Race Report: Gravelleur’s Raid, Lawrence, Kansas – by Adrienne Taren

The Gravelleur’s Raid is a 100+ mile self-supported gravel bicycle race and a 50+ mile Gravelleur’s Grinder in Lawrence, Kansas. Let’s start by dispelling the myth that Kansas is flat. Kansas is anti-flat, at least the gravelly parts. What the race website should really say is, “if you enjoy seeing a vertical wall looming in […]

The 7 Stages of DNF: Land Run 100 by Adrienne Taren

The 7 Stages of DNF: Land Run 100 I am among the 80-something percent that DNF’d Land Run 100, 2017 edition. While I have numerous did-not-starts due to injury / illness / life, this was only my second DNF (or as JOM put it when I ran into him afterwards, “had to abandon”, which sounds […]

Race Report: 2017 Big Scrub Gravel Buzz, Ocala, Florida – by K-Dogg

For me, this year’s Big Scrub Gravel Buzz, situated in the middle of the Ocala National Forest, was truly a delight from start to finish. Admittedly, the BSGB kicked my arse exquisitely towards the end of its 95 miles. Yes, the hills were astonishingly tough for Florida. Yes, my teammates were surprisingly fit even after […]

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 […]