the rift iceland race report

Race Report: 2019 The Rift – Hvolsvöllur, Iceland – by Anne Moore

Eight months ago a new facebook page appeared – The Rift – and my husband Chris sent me a message: “There’s a gravel race being put on by the Lauf guys next summer. What do you think?” And I responded, “Well, I race gravel and I have always wanted to go to Iceland so I […]

dirty kanza training and equipment

Dirty Kanza 200: Training, Equipment & Race Planning to Survive & Thrive

Steven Fritz – I’m your typical cat 4 40+ cyclist with a family and job, and this year I raced the Dirty Kanza 200 for the first time. While I’ve raced some big events in the past, like Leadville and the Crusher in the Tushar, I’d never raced anything as challenging as the DK200. When […]

2019 crusher in the tushar

2019 Crusher in the Tushar – Alex Grant & Evelyn Dong Win the 9th Edition

All photos in this article by Cathy Fegan-Kim (Cotton Sox Photography) More than 600 riders, including a number of current and former U.S. professional national champions, descended on Utah’s Tushar Mountains for the ninth annual Crusher in the Tushar gravel event. After one of the fastest races to date it was professional mountain bikers Alex […]

2019 red clay ramble report

Race Report: 2019 Red Clay Ramble – The Ultra Master Version (aka 60+ yo) – by K-Dogg

Over the years Gravel Cyclist has traveled thousands of miles back and forth across this awesome country doing gravel races in all kinds of terrain and weather. We’ve done Dirty Kanza 200, Crusher in the Tushar, Hilly Billy Roubaix, Gravel Worlds, Love Valley Roubaix, Pisgah Monster Cross, Southern Cross, Assault on Mount Currahee, D2R2, Vermont […]

Race Report: 2019 Red Clay Ramble! – Eatonton, Georgia, USA

Georgia Red Clay: “The red color of soils is generally related to unhydrated iron oxides, although manganese dioxide and partially hydrated iron oxides may also contribute red colors. Since unhydrated iron oxide is relatively unstable under moist conditions, red color generally indicates good drainage and good aeration. Strongly red soils are expected on convex surfaces […]

Dirty Kanza 200 2019. Some Kind of Redemption – by K-Dogg

Bicycle Boomers What an amazing time to be old! What an amazing time to ride a bike! How amazing that more than eighty-one 60 + year olds lined up for this brutally hot and hilly two hundred mile course! Dozens of us old guys finished ahead of many guys half our age. When did this […]

Race Report: Single Speeding at the 2019 Dirty Kanza 200 – by Adrienne Taren

So. Historically I don’t write much about DK. JOM does pretty comprehensive coverage and everybody and their dog writes a DK race report. But this time, a whole buncha people went by me and yelled “write your story!” Either because they mistook me for a smaller Alison Tetrick, or because I probably looked like I […]

2019 elrods cirque race report

Race Report: 2019 Elrod’s Cirque + Mud (Winfield, Kansas) – by Adrienne Taren

I could probably just save myself several years of trouble and preemptively send JOM race reports from Elrod’s Cirque 2020, 2021, and 2022. They will all just say “Bobby Smith planned a race in Winfield, Kansas, and then it [insert extreme weather condition here.] Elrod’s Cirque, however, was one of my favorite adventures last year […]