Land Run 100

The surprising connection between fixed-gears and gravel

About three years ago, Nico Deportago-Cabrera took a leap and started the Dirty Kanza 200 gravel race. He had just signed a sponsorship deal with Red Bull. Not as a gravel rider, mind you, but as a fixed-gear athlete who was expected to split lanes through city traffic, race the Red Hook Criterium, and dash […]

Running on empty at Land Run 100

Although he went out too hard, nearly puked, and had some long lonely miles on the dirt, Chris Case's Land Run ride ended on a high note, and a hug.

Q&A: How Payson McElveen won Land Run with boredom and a track-stand sprint

The last time Payson McElveen started a gravel race he was sick. That was at Rebecca’s Private Idaho last fall. Earlier in 2018, he abandoned Dirty Kanza 200, when flat tires knocked him out of the lead group. Despite his minimal experience in long gravel races, the pro mountain biker pulled off an impressive win […]