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Link to Should you ride your road bike on gravel?
James 'Hank' Lowsley-Williams pushing his Pinarello to the max

Should you ride your road bike on gravel?

If you're thinking about heading off the beaten track on your road bike, here’s how far can you push it before things start to break

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Link to The plan to save Virginia’s historic gravel roads from being paved over
The historic roads of Virginia

The plan to save Virginia’s historic gravel roads from being paved over

Preservationists want to list Loudoun County's gravel roads on the National Park Service register, alongside Abraham Lincoln's house and the Statue of Liberty

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Link to Gravel bike vs mountain bike: Which is best?
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Gravel bike vs mountain bike: Which is best?

Si Richardson takes GMBN's Isaac Mundy on an adventure to prove that gravel bikes are the best option for multi-surfacing riding

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Link to Remco Evenepoel: Tour de France gravel stage isn't dangerous but will look crazy
Evenepoel thinks the gravel stage will look more chaotic than it actually will be

Remco Evenepoel: Tour de France gravel stage isn't dangerous but will look crazy

With 2024 marking Evenepoel's first crack at the Tour de France, every interview and press conference is focused on his July ambitions

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Link to Curve Cycling’s latest Walmer Bar is one of widest carbon drop handlebars available
The Walmer Bar Carbon, which is designed for gravel and road, is available in a maximum 50cm width

Curve Cycling’s latest Walmer Bar is one of widest carbon drop handlebars available

Latest version of the popular gravel handlebars builds on the design of the original alloy bars, but carries over the 43cm, 46cm and 50cm widths

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Link to Gallery: Winter strikes again at Old Man Winter Rally
A look at the grit and grime of Colorado's first gravel race of the season

Gallery: Winter strikes again at Old Man Winter Rally

The Rocky Mountains first gravel race of the year put the riders through gritty conditions as snow from the previous day melted into slushy slop along the 75km course

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Link to Rule of Three Gravel opens registration Monday
Registration opens Monday morning

Rule of Three Gravel opens registration Monday

Places are expected to sell out fast for this Unbound shake-down race

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Link to Strade Bianche route adds two new gravel sectors and increases men's distance to 215km
The peloton takes on the white gravel roads of Strade Bianche

Strade Bianche route adds two new gravel sectors and increases men's distance to 215km

Repeated final loop brings total sectors up to 15 with 70km off-road, plus additions to women's route

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Link to Low Gap Hopper: Christopher Blevins and Kate Courtney take wins to open the US gravel season
Christopher Blevins wins the first race of the US gravel season at the Low Gap Hopper over the weekend

Low Gap Hopper: Christopher Blevins and Kate Courtney take wins to open the US gravel season

The short but challenging race in northern California is the first significant test in a gravel calendar that will run through to October

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Link to Getting into gravel riding: Here are Nathan Haas’ top 7 tips
Nathan Haas is a former WorldTour pro who has forged a second career in gravel

Getting into gravel riding: Here are Nathan Haas’ top 7 tips

From clothing to bike set-up and so much more. Former WorldTour pro and current gravel racer Nathan Haas picks out his key tips for all budding gravel riders

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Link to Girls gone gravel: A look inside a new solution to youth cycling development
Last year's crew of mentees at the Low Gap Hopper

Girls gone gravel: A look inside a new solution to youth cycling development

At the Low Gap Hopper gravel race, many of the women in the pro field will have different priorities as they pass on their knowledge to the next generation of racers

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Link to Gravel riding basics – four fundamental tips
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Gravel riding basics – four fundamental tips

Gravel tips from cyclo-cross and mountain bike pro Oli Beckingsale, from controlling your speed and managing grip to getting more technical and tackling climbs and descents

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Link to From disparate cyclists to something like a community: this is the Dirt Dash bikepacking weekend
Riders prepare for the off at the Dunoon Dash

From disparate cyclists to something like a community: this is the Dirt Dash bikepacking weekend

Charlie Hobbs and Markus Stitz have created a set of events that put camaraderie and adventure first, as the Dorset Dash heads to Scotland

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Link to Unbound Gravel lottery closes January 20
This June the gravel world will again descend onto Emporia, Kansas

Unbound Gravel lottery closes January 20

The lottery for all distances, except the 350-mile option, will close on Saturday, while those who are selected will be notified on January 25

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Link to Six equipment changes that will turn your road bike into a gravel bike
With a few adaptations, your road bike can take on gravel trails

Six equipment changes that will turn your road bike into a gravel bike

With a few adaptations, your road bike can become a capable off-road machine.

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Link to Trek adds three top gravel racers to their 2024 off-road team
Russell Finsterwald will be switching Specialized for Trek in 2024

Trek adds three top gravel racers to their 2024 off-road team

Finsterwald, Hunter-Smith and Andre Røed are added to the team as the American brand looks to make a competitive splash in the 2024 gravel calendar

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Link to Remco Evenepoel’s secret mission to recon Tour de France gravel stages and time trial
Whether it be at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in 2022 or the Giro d'Italia a year prior, Remco Evenepoel has previously struggled on gravel stages

Remco Evenepoel’s secret mission to recon Tour de France gravel stages and time trial

Belgian rider goes dark on Strava for three days but the Belgian media are on the case as they watch the rider's every move ahead of his Tour de France debut

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Link to The complete 2024 USA gravel race calendar
Gravel is a growing discipline worldwide, but its roots remain in the US

The complete 2024 USA gravel race calendar

GCN's comprehensive calendar of gravel events covers the best US races in 2024

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Link to Gravel and e-bike rides on the up as Gen Z do things differently, according to Strava trends
Gravel riding is becoming more and more popular on Strava

Gravel and e-bike rides on the up as Gen Z do things differently, according to Strava trends

Fitness platform's 2023 Trend Report also highlights the most popular gear used by cyclists

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Link to Destination Tucson: The best gravel roads in the USA?
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Destination Tucson: The best gravel roads in the USA?

Inspired by rumours of gravel riches, Ollie Bridgewood and James 'Hank' Lowsley-Williams embarked on an adventure in the small town of Patagonia

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Link to 8 common gravel riding mistakes to avoid
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8 common gravel riding mistakes to avoid

From rattling bottle cages to incorrect bike set-up, avoid these gravel mishaps

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Link to 8 hidden gems of US gravel racing in 2024
Gravel riders ride through a living room at the Rockcobble

8 hidden gems of US gravel racing in 2024

Beyond the big titles, here are eight gravel races we think stand out as underappreciated off-road events in the United States cycling calendar

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Link to Gravel bikes, riding, racing and events: Everything you need to know about the sport in 2024
Explore gravel guides, inspiration and news

Gravel bikes, riding, racing and events: Everything you need to know about the sport in 2024

How to choose the best gravel bike, races, events and the latest tech. Here's everything you need to know about gravel riding in 2024

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Link to Cervélo's first e-bike combines road and gravel features
Cervélo has announced its arrival in to the e-bike market with the new Rouvida

Cervélo's first e-bike combines road and gravel features

Flip chip technology allows a rider to tune the geometry specifically for both road or gravel riding

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