1 Getting Started 2 Race Prep: Your first event, getting organized, pre-race bike tune-up, bikewashing 101, navigation 3 One-Day Domestic Events 4 One-Day International Events 5 Multiday Adventures 6 Outfitting Your Bike: Bike fit, wheel and tire size, rim and tire width compatibility, mountain bikes, road bikes, cyclocross bikes, gravel bikes, fueling, hydration, punctures, going tubeless, gearing, brakes, maintenance, and pre-ride checklist, 7 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. 8 Building Your Gravel Dream Machine: Bespoke, compatible component upgrades, gearing, drop bars, brakes, and dream bikes. Epilogue Resources Index Acknowledgments About the Author Credits
Gravel Cycling is Nick Legan's comprehensive guide that is packed with breathtaking "want to be there" photos, intel on iconic events, and practical step-by-step direction for newcomers and hardcore off-road adventurers.
Nick Legan is the gear editor and road test editor for Adventure Cyclist, the official publication of the 43-year-old Adventure Cycling Association. He was formerly Technical Editor for VeloNews. He served a seven-year stint in the professional cycling mechanic ranks, working for the RadioShack ProTour team at the Tour de France and the Amgen Tour of California, and for the Garmin-Slipstream, CSC, Toyota-United, Health Net and Ofoto professional cycling teams. He is a graduate of Indiana University with honors and degrees in French and journalism.