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Photo gallery: Riding California's abandoned Old Ridge Road

Old Ridge Road in Southern California once stretched from Castaic to Grapevine. It was touted as a miracle of engineering when it opened ...

Coming home: How to deal with the post-adventure blues

For those of us with an adventurous streak, there can be few things more exciting that setting off on a new expedition. Exploring the wor...

Otso Warakin frameset review: All packed up and everywhere to go

Oftentimes when we head out on our bikes, we have a certain goal in mind. Sometimes it’s just getting back home by a certain hour, other ...

Photo gallery: 2017 Grinduro

Launched by Giro Sport Design in 2015, the third edition of Grinduro was held in Quincy, California, on October 7. As the name implies, G...

Photo gallery: 2017 L'Eroica in Gaiole in Chianti

L’Eroica is a popular adventure ride for cyclists dressed in vintage cycling gear — wool jerseys, caps, and goggles — and riding vintage ...

Photo gallery and rider diary: a belt buckle battle at Rebecca's Private Idaho

Hundreds of gravel enthusiasts travelled to Ketchum, Idaho, over Labor Day weekend for the annual Rebecca's Private Idaho gravel race. No...

Photo gallery: 2017 Gravel Worlds

Gravel riding enthusiasts from all over travelled to rural Nebraska, USA, over the weekend to participate in the 2017 Gravel Worlds. Form...

A Pirate Champion: Alison Tetrick on winning Gravel Worlds

I am here to tell the tales of voyages in the endless and mysterious gravel roads meandering through corn Husker territory. The views are...

Setting sail for Gravel Worlds 2017 with Alison Tetrick

Can you hear it? The distant calling of a familiar tune. Yo, ho, yo, ho… Don’t you feel the urge to soak in the warm winds of exploration...

Photo gallery: 2017 Dirty Kanza 200

Two-thousand adventure seekers tackled the 200 grueling miles (322 kilometres) of dirt and gravel that make up the Dirty Kanza 200 over t...

Becoming the Queen of Kanza: Alison Tetrick's Dirty Kanza 200 diary

I know we are not in Kansas anymore, but I did return the Queen of the Kanza.  I didn’t even have to click my ruby red slippers to do so....

All-female singlespeed crew to take on the grueling Dirty Kanza 200

The Dirty Kanza 200 is not for the faint of heart.  The premier gravel race in America, The Dirty Kanza takes 2,000 adventure seekers on ...

2017 Sea Otter Classic live tech coverage

The annual Sea Otter Classic is a premier event for new-product introductions, including the usual road, mountain, and cyclocross offerin...

What I discovered by racing my first enduro, the Trans NZ

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Video: Testing the friendship with a ride of the Great Divide

At 2768.4 miles (4455.3 km) long, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is one of the longest off-pavement routes in the world. It's also ...

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 3: On biking mount Kilimanjaro, getting "chicked" and Dirty Kanza

For our third weekly podcast, we brought in Ella editor, Anne-Marije Rook, and special guest Rebecca Rusch. Rusch, a.k.a, "The Queen of P...

Adventure, empowerment, change: Videos that will make you want to get in the saddle and ride

  We all need a little bit extra motivation from time to time. Maybe the weather is crappy, maybe you're tired or maybe you just don...

Exploring Cuba by bike

To outsiders, Cuba represents something of an enigma; a country seemingly frozen in time, despite recent advances, and one that promises ...

Horace and the rough stuff fellowship

The stuff you'll find here on CyclingTips is typically about road cycling, however anything on two wheels that captures the imagination i...

The road less ridden

Over the weekend I was asked to join Soigneur on one of their weekend getaways. I’ve barely had a chance to ride my bike in the last few ...

Pondering Pokhara

While it's tempting to travel to Europe to ride the legendary roads and cols there are a lot of other spectacular places in the world to ...