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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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Converting a Mountainbike to a Dropbar Gravel Grinder

Dropbars on mountainbikes can be traced back at least 25 years to Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member John Tomac. Tomac was an all-rounder cyclist winning national and international titles in BMX, Road and Mountain Biking. Professionally racing both mountain

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