The gravel scene has seen an increase in popularity in the last couple years, but the definition of gravel riding has yet to be officially defined. If you ask someone to describe gravel riding, you will get a different answer depending on where they are from. If I had to define it myself, I would say gravel riding is about “all-road” riding: a mixture of paved road, dirt—and, yes—gravel. But it’s not just about the surface you are riding on, it’s about adventure, camaraderie, and an overall good time.
As the number of gravel events grow, we get a glimpse of what it can become. It’s a riding style that can appeal to those who love the rush of a good race and those who passionately enjoy the adventure of a hard, but fun ride that they can go back and tell stories about later. I fall somewhere in the middle of it all. I’ve never been fast enough to be a road racer and definitely not... Read More »