Shayna Powless, Jen Luebke, and Natalia Franco explain their bike, gear, and hydration choices for 206 miles of Kansas gravel.
The 25-year-old Californian brings depth to an already profound level of women's talent.
Anderson, a graduate of Axel Merckx's Hagens Berman Axeon team, is leading Alpecin-Fenix into gravel racing this year.
Top riders at Unbound Gravel point to Quinn Simmons as the favorite to win Saturday's 200-mile race.
The reigning champ has an Allied Able and a new Allied Echo. He's not sure which one he'll use.
After a year of putting in the work, this Californian is ready for results.
Feed zones and mid-race stops present an ethical conundrum, as top riders look to establish unwritten rules of etiquette.
On this week's podcast we break down Unbound Gravel and discuss gravel cycling's etiquette around feed zones.
Colin Strickland argues that gravel should keep its spirit of self reliance by steering clear of road racing tactics and pro team structures.
'Like anyone, I’ve been watching the growth of that race with a lot of interest.'
Here's why the two-time DK 200 winner has her sights set on the 350-mile Unbound XL.
Alexey Vermeulen has ridden up to 20 hours a week with his girlfriend's dog Willie in a backpack.
Check out Betsy Welch's author page.
Laurens ten Dam belongs on the short list of favorites for Unbound Gravel after his impressive win at Gravel Locos.
If Type 2 fun is what we call these events in retrospect, what do we call the anticipation of them? Type 2 excitement?
The 2019 DK champ wants to win Unbound Gravel, and he has his own way of getting there.
Results from Rule of Three, Gravel Locos, Co2uT, Huffmaster all show strong competition.
The men's and women's fields for the 200-mile race will see a mix of familiar and new faces.
The effort had heat, headwinds, and emotional breakdowns - exactly the obstacles that Strickland excels in overcoming.
After she won the 2019 DK — now Unbound Gravel — Rockwell was ready to race professionally. Then, the pandemic shutdown forced her to examine the social side of her new career.
The October 2-3 event will feature three distances on the bike, plus half- and ultra-marathon running races.
The gravel race in Emporia, Kansas will see reduced rider numbers, a unique start line format, and a host community with full access to COVID-19 vaccines.
The Rideaway Experience offers gravel in Boulder and Zion, and mountain biking in Bentonville.
Organizers have set a deadline of early May to decide whether or not to cancel the event due to COVID-19.
‘I feel the pressure to make the right decision.’ Pro gravel racers discuss whether or not to race in 2021
Gravel racers and event promoters have their doubts about springtime events going forward, but are optimistic about events later in the year.
In this week's episode we discuss the Vuelta a España's thrilling finale, and then hear from race promoters Kristi Mohn and Lelan Dains about the DK's name change to Unbound Gravel.
The Kaw Nation elected not to be a part of the task force that has been meeting regularly to strategize a rebrand.
The cancelation of the Dirty Kanza and other gravel events has prompted the handful of gravel pros to seek out new opportunities for media exposure.
Passionate amateurs say they will continue to train through the summer and hope for an Emporia start line in 2021.
We discuss the Dirty Kanza's decision to change its name.
Registered racers are given four options for their entry fees.
Athletes believe that with a name change, the iconic gravel race can continue to be a leader in the industry.
As Life Time commits to a name change for the DK, The Mid South’s Bobby Wintle explains his journey from ignorance to accepting change.
Gravel community: Let's use words of welcome for our sport.
Dirty Kanza officials released a statement saying they are contemplating a name change for the iconic gravel race.
Jim Cummins fired by race owners Life Time Fitness after describing police shooting of Rayshard Brooks as 'justified.'
Event organized by former road pro Laurens Ten Dam drew more than 650 participants and saw riders around the globe grinding in tribute to Dirty Kanza.
With safety as a priority it may be unlikely, yet gravel organizers and athletes are staying positive.
U.S. national road champion to ride from Colorado mountains to Kansas border with former VeloNews web editor Spencer Powlison.
A brief tale of Mr and Mrs Narwhal, the Dirty Kanza aero bars. Also, remote shifting? Yes, please.
Life Time and the Kaw Nation issue an open letter to the gravel community.
But as concerns over the coronavirus grow and recommendations for social distancing evolve, the organizers of the world's marquee gravel event know that things could change at any minute.
Big Sugar's organizers will earmark 100 spots for women after initial registration numbers were lower than expected.
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.
What do riders think about Dirty Kanza 200? The distance is intimidating, the crowds and ambiance are thrilling, and to win—that can change a rider's entire career.
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.
Coach Connor answers reader questions on how to train for the best results.
Amity Rockwell joins the VeloNews Podcast to discuss Dirty Kanza, gravel cycling's sponsorship market, and what it's like to be the only female rider on a group ride. Plus, we hear from contributor James Startt about Remco Evenepoel's impressive win in Argentina.
Gravel riders and race promoters are wary, if somewhat curious, of UCI boss David Lappartient's comments that the governing body may hold a gravel world championships.
Behind-the-scenes movement could set stage for conflict between governing bodies and grassroots organizers
Dirty Kanza winner Colin Strickland sits down to discuss his 2019 campaign and the reasons why he said 'No, thank you' to the WorldTour. Plus, Andrew Hood checks in from the Tour Down Under.
USA Cycling invited promoters from the Dirty Kanza, SBT GRVL, and other gravel events to meet in Bentonville, Arkansas to discuss the future of off-road racing.
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.
Indoor trainer company Wahoo launches the Wahoo Frontiers gravel racing team with Ian Boswell, who has stepped away from the WorldTour in 2020 to race off-road events.
As it does every year, pro cycling produced an amazing array of photography in 2019. Our editorial team sifted through hundreds of images from various cycling photographers to come up with our favorite photos from the 2019 season for our annual VeloNews Awards Issue. Here are our selections from the year in racing:
Gravel racers have become the entrepreneurs of American cycling, pushing the sponsorship model in strange new directions.
TJ Eisenhart has left road cycling behind to launch his own gravel program called Imaginary Collective. The program boasts an innovative sponsorship model that bucks the trend commonly found in road cycling teams.
American Quinn Simmons has big ambitions for his WorldTour debut, including starts in Paris-Roubaix, Strade Bianche, and gravel racing's biggest event, the Dirty Kanza 200.
Alex Howes joins us for the final VeloNews Podcast of 2019 to talk Dirty Kanza, USPro, and his ambitions for next season.
Life Time has acquired the Crusher in the Tushar, adding another marquee gravel event to its lineup of off-road cycling races.
This week's podcast features contributor Betsy Welch, who covered the Dirty Kanza, Epic Rides and other off-road events this year. Welch discusses why these events are helping bring women into cycling.
We discuss Peter Stetina's decision to race gravel instead of WorldTour road; plus, writer Patrick Redford talks about covering cycling for Deadspin.