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Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking This has to be the most physically intense sport ever invented. It's high speed bicycle racing on a short off road course or riding the off pavement rides on gravel like :The Dirty Kanza". We also have a dedicated Racing forum for the Cyclocross Hard Core Racers.

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Old 05-13-12, 06:20 PM   #1
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Gravel, gravel & more gravel;

A list of gravel events;

the Dirty Kanza 200 http://www.dirtykanza200.com/
Almanzo 100 http://almanzo100.blogspot.com/
Arrowhead 135 http://www.arrowheadultra.com/index.php
Cirrem http://www.cirrem.com/
Farmhouse Classic http://farmhouseclassic.blogspot.com/
Gravel Grinders http://gravelgrinders.blogspot.com/
Heck of the North http://heckofthenorth.blogspot.com/
Kansas Cyclist (this link list a dozen or more events) http://heckofthenorth.blogspot.com/
Kansas Gravel Road Rides (this link list ten or more events) http://www.kansascyclist.com/events/GravelRides.html
Pirate Cycling League
Ragnarok 105
Ride To Paradise
The Gravel Conspiracy
Tour Divide
Trans Iowa
Trans Iowa History

Anyone doing any of these?

Any other events?
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Old 05-13-12, 07:57 PM   #2
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While there may be gravel on the Arrowhead 135 route, you ain't gonna see it cuz it's gonna be buried under the ice and snow you're riding over!
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You forgot the one in your own backyard.
http://gravelmetric.wordpress.com/
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Trans Iowa has a website: http://www.transiowa.blogspot.com/

Can't wait for the GM next weekend, so a buddy and I will probably be doing some gravel riding in eastern Iowa this weekend.
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Wish I would find something like that around NC...
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Wish I would find something like that around NC...
Try this.

http://threepeaksusa.com/

I am planning on doing it. Looks like hell.
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That looks intriguing - long drive from home though. If I'm still around in September I may jump on it...assuming the wife doesn't mind me being gone two weekends in a row (it's the weekend after bridge to bridge).
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I'm hijacking a bit here, but do any of you have good tire suggestions for steep gravel? My cross bike has 700x32 stock tires on it now.

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Does anyone know of any gravel events/rides in Idaho? Getting a cross bike soon and cant wait to get on anything but road!
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Fire road, gravel endurance event/races, are, quite a different ,
than following the tradition of Cyclocross, where the course
is designed to force you off the bike,
with obstacles placed in your, path to deal with
repeated, each and every lap, for an hour + 1 lap..

for the unpaved road the tire choice will be towards a heavier casing..

Conti travel contact was their offering for unpaved road travel..
IDK, about those in a hurry, in a group to compete with..
I'm just a tourist commuter, guy.
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