Race promoter Bobby Wintle is the volcanic center of energy at The Mid South, which kicked off the gravel season in earnest on March 12.
SRM power-meter pedals compared to Stages, new S-Works tires, Cadex carbon-spoked wheels, and more.
A suspension post, a frame-mounted hydration reservoir, and a front brake – to make race organizers comfortable.
I did three group rides in the snow and slush on Friday and then raced the 50 miler on Saturday. Here are some gear highlights.
Newsom rides to sixth at The Mid South after a cyclocross section shatters the front group of men and women racing together.
Current and former WorldTour racers, Red Bull athletes, and 2,500 others motor around Oklahoma.
Moriah Wilson outsprints Savilla Blunk — partner of the men's winner Cole Paton — to round out the podium.
Two-time winner Payson McElveen on his tire, hydration, and competition considerations for The Mid South
'If conditions are really volatile, the race is not going to go smoothly for anyone. So then it's just, who can deal with that the best? Who can have the best mindset when things are going sideways?'
Every participant will receive a copy of the 64-page book that prominently features Indigenous narratives and cultural and environmental histories amid information about the event.
While not a brick and mortar museum yet, the project will honor the pioneers of the discipline, as nominated by members of the gravel community.
The gravel machine we named the 2021 VeloNews Bike of the Year has only gotten better. Here's how.
The Steamboat Springs gravel race that last year sold out in 22 minutes has expanded from 2,000 to 2,500 spots this year, plus added an e-bike category.
Organizers of the popular Belgian Waffle Ride have canceled the 2020 edition of the San Diego-based event. They plan to move forward with a Utah edition of the race.
Athletes believe that with a name change, the iconic gravel race can continue to be a leader in the industry.
The BWR Special Edition sunglasses are available for the 100% Speedcraft, S2, S3, and Hudson models.
Life Time and the Kaw Nation issue an open letter to the gravel community.
Betsy Welch and Ben Delaney picked out gear for 104 miles of Oklahoma mud at The Mid South. Find out how it all fared.
Beer-can shims, peanut-butter mud, and mud-puddle bike washes. Racing in Oklahoma was wild.
Payson McElveen's normalized power was 323 watts for his winning ride. Hannah Finchamp's normalized power was 202 watts - for 8 hours.
Colin Strickland, winner of the 2019 Dirty Kanza, is among the favorites for The Mid South, being held March 14 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He'll be racing this new-graphic Allied Able with matching new Rapha Meteor x Allied kit. More than 2,000 racers signed up for the 100-mile race on the burnt-orange clay roads, but fewer than that will take the start because of the coronavirus. For the design, Strickland provided designers references from the hills around his home in Austin, Texas.
Danny Summerhill trained hard to qualify for the Olympics, but the U.S. men's team didn't make it. He's redirected that fitness towards gravel.
In muddy years at The Mid South, a singlespeed with huge clearance is a great option. And that's exactly what the Stormchaser is.
I'm headed to The Mid South, hoping to get the line first for the famous Bobby Wintle hug. Oh, and here are my coronavirus-avoidance tips as a long-time bike racer...
On this week's podcast we take you inside Paris-Nice's fan blockade, discuss COVID-19's impact on global cycling, and discuss the Monuments of Gravel project.
No matter which bike you pick for the Crusher, at some point it's going to be the wrong choice.
For our final Monument of Gravel, our voting pool was deadlocked between Rebecca's Private Idaho and Crusher in the Tushar. Now, you can vote for one of these events to help us complete our Monuments of Gravel list.
Amy Charity spent her life in finance before making the leap to the professional road racing scene. The race director for SBT GRVL now takes her speed and motivation to the dirt.
What drew elite riders to SBT GRVL? Sure, there's the challenging course, beautiful scenery, and great spot on the calendar. But for some, the $28,000 in prize cash was more than enough motivation to race.
Riders like The Mid South because of the event's production and founder, and because the 100-mile course is short enough to actually race.
We check out Michael Marcxk's Canyon Ultimate. You've probably never seen a gravel race bike with a 55t chain ring and Speedplay pedals.
The Belgian Waffle Ride's punishing course and huge media footprint have attracted elite riders from multiple disciplines and helped drive them toward gravel racing.
What tires and other gear should you run at Dirty Kanza 200? Ask the woman who should know.
I started cycling after getting shot by a sniper in Afghanistan. Dirty Kanza's challenge lured me in, and the family bonding has kept me coming back.
Do you attack straight through, stop for a sandwich, or take advantage of neutral support? There is no standard across gravel races.
After Colin Strickland won the 2019 Dirty Kanza 200, EF Pro Cycling invited him to join the WorldTour in 2020 to race Paris-Roubaix. Here's why Strickland declined the offer.
The 2019 Dirty Kanza featured hot temperatures, sunshine, and a compelling battle in both the men's and women's races. VeloNews photo director Brad Kaminski was in Emporia this year to capture all of the action from the weekend.
Amity Rockwell wins women's Dirty Kanza 200 after making a late charge to overtake Alison Tetrick