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Arizona’s Original Gravel Grinder: The 1921 Tucson-Phoenix Bicycle Race

Arizona Rebublic Headline: Tucson-Phoenix Bicycle Race ‘To Be Real Try-Out The Tucson to Phoenix bicycle race to be held May 1, 1921. The Tucson-Phoenix Bicycle Race was held on hilly roads of the old Borderland Highway over a course of

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Preparing for a Gravel Event

This post was written for AZ Gravel Rides by guest blogger Kata Skaggs, a pro mountain biker and cycling coach. We hope you will find these tips useful as you begin training for the May 5th Chino Grinder!  If you haven’t ventured

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Surviving the Chino Grinder

            1. Train – the fastest folks will finish in just over 5 hours but the rest of us will be on the bike for 7 to 8 hours. Ride your bike, concentrate on getting one long

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Recommendations for Bradshaw Grinder Bike Setup

In gravel cycling a bike set up for one event may be less than optimal for another. This is case with the Bradshaw Grinder and the Chino Grinder. Although just miles apart, the roads encountered in the Bradshaw course are

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Bringing the family to the Chino Grinder?

As promised there will be plenty to do for everyone. We are also thrilled to announce the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities and the Chino Valley Rotary club will be on-site grillin’ and serving lunch along with New Belgium beer in

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