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The Wolf’s Lair 2.0: A 400 km Bike Packing route through the Apennines Mountains, Italy

‘The Wolf’s Lair’ is a 400 km bike packing route that winds through medieval castles, alpine scenery and ancient Italian villages in the Apennines mountains. The Montanus duo (Georgio and Francesco) traced that route in 2016, after they felt the need to explore deeper into the Abruzzo region to learn more about their culture and […]

The Ritte Satyr Steel Gravel Bike: Half Man, Half Goat, All Party

“The road hasn’t always been paved. In fact, there haven’t always been roads. Or paths. Or trails. Or tracks. Somewhere along the way, we became less rugged, more fearful of the woods and deserts. We became serious and conservative, riding for structured training rather than fun. It’s time to balance it all out – the […]

Photo Gallery: 2019 GRINDURO! Canada and 2019 GRINDURO! Japan

Grinduro, the seminal mixed-terrain event where having a good time at the party is just as important as going fast in the race, ran five unique events in different parts of the globe. Global support from companies such as Fabric, Maxxis, and Rapha, Canada (hosted by Devinci) and Japan (hosted by Salsa) joined the 2019 […]

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Riding Gravel Roads of the Dolomites Mountains, Italy: by Lajos Kőves

Located in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites are a formidable mountain range that regularly feature in the European professional road cycling scene. Many a potential overall winner has seen their lead cut to shreds in one day or one mountain pass in races such as the Giro d’Italia. Geographically, the Dolomites are almost shared equally between […]

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The 2020 Epic Desert Gravel Race: Gravel Morocco & More

Extraordinary scenery and a challenge for all who start and finish, regardless of distance: 300km – 150km – 80km – 40km!    The 2020 Epic Desert Gravel Race is unlike most others with breathtaking scenery, and is open to professionals and amateurs. Discovery and adventure in the heart of the Agafay desert and the wonders […]

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Riding 2,300 miles of Mixed-Surface roads in Uganda: by Evan Christenson

This article was reprinted with permission from Spinergy Wheels. Evan Christenson rode a 2,300-mile journey cycling through deserts, mountains and jungles. The definition of a road in Uganda can be loose. Misleading by nature and deceiving in technicality. And the terrain these roads traverse hides disobeying lies in their challenge. The people surround them, the […]

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Crusher in the Tushar joins the Life Time Family: Including Interview with Founder T-Bird aka Burke Swindlehurst!

The words that follow are from T-Bird aka Burke Swindlehurst aka promoter extraordinaire of Crusher in the Tushar. To hear the interview conducted by our Partners in Podcasting, The Gravelride Podcast, please scroll down this article. Over to Burke! Dearest Crusher, I write today with news! It’s BIG news. It’s exciting news. It’s good news. […]

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Podcast: Selene Yeager – Gravel Athlete, Journalist, Author & Her New Book!

Our partner in podcasting, The Gravel Ride Podcast, spoke with experienced gravel athlete, journalist, podcaster and author, Selene Yeager who recently published the quintessential guide to gravel. It is appropriately named, Gravel! The book is a must-read for anyone trying to navigate the world of gravel equipment and events. Selene Yeager’s Website – Selene Yeager’s Instagram […]

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Grinduro Wraps Successful Season & Expands in 2020 – Mt. Shasta, Australia & More!

Ground-breaking mixed terrain event continues to grow with five new locations and six events in total. “Grinduro, the seminal mixed-terrain event where having a good time at the party is just as important as going fast in the race, has drawn the curtain on a hugely successful 2019 season, brought to life by founding sponsor […]

North Cape of Norway to Cape Town of South Africa 2019

From the North Cape of Norway to Cape Town of South Africa: Diary (Day 66 to 73) – Finale!

If you missed this undertaking that began on September 8th, 2019, Jonas Deichmann is attempting to break a world record; riding 18,000km from the Arctic to Cape Town. He is accompanied by the photographer and long-distance driver Philipp Hympendahl. There will be many mixed-surface roads along the way. You can read more about Jonas’ adventure […]

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Riding Hungarian Gravel + Mud around the Hungarian Lake District: by Lajos Kőves

Located in Central Europe and spanning some 93,030 square kilometres (35,920 square miles) in the Carpathian Basin, Hungary borders Slovakia to the north, Ukraine to the northeast, Austria to the northwest, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest and Slovenia to the west. With a population of approximately 10 million […]