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Ted King's ridiculous 23-hour gravel ride across an entire state

Three weeks ago, on a damp night on the Canadian border of Vermont, Ted King set off for a very big bike ride. With a chipper ‘ciao’, the...

Parlee Chebacco one-year review: The road rider's gravel bike

Twenty years ago, the boatbuilder Bob Parlee decided to make a change. Drawing on his experience with composite materials, Parlee started...

Crusher in the Tushar cancelled for 2020

Today, yet another mass participation cycling event was forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Crusher in the Tushar, the challen...

Laurens ten Dam is living his best life in retirement

Life tends to settle down once a rider leaves the WorldTour. They get to spend more time with their family, life becomes less regimented ...

Big Sugar: Dirty Kanza owners launch new gravel race in Arkansas

The calendar of big-budget gravel events in the U.S. continues to grow. The latest announcement: Big Sugar-NWA Gravel, a 107-mile (172 km...

The weekly spin: WorldTour women pivoting toward gravel at SBT GRVL

When the field lines up for the Steamboat Gravel event — okay, okay SBT GRVL — on August 18, there will be some recognizable faces from a...

A pirate sword for the taking: Alison Tetrick's Gravel Worlds diary

Forget the rainbow jersey, there's a different kind of booty to be won at Pirate Cycling's unofficial Gravel World Championships. Defendi...

Opinion: A two-time Dirty Kanza winner’s view on the spirit of gravel racing

Once upon a time, following some controversial drama at the 2016 Dirty Kanza 200, a group of gravel enthusiasts took pen to paper and beg...

Armadillos, storms and a gravel yellow brick road: Alison Tetrick's Dirty Kanza

Armadillos, dust storms, lightning, wind, and rain. Oh my, it was a Dirty Kanza to be remembered, but it is not as if this 200 mile (320 ...

Video: Why do people do stuff that sucks? Exploring Type 2 fun at Dirty Kanza

There are some types of cycling that are hard to describe as "fun" at the time. It hurts, it's exhausting, miserable, and painful, and ye...

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 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: Winners and weather at the 2017 Crusher in the Tushar

The challenging course profile and Mother Nature combined for a powerful one-two punch as 600 riders lined up for the seventh edition of ...

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 ...