Gravel Grinder News: Expos, Camps, And Gravel Worlds

Gravel Grinder News: Expos, Camps, And Gravel Worlds – by Guitar Ted

Today we have a few items which we wanted to pass along. The gravel riding sector has matured in that now there are (and have been) expos that feature gravel riding specific gear and more. There are also “gravel boot camps”, training junkets, and even gravel specific vacations that are being offered these days. Finally, an event which should be on any gravel rider’s radar has opened up registration for its annual event. All this today on Gravel Grinder News.

Keep your eyes open at the “All Things Gravel” expo. You might see something new!

Dirty Kanza 200 To Expand “All Things Gravel Expo”: The DK Promotions group has sounded off that they plan on enhancing the size and scope of their “All Things Gravel Expo”, which had been traditionally held the day before the Saturday running of the Dirty Kanza 200. Held downtown in Emporia, Kansas, this expo was known for showing off equipment and bicycles relevant to cyclists needs for gravel riding.

Riding Gravel actually spotted the WTB Resolute tire well before its introduction at the expo, so companies are targeting this event to show off the latest wares for gravel cycling, However; that isn’t all you might see at the 2018 version of the expo. The DK Promotions group says that they “will significantly expand the size and scope ” of the expo including booths from any cycling company and also outdoor sports companies that are interested in showing off their wares to the thousands of folks milling about the streets of Emporia during the Friday before the event, and now, during the day of the event. The DK Promotions group says the expo will run from 10:00am – 7:00pm Friday and 10:00am – 2:00pm Saturday with a  food and beverage court also available for those checking out the scene there.

Source Endurance Debuts Sub-Rosa Unpaved: Source Endurance, a coaching and training resource for cyclists, offers a new multi-day training camp/ride experience for those interested in pushing their boundaries or that just want a gravel/back road cycling experience in the Rocky Mountains.

Dubbed “Sub-Rosa Unpaved“, the self-described “riding and vacation experience on hidden roads” will be hosted by  Source Endurance Training Center of the Rockies” and is a five day riding adventure. The training camp/vacation will held from July 25th-29th. The rides will originate from Beaver Meadows Resort in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.

The vacation/training camp will include travel to and from Fort Collins, Colorado, plus many amenities including chef prepared meals and more. Rides will be guided by cycling  coach Zack Allison and Pro cyclist Whitney Allison.

For more information please see the Sub-Rosa Unpaved site here.

Gravel Worlds Registration Open: The “tongue in cheek” name of this event dubbed “Gravel Worlds” may seem a bit pretentious, but this event is a seminal “grassroots” style event that should be on every gravel rider’s radar. This year, Gravel Worlds  will be held on August 18th in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Gravel Worlds
One of the checkpoints from the 2017 running of Gravel Worlds was based out of this VW bus.

The event grew out of what used to be known as “The Good Life Gravel Adventure”, an event organized by a group of Lincoln based cyclists known as the “Pirate Cycling League”. Then in 2010 they changed up the name to Gravel Worlds, offered “World Championship Jerseys” to category winners, and the rest is history. This year Gravel Worlds will again be starting from the SchillingBridge Cork & Tap House with plenty of the specially brewed “Aye PA” for those hearty mates that manage to finish the 150 miles of Nebraska gravel with an approximate 10,000 feet of elevation gain.

Gravel Worlds also features a “meet and greet” at their Friday registration, typically held at the Cycle Works- Moose’s Tooth shop in Lincoln. A small expo is usually there along with craft beer and plenty of folks from the Mid-West’s “gravel family”. The event itself is attended by Pro cyclists and grassroots gravel riders all sharing the same 150 mile course, or if that is too much, there is also a “Privateer” distance course of 75 miles which you can tackle.

Registration for Gravel Worlds is open now and you can check that out by clicking the link here.

That’s it for Gravel Grinder News this time. If you have any products, events, or relevant news to share, just e-mail and we will share it here with the readers here at Riding Gravel.


Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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