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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 […]

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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 […]

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2017 Tour Down Under Tech: Focus Paralane Carbon Endurance Bike

Focus Bikes is a bicycle manufacturer based out of Cloppenberg, Germany. Its German roots are attributed to company founder, Mike Kluge, a former world cyclocross champion. Focus Bikes are well known in the United States, but mostly in the cyclocross racing scene. Focus Bikes such as the Mares in rim and disc brake models have […]

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VIDEO: Australian Gravel – The Mount Pleasant to Apamurra Gravel Loop

Mount Pleasant is a small town in South Australia, founded in 1843. The town is located just north of the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, but there are plenty of rolling hills in the area. The area is known for its grain production and sheep farming. Apamurra is home to a large grain silo and […]

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VIDEO: Australian Gravel – The Ol’ Dirty Ride – Warburton, Victoria

“Ol’ Dirty” is a yearly event organized by Andy Van Bergen of the Hells 500 crew – part of their blurb reads – “It all started with a bunch of guys who liked riding in the hills. Too much. We liked the fact that as hill riders we were on the fringe, so rather than […]

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VIDEO: Australian Gravel – The Bendigo Victoria Gravel and Velodrome Ride

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia – Located near the virtual geographical centre of the state of Victoria and close to Melbourne, the town is known for its goldrush during the 1850’s, and a flourishing cycling scene on the road and track. Not so well known is the low traveled network of gravel roads on the outskirts of […]

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VIDEO: Australian Gravel – The 2017 New Year’s Day Gravel Ride

To mark the first day of 2017, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew joined the lads from the Gravier Cycle Club and The Sticky Bidon, for a short, fun and relaxing gravel ride through the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. The Gravier lads were ready for the ride, still wearing their clothes from a New Year’s […]

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VIDEO: Australian Gravel – The Last Ride of 2016

To mark the last day of 2016, I thought it a brilliant idea to explore the gravel roads near the South Australian hills town of Mount Barker. This is an area I have ridden in before. Because there are so many gravel roads beginning on the edge of town, and so many ways to link […]