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 […]

Event Preview: Paris to Ancaster Bike Race – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

CANADA’S ORIGINAL GRAVEL GRINDER HAMILTON, Ontario – Registration is open for the 24th annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (P2A), taking place on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. This unique race is popular with all levels of cyclists. It’s a technical challenge for the professionals, yet still accessible for recreational cyclists to come out and see […]

Event Preview: Oskar Blues Old Man Winter Rally – Boulder, Colorado

How do you take a traditional gravel event to the next level? Do it in the middle of winter in the Rocky Mountains! Adventure Fit Events in Boulder, Colorado have teamed up with Oskar Blues Brewery to do just that. Entering its 3rd year, the Oskar Blues Old Man Winter Rally brings dirt, sweat, snow […]

Australian Gravel: The Mount Gambier to Kalangadoo Ride

Mount Gambier is the second most populated city in my home state of South Australia, at an estimated urban population of around 29,000 residents. That isn’t a whole lot of people. On the other hand, Adelaide, capital city of the state, has a population of around 1.3 million people. Still, not a lot of people […]

Australian Gravel: Sellicks Exploration Ride with the Gravelaide Crew

Gravelaide is the brainchild of three lads from Gravel Riders South Australia – Peter Gratwick, Graeme aka The Sticky Bidon (TSB) and Russell aka Russ The Rider (RTR). Taking cues from the established Americano “Grinduro” format – a pre-determined route with a number of timed “stages” along the way – the inaugural event was held on […]

Gravelaide Ride: Mud, Washouts, Koalas, Jetlag, Climbing and 98% Gravel

Continuing from my previous posting to the website, I arrived in my original home town of Adelaide, South Australia on December 26. The main flight of the journey took some 14 1/2 hours – I am trying hard to forget about the total time from beginning to end… it always seems like a lifetime. However, […]

Xmas Flight and a Litespeed Gravel Bike

For many people around the globe, this time of year is about enjoying the season no matter your personal beliefs, and for a lot of us, that may involve a bit of travel to reunite with family and friends. Whether you are staying local or moving about, the Gravel Cyclist crew and I hope you […]

Exclusive: USA Cycling and Gravel? A conversation with USAC’s CEO – Derek Bouchard

If you caught our feature article earlier in the week – USA Cycling has its eye on Gravel, you would have read the email one of our readers sent directly to the CEO of USA Cycling – Derek Bouchard – and the Board of Directors. Mr Bouchard reached out to the individual who wrote that […]