Gritty Take: The Riders Hold The Power

So, is having the UCI run a "Gravel Worlds" a benefit to gravel cycling? Would this make gravel cycling "legitimate" in terms of professional cycling? Or would this be, once again, the same old dog and pony show we've seen play out for decades.
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Gritty Take: The Riders Hold The Power

Three Tires From WTB: Venture 40mm At The Finish

After some time on them I think they might be the best So Cal dirt road tire I have tried from WTB.
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Three Tires From WTB: Venture 40mm At The Finish

Project Topstone: Updates

At the cross roads I thought, “Huh. I could go a bit farther and drop down this winding canyon connector road.” OK, why not? And this rambling continued, even when the road choices kept coming along and even when I knew the conditions would be much more than any road bike would be comfortable in.
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Project Topstone: Updates

Featured Event: unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley

The Pennsylvania countryside in Fall is supposed to be a beautiful thing, or so I have been told. I would know, but an unfortunate family health issue prevented me from attending the second unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley event. Oh well, that's how it goes sometimes. The good news is that the team there in Pennsylvania has decided to do it all again this coming Fall.
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Featured Event: unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley

GT Grade Project: Searching For A Gravel Bike – Part 2

Editor’s Note: In recent times we have noticed that there are more and more folks looking for a gravel bike. They are seeking advice and looking for tips on how to go about this. In Part 1, Grannygear walks us through the process of how he and Mrs. Grannygear found a gravel bike that would work for Mrs. Grannygear’s needs. In this post we will get a look at what upgrades they made to tailor the bike for her.
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GT Grade Project: Searching For A Gravel Bike – Part 2

New Podcast Episode is Out!

We've done this podcast over the last few years and it's always been fun. We're back on the
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New Podcast Episode is Out!

GT Grade Project: Searching For A Gravel Bike

In recent times we have noticed that there are more and more folks looking for a gravel bike. They are seeking advice and looking for tips on how to go about this. In this post, and the following, Grannygear walks us through the process of how he and Mrs. Grannygear found a gravel bike that would work for Mrs. Grannygear's needs. Then we will also get a look at what upgrades they made to tailor the bike for her.
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GT Grade Project: Searching For A Gravel Bike

Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts 2020 Warbirds

Featuring several bikes with the new GRX components which Shimano introduced last year, (and which Riding Gravel is still reviewing), the new Warbirds still have all the salient features of the range introduced last year. Big tire clearances, dual wheel size capabilities, lots of accessory attachment points, and the Class V VRS vibration damping system.
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Gravel Grinder News: Salsa Cycles Debuts 2020 Warbirds

Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: At The Finish

The RX8 does what a gravel bike does. It takes what was a road thing, for smooth paved surfaces, and it makes it into a rough road, dirt road thing. Gravel riding is not mountain biking, (despite the cross-over at some points), and the demands of road riding are a bit closer related to what we do on gravel "roads" than what people need to have for single track. Therefore; it is my opinion that a slightly modified road shoe is what will do the job best, and Shimano has knocked it out of the park with the RX8
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Shimano RX8 Gravel Shoes: At The Finish

GORE Infinium Bike Wear: Quick Review

When the label says “When performance is a priority and water fastness isn’t”, you know they are speaking my language. In So Cal, from fall into winter, we can get rain of course, but mostly we get cold winds. So having a layer that is wind blocking is key to happy riding.
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GORE Infinium Bike Wear: Quick Review

Featured Event: The Old Man Winter Rally

Featured Event: The Old Man Winter Rally - by Guitar Ted Over the years I have compiled events calendars
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Featured Event: The Old Man Winter Rally

Gravel Grinder News: Andy’s Bike Shop – Riding Gravel Partner Up

Today Riding Gravel announces its new "technical support" partner in Andy's Bike Shop, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Riding Gravel's Guitar Ted and Andy's Bike Shop's Andy Tetmeyer will be working together to help with logistics and technical aspects regarding the review work, merchandising, and some social media aspects of the RidingGravel.com website.
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Gravel Grinder News: Andy’s Bike Shop – Riding Gravel Partner Up

RIDING GRAVEL IS THE HOME OF GRAVEL CYCLING

Welcome to Riding Gravel. Our goal is to connect the gravel community and bring you information and resources to improve your experience. The unpaved route is more interesting and adventurous, and (we think) it’s the best route.


 

 

 

Rebecca’s Private Idaho

The good group at Rebecca’s Private Idaho sent over some info to share with you. “Ride in the wake of glaciers as Rebecca’s Private Idaho returns to the high country of world champion Rebecca Rusch’s Ketchum, Idaho backyard. Take on either the 94- or 56-mile routes of grueling gravel-strewn wonder with hundreds of cyclists at […]

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Mountain Bike Radio Membership

Our friends over at Mountain Bike Radio are offering up a great opportunity to get some great deals and support a great community all at the same time: From the Mountain Bike Radio Facebook Page: Did you know that you can get access to 15% off Elevated Legs 20% off CarboRocket 15% off Wolf Tooth […]

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AntiEpic 160 Final Course Map Posted

“The AntiEpic 160 is a free, unsupported gravel bike ride that begins and ends at Pikes Peak Brewing in Monument, Colorado. You can ride whatever bike you’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road. Go fast, go social, go however you’d like. Just realize that you are completely responsible for yourself. It’s early April, so […]

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Dirty Kanza Lodging Information Posted

If you’re headed to the Dirty Kanza and looking for lodging information, they recently posted some details for you. Read the details here. If you have any questions, comments, or want to share some pictures, check out the Riding Gravel Forum thread. Do you have news about an event, a race, products, or anything else […]

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Grind It Til You Find It Limited Tshirts

We have been working with a couple of our friends recently to come up with some fun and cool tshirt designs. This design is done by Justin Piontek Graphic Design. Justin is not only a creative graphic guy, he’s a hell of a racer as well. In 2013, he finished 8th in the Wisconsin Off […]

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Barry-Roubaix this weekend

The very popular Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race is this Saturday, March 22 in Hastings, Michigan. There are 24, 36, and 62-mile options to accomodate riders of any level.  It’s the unofficial start of the season in the Upper Midwest. Last year, a total of 2,150 riders participated in all of the distances  – 361 […]

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[Editorial] Gravel is not a Fad

NOTE: This is normally the news feed, but occasionally we will be posting editorial pieces. – by Ben, creator of Riding Gravel Riding Gravel This website started last fall after some coercing from Andy at pedal of Littleton to get a gravel ride going in the fall after interest in the spring AntiEpic. It was […]

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