Odenwald Odyssey Heidelberg 2020

Odenwald Odyssey Heidelberg 2020, Germany – by Timo Rokitta

  One of the few gravel events that took place in Germany in 2020 was, besides the Nibelungen gravel ride, was the Odenwald Odyssey by the guys from the “Flare Bike Festival” from Heidelberg. Almost 100 gravel cyclists checked into the Cafe Fahrstil clubhouse on a sunny Saturday morning in mid-September. For each participant, there […]

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Gravel Ronde van Nederland: 1,300kms in Two Weeks – by Timo Rokitta

After our trip to Spain with the gravel bike was canceled due to the corona pandemic, we decided to travel off-road across the Netherlands. We started our gravel expedition in the small German pilgrimage town of “Kevelaer” near the Dutch border. It helps that I know the area from my first 400 and 600 kilometer […]

Nibelungen Gravel Ride 2020

Nibelungen Gravel Ride Edition 2020, Germany: by Timo Rokitta

2020 sees Europe in the grip of Coronavirus and most cycling events have been canceled. There are some lesser-known events such as the Nibelungen gravel ride in Worms, that took place under the strict control of the Coronavirus directives on July 3 and 4.  The proceeds of the event benefit the children’s arm of the […]

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A Gravel Ride by the Baltic Sea: Hansegravel by Timo Rokitta

Hanse is the name of the association of North German merchants between the mid-12th century and the mid-17th century, the aim of which was to promote free trade and common interests abroad. The first cities to form a covenant were Lübeck and Hamburg. Other coastal cities such as Lübeck, Hamburg, Bremen, Wismar, Rostock, Stralsund, Greifswald, […]

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Gravel Cycling Fun in the Saarland, Germany: by Timo Rokitta

The Saarland is a Federal State in southwest Germany. It is the smallest of the area countries and has just under a million inhabitants. The second smallest country borders in the north and east and the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, in the south at the French Grand Est region and in the west, the Grand Duchy […]

jeroboam spain zero edition 2019

Jeroboam Spain: Edition One, 150kms of Gravel Fun from Girona – by Timo Rokitta

35 determined gravel cyclists arrived at the location of Rocacorba Cycling near Girona in late October 2019 to attend the first edition of Jeroboam Spain. After a few words of welcome by Edward Greene the organizer, riders departed at 9 o’clock on the 150-kilometer route. Half an hour later, the remainding riders left for the […]

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The Circles of Cid: Camino del Cid – Gravel Cycling in Spain – by Timo Rokitta

After our adventure on the Camino del Cid in 2018 (link to Part 1 – Part 2), we moved back to Spain this year. But the way of el Cid has more to offer. To visit all the Knight’s historic sites, there are several Circular Routes that offer some gravel adventures.  Gallocanta Circular Route We […]

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A Spanish Gravel Adventure: In the footsteps of the Spanish Knight “El Cid”, Part Two – by Timo Rokitta

This article continues from Part One of A Spanish Gravel Adventure: In the footsteps of the Spanish Knight “El Cid”, with further details about the route by Timo Rokitta. The Way of El Cid for Gravel Bikes In general, it is possible to ride the route on gravel, but there are exceptions. The Camino del […]