A weekly roundup of what's happening in the off-road.
Course records, record numbers, and unlimited inspiration: Paracyclists leave their mark at the Leadville Trail 100 and SBT GRVL
Meg Fisher and Steven Wilke set new course records on the notoriously difficult courses while dozens of other paracyclists participate in inclusive categories.
Russell Finsterwald shows off his SBT GRVL Crux, which featured a massive 50T chainring, aero road wheels, and alloy handlebars.
'SBT GRVL has shown that a top tier event where the result is extremely important for a rider like myself can still include all the other ingredients that make gravel special.'
Gomez Villafañe is dominating the off-road race scene this season. Here's the bike that she rode to her latest win at SBT GRVL.
Tiffany Cromwell of Canyon-SRAM comes in one minute later, followed by Flavia Oliveira Parks.
Meet just a sliver of the people riding SBT GRVL gravel race this year from All Bodies on Bikes, Ride for Racial Justice, and more.
What gravel bike tires do people ride, what bikes are they riding, and why did they choose that gear? Gravel race bike checks at SBT GRVL 2023 are here.
Gravel culture has normalized insanely long events. But they aren't the only option.
With bunch sprints increasingly common in the elite men's race, organizers are looking for ways to mitigate congestion with amateurs at the finish.
Amy Charity on American gravel moving to Finland: FNLD GRVL, Valtteri Bottas, and the future of gravel
The SBT GRVL founder sits down to talk about moving success from America to Finland, their partnership with Valtteri Bottas, and the future of gravel races in Europe.
Race co-promoter Valtteri Bottas brings his F1 team into the gravel world.
Alfa Romeo F1 driver switches to two wheels with Canyon Bicycles partnership.
Cromwell races for Canyon-SRAM on the WorldTour, but is no stranger to gravel events.
American off-roader talks worlds, the road bike he'll race, and the types of team he'd sign for in 2023.
Swenson has been looking a class above this season, whether on MTB or gravel.
The spring classics specialist traded in his road bike for some late summer gravel.
The top US domestic off-road pro keeps getting asked about a move to Europe, and says he's open to the possibility.
In this column, we look at the power numbers of Keegan Swenson at the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and SBT GRVL.
Whitney Allison and Ruth Winder round out the podium.
Swenson and a small chasing group bridged to breakaway Freddy Ovett, John Borstelmann, and Nathan Spratt at mile 100. Ovett and Payson McElveen join Swenson on the podium.
Howes left with 'messed up' ribs while Morton suffers mechanical.
The Ugandan teenager is making his US gravel debut at SBT GRVL this weekend. But first he had to overcome a cracked frame.
'Previously, bikes for me meant showing up and doing a job, and this feels different. I’m still trying to figure out that part of it but it’s really nice to have that space to figure it out,' says the former WorldTour pro.
'The young guys like Keegan Swenson are more complete than I am. Maybe if they put a road race in the series it would suit me better,' says Dutch rider.
Four riders from the East African squad will spend the next month racing gravel across the country.
It’s been a challenging period, ever since the start of the gravel season when Stetina fractured a wrist in a crash during Sea Otter in April.
The ‘Purple Rain’ paint scheme is the third that the former WorldTour rider has raced on this season.
The new gravel event will debut in Lahti, Finland in June, 2023.
SBT GRVL sells out 3,000 spots in minutes. The race's co-founder talks about what sets her race apart, her philosophy on gravel, and her perspective on what other race promoters are doing well.
Bahati Foundation continues its work in introducing young people to new opportunities — this time on gravel in Colorado.
The American veteran isn’t thinking about retirement yet as he savors a program that combines the WorldTour and gravel.
Both races will offer discounted entries for any distance for riders under 18 years of age.
The gravel machine we named the 2021 VeloNews Bike of the Year has only gotten better. Here's how.
The experience of the masses outweighs the need to enact new rules to govern a few elite racers, organizers say.
On this week's episode we discuss the latest controversy in U.S. gravel racing, and we analyze the Vuelta's final week.
WorldTour pro looks to return to Unbound after crashing out in opening hours of this year's race, also plans to race Leadville, SBT GRVL.
There is a gap between gravel's written and unwritten rules, and women's racing is caught in the crossfire.
I’m not sure if inaugural LeadBoat title is the badass or dumbass award, but I am very proud of the title and of each one of the 100 or so other racers who did it with me.
The F1 driver stayed with the lead group in the 64-mile Red event, was one water bottle short, and placed fifth.
De Crescenzo was the only woman who did not have to stop to refill bottles at SBT GRVL, thanks to help from her team.
Check out Ben Delaney's author page.
Some 100 racers did Leadville on Saturday followed by SBT GRVL Sunday. The lowest cumulative times won the LeadBoat Challenge.
Check out Ben Delaney's author page.
Formula 1 star Valtteri Bottas is in Colorado to race SBT GRVL. He spoke to us about his love of cycling.
The key climbs, the technical sections, the prize money, and the pros' choices on gear.
The Canyon-SRAM rider is diversifying her calendar in the latter part of 2021, and perhaps beyond.
Plus a guide on who to watch for the hotly contested gravel race in Steamboat Springs on August 15.
The strategy to win includes going all out at Saturday's MTB race, say Alex Howes and Payson McElveen. Alison Tetrick's secret weapon is bombproof preparation.
Colorado's two biggest bike races - the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and SBT GRVL - are happening back-to-back. For about 120 riders, that means an epic weekend of racing is on tap.
Limited edition program created as a fundraiser for the nonprofit People for Bikes.
Matt Lieto and Jayson O’Mahoney will anchor the August 15 show, produced by MTN TV.
The Rideaway Experience offers gravel in Boulder and Zion, and mountain biking in Bentonville.
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.
BIPOC cyclists have a two-week window to apply for a spot in the gravel race that last year sold out in 22 minutes.
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.