

Tour of Ara 2017: Bighead’s Big Adventure (Part Three – Final) – By Todd Leedy

Stage Five – Naaim de Vos: Calvinia to Sutherland, 161km “The morning road is, um, not in great condition”   Heading over to Hantam Huis for breakfast in the usual cold morning vest and arm warmers, I noticed the streets surprisingly slightly wet and a heavy mist in the air. No sign of pre-dawn light […]

Featured Event: Into the Gravel – Parma, Italy

Into the Gravel returns for its second year, once again starting in the beautiful Italian city of Parma. Located in the northern Italian region, the area is renown for its prosciutto (ham), cheese, architecture, music and surrounding countryside. The event is non-competitive and completely free! When – October 21, 2017 Were – Via Sacco Pompeo […]

VIDEO: 2017 Rebecca’s Private Idaho – The Queen’s Stage Race – Stages 1 & 2

August 31, September 1st and September 3rd marked the inaugural “Queen’s Stage Race”, part of Rebecca’s Private Idaho. A tough 3-day gravel stage race in the beautiful Sun Valley region of Idaho. JOM’s Race Reports: Stage 1 – Harriman Trail Adventure Stage Stage 2 – Dollarhide Summit Time Trial Stage 3 – The Big Potato […]

Race Report: Pony Express Gravel Dash – 75 Miles of Fun by Larry Brenize

Leading into the Pony Express Gravel Dash, I didn’t have much training before the ride. Diagnosed with Shingles in May of 2017 which followed with seven to eight weeks of pain. Then, I had to drop out of the Farmer’s Daughter event, one I had particularly been looking forward to. Adding to the challenge of […]

VIDEO: Gainesville, Florida after Hurricane Irma

JOM and members of the Gravel Cyclist crew rode bicycles around parts of Gainesville, Florida, and surrounding areas, in the days after Hurricane Irma. For the most part, this part of Florida was very fortunate to escape with minimal damage. Scenes include Hogtowne Creek, Super Cool Bike Shop, Newnans Lake, Baden Powell Road. Don’t forget […]

Review: White Industries MR30 Crankset – 1x or 2x and Low Gear Options

“We are one of the few remaining bicycle component manufacturers who continue to manufacture our goods here in the USA.  We are proud that we can say of our components: Made in the USA. Our team works together as a family on all aspects of the business from engineering to machining, from assembly to the sales and […]

Interview: All about Rebecca’s Private Idaho with Christopher Keiser & Alex Wassman

This year, Rebecca’s Private Idaho ventured into new territory with a gravel stage race. JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew interviewed a couple of lads from Northern California – Mr Christopher Keiser and Mr Alex Wassmann – to capture their thoughts on the event. This interview was filmed on the rest day after Stage 2, but […]