Training Ride: The Weekend Gravel Double

April in the Northern Hemisphere is a time of year for new growth. Spring has sprung, the birds are singing and much of the United States, Canada and Europe are thawed out, or at least well on their way to doing so. With the changing of the seasons and the pleasantries of warmer temperatures, a veritable […]

Featured Event: Maneha 250

One of a Kind Mixed-Terrain Organized Adventure Ride This ride pushes the bounds of riding skill, physical endurance, self-sustained preparedness, and mental mettle. Boston, Massachusetts, April 12, 2017​: Overland Base Camp is again hosting the Maneha 250. This is the original mixed-terrain, organized, supported, bikepacking event in New England and it’s back for the 4th […]

Tales on Tyres: Riding the Baja Divide

Tales on Tyres: Riding the Baja Divide from Bombrack Bicycle Company. In 2012, German couple Franzi and Jona (aka “Tales on Tyres”) quit their jobs and began a global hiking tour starting in New Zealand. Later, they crossed into India and Nepal, but soon got tired of all that walking. They organised some bikes and […]

Press Release: Off-Track Students Have New Off-Road Champions

On August 1, 2017, five cyclists will turn their backs to the Pacific and begin a 3-month, 5,000 mile, mixed terrain ride to honor young adults whose route to a high school diploma is more challenging than the norm. The riders will take the path less traveled, on dirt trails and gravel roads, avoiding pavement […]

Press Release: USECF & Grinder Nationals

United States Endurance Cycling Association – USECF The USECF has been sanctioning endurance cycling events since 2016 and our goal is to support the continued growth of endurance cycling at the grass roots level. We provide inexpensive event insurance with no membership or license fees, free race director resources & free consulting for race directors […]

The Gravel Cyclist Dirty Kanza 200 Training Plan – Part One

Dirty Kanza 200 is not a race to be taken lightly. Two hundred miles of road cycling in one day is difficult enough. For a gravel race such as Dirty Kanza, the rough and unforgiving gravel road surfaces add another element for a rider to deal with. Over 95% of the roads comprising the course are […]

New Event: Giro Announces Grinduro UK

GIRO EXPANDS GRINDURO TO UK Partners with Fabric for July 15th Event on Isle of Arran, Scotland (March 21, 2017– Scotts Valley, CA) – Adding a second event for 2017, Giro Sport Design has partnered with Fabric to bring Grinduro to the UK. On July 15, 400 riders will get to experience Grinduro’s unique blend […]

Riding Tips: Planning and Carrying for Long Solo Rides

If you’re a regular visitor to the Gravel Cyclist website, you’ll know this site is about the gravel cycling experience. My friends and I are not elite bike racer types. We are regular people with jobs who lead a cycling-centric lifestyle and have a lot of fun while we’re at it. In my case, I’ve […]