With the proliferation of gravel events across the country and around the world, a handful of iconic events have risen to nearly cult-like status. The Land Run 100 is one such event. Since 2013, gravel cyclists have flocked to Stillwater, Oklahoma to race on a course that’s often muddy, and always challenging.
Gravel Grinder News: PCL Adds “Eroica” Category To Gravel Worlds- by Guitar Ted Have you ever heard of L’Eroica? It is an event- and now has inspired a category of events- that originated in Italy by a rider by the name of Giancarlo Brocci, who in 1997 decided he wanted to do a ride, and […]
Featured Event: unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley- by Guitar Ted Last year we spoke with Dave Pryor from unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley about the inaugural running of this gravel grinder in the state of Pennsylvania. You can catch the conversation on this episode of the Riding Gravel Radio Ranch to learn more […]
Guitar Ted details the Mississippi Gravel Cup Series out with Race Directors Jason and Wendi Shearer for a Riding Gravel Featured event piece.
Gritty Take: The “Spirit Of Gravel Racing”- by Guitar Ted “Your strength doesn’t come from winning. It comes from struggles and hardship. Everything that you go through prepares you for the next level.” ― Germany Kent I’ve been around this gravel racing thing for a while. Many of you know my background, but suffice it […]
Salsa Cycles just released this video and it’s worth a watch. The Land Run is this week! Good luck to everyone who is headed down to Oklahoma. From Salsa: “Bobby and Crystal Wintle, owners of District Bicycles in Stillwater, Oklahoma built it, and the riders came. The Land Run 100 is more than a gravel […]
Gravel Grinder News: Expos, Camps, And Gravel Worlds – by Guitar Ted Today we have a few items which we wanted to pass along. The gravel riding sector has matured in that now there are (and have been) expos that feature gravel riding specific gear and more. There are also “gravel boot camps”, training junkets, […]
Fresh Gravel: DK Promotions Announces The DKXL- by Guitar Ted The Dirty Kanza 200 was originally co-founded by Jim Cummins and the late Joel Dyke. In the meetings between the two where ideas for the inagural Dirty Kanza were hashed out, one of the ideas passed over was a longer, cross state version which would […]
The State Of The Gravel Scene- by Guitar Ted What follows here is a series that was originally published on the “Guitar Ted Productions” blog from 1/1/18 – 1/6/18. We have recreated the series here in a single post, so it is pretty lengthy! Also, there was a bit of editing done to remove redundancies and […]
Editor’s Note: We at Riding Gravel are pleased to present another post from our contributor, John Ingham Good Vibrations- by John Ingham When a former colleague asked me what I had been doing in retirement, I confessed to cycling and racing on gravel roads. He replied, “Sounds terrible!” He imagined, I suppose, bone-rattling vibration and […]