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Rider Q&A: Leah Kirchmann

Riding with Leah Kirchmann is always an adventure. The Olympian and Team Sunweb member has won some of the biggest races in women’s cycling and been Canadian champion several times over.

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Bikes & Set Ups: Kelly Emmerson

My Escapade is Built for adventure, the commute, to explore, dog run, tour and most importantly, the gravel.

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Objects of Desire: Shimano XC5 Shoes

Comfortable and functional mixed terrain shoes.

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Rider Q&A: Leah Kirchmann

Riding with Leah Kirchmann is always an adventure. The Olympian and Team Sunweb member has won some of the biggest races in women’s cycling and been Canadian champion several times over.

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Rider Q&A: Gijs Bruinsma aka ‘Gijssie’

What is your must do event? Grinduro USA because of the fun. Dirty Kanza because of the challenge and history.

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Rider Q&A: Lorena Isasi

What is your must do event? Like the Grinduro format

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Rider Q&A: Clem Shovel

What do you see as the future of gravel riding?
A good one, perfect bike for everything. Open door for lot events, like: Bikepacking, mountain bike or road breve

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Bikes & Set Ups: Kelly Emmerson

My Escapade is Built for adventure, the commute, to explore, dog run, tour and most importantly, the gravel.

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Bikes & Set Ups: NAHBS Builder Series

Mosaic Cycles and Spectrum Paint and Powder Works, by Kristen Legan

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Bikes & Set Ups: NAHBS Builder Series

Rock Lobster, by Ben Popper

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Bikes & Set Ups: Paul Errington

Your favourite part?
I am a huge fan of Brooks Cambium saddles … I think the saddle is one area on your bike you don’t want to mess with.

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Bikes & Set Ups: Building Gravel Bikes

Mirko Meerwaldt took up the craft of frame building last year and recently launched Koppel Frameworks alongside Tom Hoekstra of De Mechanieker.

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Objects of Desire: Shimano XC5 Shoes

Comfortable and functional mixed terrain shoes.

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Objects of Desire: PRO Discover bike bags

PRO’s Discover range is born out of making elite equipment for road and off-road situations.

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Rider Q&A: Leah Kirchmann

Riding with Leah Kirchmann is always an adventure. The Olympian and Team Sunweb member has won some of the biggest races in women’s cycling and been Canadian champion several times over.

Read more

Rider Q&A: Gijs Bruinsma aka ‘Gijssie’

What is your must do event? Grinduro USA because of the fun. Dirty Kanza because of the challenge and history.

Read more

Rider Q&A: Lorena Isasi

What is your must do event? Like the Grinduro format

Read more

Rider Q&A: Clem Shovel

What do you see as the future of gravel riding?
A good one, perfect bike for everything. Open door for lot events, like: Bikepacking, mountain bike or road breve

Read more

Bikes & Set Ups: Kelly Emmerson

My Escapade is Built for adventure, the commute, to explore, dog run, tour and most importantly, the gravel.

Read more

Bikes & Set Ups: NAHBS Builder Series

Mosaic Cycles and Spectrum Paint and Powder Works, by Kristen Legan

Read more

Bikes & Set Ups: NAHBS Builder Series

Rock Lobster, by Ben Popper

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Bikes & Set Ups: Paul Errington

Your favourite part?
I am a huge fan of Brooks Cambium saddles … I think the saddle is one area on your bike you don’t want to mess with.

Read more

Bikes & Set Ups: Building Gravel Bikes

Mirko Meerwaldt took up the craft of frame building last year and recently launched Koppel Frameworks alongside Tom Hoekstra of De Mechanieker.

Read more

Objects of Desire: Shimano XC5 Shoes

Comfortable and functional mixed terrain shoes.

Read more

Objects of Desire: PRO Discover bike bags

PRO’s Discover range is born out of making elite equipment for road and off-road situations.

Read more

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Dirty Reiver 2019

Date: 13th April 2019
Location: Kielder Forest, Northumberland, UK

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Malteni Bootlegger 2019

Date: 13th April 2019
Location: Rongy, Belgium

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Random Adventure Quest 2019

Date: 3rd to 6th May 2019
Location: Clitheroe, UK

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Gravel Series Limburg 2019

Date: May 5 & September 8 2019
Location: Banholt - Limburg - The Netherlands

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Smugglers' Path 2019

Date: 25th of May 2019
Location: Witteberg, Hamont-Achel

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Podia Gravelventures 2019

Date: 29th May — 2nd June 2019
Location: Beskid Niski, Poland & Slovakia

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Dirty Kanza 2019

Date: June 1st 2019
Location: Emporia, Kansas

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Tuscany Trail 2019

Date: 1st June 2019
Location: Massa, Italy

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Gravel Trophy 2019

Date: June 8th and 9th 2019
Location: Valberg, France

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THE PIRINEXUS CHALLENGE 2019

Date: 15 JUNE 2019 (6,00H)
Location: CALONGE I SANT ANTONI

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Funk Bottoms Gravel 2019

Date: June 15, 2019
Location: Glenmont, OH USA

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Gravel Blinduro (Ceska Kanada)

Date: June 22-23rd
Loc: Stare Mesto pod Landstejnem, Czech Republic

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Grinduro Scotland 2019

Date: July 13th 2019
Location: Arran, Scotland

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Dirty Boar Gravel Ride

Date: 7th September 2019
Location: Ovifat – Belgium

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Gravel Series Limburg 2019

Date: May 5 & September 8 2019
Location: Banholt - Limburg - The Netherlands

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LTD Gravel Raid 2019

Date: 27–29th September
Location: Hellenthal - GERMANY

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Ride
Reports

LtD GRAVEL RAID

As I crested the last in a series of savage little hills on the German-Belgian border a big wave of satisfaction came my way.

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Toros de Gravel

The Island of Mallorca is well renowned for its quality of cycling ... though this reputation is based on its road cycling. Only a small number of locals knew about the quality of gravel riding on the island.

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Perth – A Gravel Rider’s Heaven

There’s something deeply satisfying about the crunch of gravel beneath soft tyres. Similar to how every ride on the road is different, the same can be said about a day exploring on gravel.

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