Friday Flashback: Three Peaks USA – The 2012 Edition

Once upon a time, there was an amazing race promotion company who hailed from the mountains of Boone, North Carolina – Pirate Race Productions. Andrew Stackhouse, the man behind this operation was one of the many influences that inspired the foundation Gravel Cyclist. Sadly, Andrew left North Carolina and Pirate Race Productions is no longer… […]


Weekend Fun: Time Trialling on a Gravel Bike

With winter upon much of the US of A, the “season” of gravel racing is at a bit of a standstill until things begin ramping up again in January of 2017 – at least in some locales. For the Gravel Cyclist crew, we live in Gainesville, Florida and are still experiencing fantastic weather, despite losing […]


Race Report: K-Dogg’s take on the Standard Deluxe Dirt Road Century

On November 6th, 2016, the Gravel Cyclist team drove almost six hours North to attend our very first gravel race in Alabama – we had a blast. The venue was just outside of Auburn in the little ghost town of Waverly, just North of Opelika – pronounced “Oh Pa Lie Ka”, I am told. This […]


Race Report: Standard Deluxe Dirt Road Century – Waverly, Alabama

The Standard Deluxe Dirt Road Century is a brand new event for 2016. In fact, it is the first gravel event we are aware of in Alabama. Anyone care to correct me if I have that wrong? The best way to describe the venue that hosts the race is to directly quote from the Standard […]


2016 Spaghetti 100 – 62 Mile Dirt Epic Race Report: by K-Dogg

A day to play in the dirt!   The Spaghetti 100 is an event hosted by the Capital City Cyclists of Tallahassee, Florida, benefiting several charities relating to children’s cycling. 2016 marked the 33rd running of the event (held on Saturday, October 8th), which features rides on paved and dirt / gravel surfaces. The dirt […]

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2016 Pisgah Monster Cross Report – Rebuked by an Ass: by K-Dogg

So I Googled “Pisgah” thinking it might be an interesting local Native American word. It is actually a Hebrew word referring to the mountainous area from whence Moses was allowed to view but not enter the promised land after wandering aimlessly in the desert for years. Balaam, a local diviner, refused an order to hang […]

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2016 Pisgah Monster Cross Race Report: by JOM

Pisgah Monster Cross, a 70 mile gravel race starting and ending near Brevard, North Carolina, has been a tradition among the Gravel Cyclist crew since JOM appeared at the 2012 edition. This race has it all – gravel, gorgeous scenery, tough climbing, tricky descending and a 20+ mile section of pavement along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Depending […]

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Race Report: Yorkshire True Grit – UK

Cyclists Show Yorkshire True Grit at New Event One hundred and fifty-four cyclists departed from Duncombe Park, Helmsley, on Sunday 4th September in appalling conditions to take part in the first Yorkshire True Grit. Yorkshire True Grit had been devised by Easingwold-bike shop Bikewright owner, Andrew Wright. Based on the popular US Gravel Grinder format […]