Escape the traffic and ride unpaved with Nick Legan's GRAVEL CYCLING: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking. In this ground-breaking guide, accomplished gravel cyclist Nick Legan shares everything you need to know to enjoy gravel cycling and bikepacking.
Drawing on interviews with top gravel junkies and his own hard-won knowledge from countless backcountry miles, Legan covers all the gear, bike setup, riding tips, course previews, and outfitting strategies you need to enjoy gravel cycling with confidence
Features 18 favorite one-day gravel races, 8 epic multi-day bikepacking adventure routes, and colorful stories of the origins of gravel cycling in North America and its rapid spread to Europe, Asia, and South America
- Getting Started
- Race Prep: Your first event, getting organized, pre-race bike tune-up, bike washing 101, navigation.
- One-Day Domestic Events
- One-Day International Events
- Multiday Adventures
- Bikepacking Gear for Multiday Adventures: Bikes; route-specific recommendations; how to carry the load; powering electronics; GPS trackers; tents, bivvy sacks, pyramid tents, tarps, and hammocks; sleeping bags, quilts, and pads; cooking and water filters; hygiene; multiday checklist and gear.
- Building Your Gravel Dream Machine: Bespoke, compatible component upgrades, gearing, drop bars, brakes, and dream bikes.
- About the Author