Featured Bike: Retro Gravel! JOM’s Vitus 979 L’Eroica Bike

L’Eroica started in 1997 because of one man, Giancarlo Brocci. Giancarlo admired the values of a past cycling so much that he wanted to reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history; literature, culture, and music. L’Eroica also began as a foundation for the protection and preservation of the last gravel roads in […]

VIDEO: The 2016 L’Eroica Experience: Part Four – The Ride Video – The White Roads of Tuscany

Sunday, October 2, 2016. JOM (Aussie), K-Dogg and Mrs K-Dogg flew across the pond (that’s the Atlantic Ocean for those not in the know) from the USA to attend the 20th Anniversary edition of L’Eroica. Check out JOM’s ride report HERE – and, Part One and Part Two of the L’Eroica experience along with galleries of the sweet vintage […]

The 2016 L’Eroica Experience: Part One

If you’ve never heard of L’Eroica, the following text, mostly quoted from the official website explains the event quite well. L’Eroica started in 1997 because of one man, Giancarlo Brocci. Giancarlo admired the values of a past cycling so much that he wanted to reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history; literature, culture, […]

VIDEO K-Dogg’s L’Eroica Ride Experience 2014

From the L’Eroica website. “L’Eroica is a foundation whose purpose is to safeguard the heritage of the white roads of Tuscany. These romantic ideals gave rise to the idea of the cycling event born in 1997. At the start, at the time, there were 92 “hunters of feelings and emotions”, but now Eroica is an […]

K-Dogg’s L’Eroica Ride Report 2014

Gravel Cyclist presents one of the most epic ride reports ever. This is K-Dogg’s story about the L’Eroica ride.  Update 10/18/2014 – K-Dogg’s Ride Video.   The Heros: “An exercise in environmental sustainability to safeguard the white roads or strada biancha of Tuscany.” Most entry money (30 Euros) goes toward making sure these sacred roads […]

More sights from L’Eroica 2014

Mr and Mrs K-Dogg returned last week from their epic ride at the L’Eroica ride in Italy. While the staff here at Gravel Cyclist are waiting for that slacker K-Dogg to write his epic ride report :), please enjoy photos of local museum bikes, and a tasty liquor establishment.  K-Dogg took along his GoPro, so […]

L’Eroica Reconnaisance Report Number 2 – 2014

K-Dogg’s Thursday Reconnaissance Ride The event gets tricky early, with a descent on the first gravel section about eight miles from the start in Gaiole… at about 5:30 a.m.  Check out Castagnoli (private castle) in the background behind K-Dogg. Twelve percent (12%) gradient up to the castle and down again.  We’ll do this in the […]

Pre L’Eroica Reconnoitering 2014

Our roving reporter K-Dogg, has chimed in with his first report from L’Eroica.  Click an image to see the full-size version. From K-Dogg: Drove the entire 205 k course.  It took 5+ hours to just drive it like a maniac. Did I mention the scary descents with really shitty antique brakes? I’m going to talk […]

L’Eroica Bound 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014.  K-Dogg and Mrs K-Dogg are jetsetting their way to Italy, to contest the legendary race / ride / event, known as L’Eroica.  It’s been on K-Dogg’s bucket list for a while. What is L’Eroica? From the official website – “L’eroica is a foundation whose purpose is to safeguard the heritage of […]