The Full Grind 100K and Half Grind 50K races are taking place April 5th in the Texas Hill Country. Click here for details.
While you may not be familiar with the microSHIFT brand, you’ve probably seen private-label versions of their derailleurs and shifters offered by various companies and online retailers. In addition to those private-label components, the Taiwan-based microSHIFT also sells Shimano-compatible components under their own name. GRAVELBIKE is currently testing the company’s 10-speed road and MTB shifters and derailleurs.
This morning–as I’ve been done nearly every day for the past couple of weeks–I stopped to see if the Mayhoffer-Singletree Trail had been reopened. This trail, along with several others, has been closed for almost a month due to heavy flood damage. Today was different, though. Much to my surprise, the barriers were gone, and the trail was open. Some minor damage was still visible, but for the most part, the trail was just like I remembered it. I wasn’t able to claim first tracks, but I was probably the only person riding on 25mm slicks.
Just received an email from one of GRAVELBIKE’s readers announcing the Dirty 40 Race and Rasputitsa Spring Classic Ride. The 40 rolls through some of Vermont’s most scenic landscapes, and features 40 miles of gravel. The event helps raise funds for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation. Click here for more details.