Race Report: 2017 Big Scrub Gravel Buzz – Ocala, Florida – by Dr. Pain

The second annual Big Scrub Gravel Buzz occurred on March 11, 2017. This event, in addition to being an excellent ride through Ocala National Forest and environs thereabout, benefits the “American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Ocala.” And there was beer… provided by Infinite Ale Works, the starting and ending point of […]

The 2017 Land Run 100 Experience – Stillwater, Oklahoma

“Land Run 100 is a 100 mile, self supported, gravel road race through the red gravel roads of Oklahoma.” But, there is more to this event than a simple description. For 2017, Land Run 100 sees its 5th year of operation, and like so many other events on the Gravel Cyclist’s calendar, this one sold […]

Ride Report: 2017 Dirt(y) Pecan Dirt Road Epic – Monticello, Florida

Saturday March 4, 2017 marked the third running of the Dirt(y) Pecan, a free event beginning and ending in Monticello, Florida. Riders faced the first world problems of choosing between 60, 100 or 150 mile routes containing dirt, gravel and clay roads, and a wee small amount of paved roads – or bitumen as we call them in […]

Race Report: Assault on Mount Currahee – by K-Dogg

According to Wikipedia, Currahee is a Cherokee word for Mount “Stand Alone” and possibly meant someone who is very brave. There was also a vicious civil war battle (The Battle of Currahee) fought in 1864 between Union and Confederate soldiers. The Confederates won. The name Currahee was later adopted by the very brave 506th Parachute […]

Women, Gravel and the Middle Georgia Epic: by Adrienne Taren

I started riding gravel about a year ago, by accident. Or more accurately, by necessity. I was out smack in the middle of the USA for work, and no matter what direction I rode my road bike in, I eventually hit gravel. So I got a cross bike (n+1 rule, right?) and the rest is […]

Central Georgia Mud Madness or “Honey is it OK to pour straight bleach on lycra?” by K-Dogg

February 18th, Irwinton, Georgia from the Blue Goose Hostel. “K-Dogg! Where the hell have you been riding?” said J.D., my mechanic from Bike Works of Gainesville Florida. “Your brakes are totally jammed up with some kind of sticky orange splort. I had to replace your brand new cables and housings and crack open all your […]

Race Report: 2017 Middle Georgia Epic!

“The Middle Georgia Epic is the longest multi-surface road race in Georgia, offering 100km and 200km distances for racers to choose from. The race starts and finishes at the charming Blue Goose, Georgia’s only bike hostel, in Irwinton. Each route consists of gently rolling country roads, with approximately half the route paved, the other half a […]

Ride Report: 2017 Mudcrutch Gravel Team Time Trial

The Mudcrutch Gravel Team Time Trial ride, a ride for the Ladies and Gentlemen of gravel cycling. For those unaware of this concept, a Ladies / Gentlemen’s ride is a loosely formed team time trial among friends. Teams of riders numbering four to seven (there are no fixed rules on this) join together to ride a […]