Featured Event: The Crippler – A “Colorado Style” Gravel Grinder

The Crippler is a Colorado-style gravel road ride that will provide AMAZING scenery with panoramic views while simultaneously pushing your limits for climbing and descending. The Crippler is 67 miles with a total of 8,335 feet of elevation gain and loss. Here’s an interview with the race director to spill more about this cool event! […]

Featured Event: La Resistance – La Plage, Talloires, France

From the Promoter:   La Resistance is back for its second edition this September. After a successful inaugural event last year, La Resistance is back in 2017, bigger and better. More gravel sections have been added to the challenging Alpine route and a 3-day bike packing event called Tour de la Resistance has been added […]

A Letter to the Editor of VeloNews: “America’s Dirty Secret” by K-Dogg

K-Dogg wrote a letter (email) to the Editor of Velonews, concerning the August 2017 print edition of the magazine. Velonews just doesn’t get it. I was hopeful your August 2017 edition could help the explain the rising popularity of gravel cycling and the subsequent decline of road cycling.   Perhaps USA Cycling and the negative roadie […]

Hard Men of Australia: Road Racing in the late 1940’s to early 1970’s – on Gravel

Long before the advent of tubeless tyres, electronic shifting, GPS navigation, power meters and now suspension – on gravel bikes – there were the hard men of road racing. These lads raced steel framed road bikes with downtube friction shifting, exposed brake cables and tyres that more often than not, weren’t up to the job […]

The Floribama (Florida / Alabama) Gravel Cycling Weekend

The areas of northwestern Florida, southwestern Georgia and southeastern Alabama have been on my ride exploration list for some time. Events such as the Dirty Pecan 150 and Spaghetti 100 traverse the roads close to Monticello and Tallahassee, the capital city of Florida, but I’ve often wondered about roads in the vicinity of the panhandle […]

Featured Event: Nomad Three-Day Adventure Ride – Sherborn, MA

Nomad Three-Day Adventure Ride The Nomad ride is a unique three-day, two-night adventure of mixed terrain riding, camping, and eating by an open fire. Fully supported throughout the three days, the Nomad provides riders a chance to test themselves — and their equipment — alongside fellow adventurers. Sherborn, Massachusetts: Overland Base Camp is hosting the […]

Ride Time: The Tennessee / Carolinas Gravel Cycling Weekend

Over the weekend of Saturday, 6/24/2017 and Sunday 6/25/2017, JOM of  Gravel Cyclist got away for a weekend of riding and visiting friends in Tennessee and North / South Carolina. Admittedly, the weekend started on Friday, 6/23/2017, when JOM visited the Lynskey Performance facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to tour the factory, and collect the newest […]

Featured Event: Skull 120 / 60 Gravel Grind Race – Burns, Oregon

Rugged | Remote | Adventure Harney County is home to endless opportunity for the self-sufficient back country traveler. Visitors who seek challenge and solitude will find these in abundance. The Skull 120/60 Gravel Grind route highlights the county’s rugged character which sets rural #EasternOregon apart from the rest of the nation. From long mountainous ascents, […]