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The Inaugural Bristol Rally: Best of the South West

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The Inaugural Bristol Rally: Best of the South West

Earlier in June Joe Sasada joined a group of 50 riders tackling the inaugural Bristol Rally, an unsupported 300km mainly off-road loop designed to celebrate some of the most iconic riding and historic sights in South West England. Read on for the ride report, whistlestop tour through 5000 years of history, and some musings on why the Rally format works so well for the broader cycling community.

Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo: Telling the True Story Through Photography

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Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo: Telling the True Story Through Photography

Do event photos tell the true story? Do they just remind us of a cool day on the bike that we can show off on social media? Or can they tell a different story, one we might not even know was taking place? Within the context of the Lu Lacka Wyco Hundo gravel cycling event, photographer Abe Landes wonders what role event photos play in telling the true story of the ride. Cyclist Brian Biggs has some thoughts…

Sincio De Acero: A Shop Visit and Showcase at Santander, Spain’s La Pindia

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Sincio De Acero: A Shop Visit and Showcase at Santander, Spain’s La Pindia

When Tomi opened his shop, La Pindia, he decided to throw a one-day bike show with framebuilders from all over the Iberian Peninsula. Due to the shop’s focus on handcrafted bikes, over a dozen bikes from various makers were brought to show the state of the craft within the region. Learn about the framebuilding community of Northern Spain and what ties them all together, and don’t miss some amazing bespoke builds.

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Relive the 2023 unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley

unPAved gravel celebrates the beautiful, hilly, sometimes wet but always glorious, forest and farm roads of the Bald Eagle State Forest and Susquehanna River Valley — and the fabulous riders that come to experience them during peak foliage in October.

Over 1,000 people took to the hills in 2023 riding the Burly-30, Proper-50, Plenty-90 or the Full-120 mile route which Adam Roberge & Laura Van Gilder won the Race for the Whoopie Pies (actually, everyone wins a whoopie pie). Some even went out for a slumberPArty on Saturday, riding to a campsite and then finishing the route on Sunday.

Join the celebration of Pennsylvania gravel this October 10-13! Registration is now open at BikeReg!

Offroad to Unbound: What if We Rode There?

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Offroad to Unbound: What if We Rode There?

Pedaling 1,400 miles from the highlands of Arizona to the plains of Kansas for a gravel race might not seem like the ideal lead-up to a long event, but ultra-endurance bikepacker and regular Radavist contributor Kurt Refsnider was convinced that taking the long way to Unbound was a journey worth pursuing. Join Kurt and Kait Boyle on an off-road ride to the world’s premier gravel event in Emporia.

DT Swiss GRC 1100 DICUT 30 and 50 Wheelsets and US Factory Visit

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DT Swiss GRC 1100 DICUT 30 and 50 Wheelsets and US Factory Visit

DT Swiss recently invited Travis and Spencer to their US headquarters in Grand Junction, Colorado, to take a spin on the new GRC 1100 DICUT 30 and 50 carbon wheelsets. While at the facility, the pair were treated to a tour of the Swiss brand’s US operations, offering more than expected. Below, let’s take a look behind DT Swiss’ Colorado curtain, check out some eclectic employee bikes, and ogle their new top-end gravel wheelsets….

Visit Trinidad, Colorado Presents: A Santa Fe Trail Gravel Riding Outpost

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Visit Trinidad, Colorado Presents: A Santa Fe Trail Gravel Riding Outpost

Trinidad, Colorado, is a gravel riding destination and outpost you ought to visit.

As a testament to the growing popularity of gravel cycling and its ability to spur rural economic development, Trinidad, Colorado, has, in a short few years, established itself as one of the state’s most exciting gravel bike destinations. Before 2020, not many cyclists considered the southern Colorado Front Range corridor as a place to ride a bike. Now, this former outpost on the Santa Fe Trail offers year-round opportunities to ride some of Colorado’s best gravel road conditions…

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The Mid South 2024 Full Race Recap Video

The Mid South 2024 race was the fastest on record! As US off road endurance racing continues to grow, we’re excited to share an up close look with these incredible athletes as they take the dirt roads of Stillwater Oklahoma. Enjoy the peek into the race dynamics from the 50k, Double and the 100 mile gravel race over Mid South 2024 weekend!

The Mid South happens in Stillwater OK, March 13-16, 2025
Registration opens September 2024.

A Custom Bike Journey with Caletti Cycles: Crafting the Ultimate Ride

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A Custom Bike Journey with Caletti Cycles: Crafting the Ultimate Ride

In the heart of Santa Cruz, California, John Caletti has spent over two decades honing his craft as a master frame builder at Caletti Cycles. From his early days of building steel frames to his current reputation for creating exceptional custom titanium bicycles, John’s journey is a testament to his dedication to the art and science of frame building.

A visit to Caletti Cycles reveals not just a workshop, but also a place where passion and precision intersect, where each bike reflects John’s commitment to quality and innovation. Join us below as we explore the inception of a unique builder/photographer relationship between John Caletti and Chris Corona, delving into John’s background, his perspectives on the cycling industry, and the vibrant community of makers that defines Caletti Cycles.

Rez Gravel 2024: Beautiful Dirt, No Dogs, A Lot of History

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Rez Gravel 2024: Beautiful Dirt, No Dogs, A Lot of History

The inaugural Rez Gravel was held in February of 2024. Founded by tribal member Elisha Bishop, the event consisted of 68, 26, and 13-mile courses through O’Odham tribal land near Casa Grande, Arizona. The event weekend also included a pre-ride dinner, campfire, and sharing of culture and history by Akimel O’Odham leader, singer, artist, farmer, and teacher Robert “Bobby” Stone. Don’t miss Erik Mathy’s unique photos and background on this new event below…

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Grasshopper Adventure Series U19 Women’s Mentorship Program

The Low Gap Hopper, which kicks off the Grasshopper Adventure Series season, is a formidable 48-mile mixed surface route with over 6,000 feet of climbing. While many of the girls who participated in this year’s mentoring initiative are part of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), races like Low Gap can seem intimidating due to the length, difficulty, and also the race culture. Riding with mentors gives girls on-the-ground support in real-time…

Hutchinson Caracal Race: Are Gravel Racing Tires Just Road Tires?

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Hutchinson Caracal Race: Are Gravel Racing Tires Just Road Tires?

Hutchinson just announced its latest drop bar tire: the Caracal Race and it has us asking ourselves, when will gravel racing tires just be completely bald? When a tire prioritizes performance and lightness and features a bare center tire pattern, at the expense of grip, durability, and puncture resistance, it feels more road-racing-oriented. It’s almost like gravel racing has become road racing. Or another question is, do you even need tread on a gravel racing tire? Let us know in the comments.

Wolf Tooth GnarWolf Chainguide rev2

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Wolf Tooth GnarWolf Chainguide rev2

1x drivetrains don’t require a chain guard but on some bikes and in some terrain, the extra assurance is nice. For those wanting to ride with a chain guard on their gravel or mountain bike in rough terrain, there are a number of options out there, including Wolf Tooth’s GnarWolf Chainguide which just received some updates since its first launch in 2016. Let’s check out the features of the GnarWolf Chainguide rev 2 below.