"Once in a while, you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right"
Announcing Special Guests for the NWGC
About Ben :
I've worked as a full-time cycling journalist since 2000, covering races and gear all over the world in stories, photos, podcasts and videos. I've been the global brand communications manager at Specialized and editor in chief at VeloNews and BikeRadar, and written for other titles like Cyclingnews, Outside, Cyclingtips, Peloton, Cycling Weekly, Stelvio and Cyclist. I've covered all the big races such as the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España, the world championships, Tour of Flanders, etc. I've tested hundreds of bikes, and in recent years I've really been enjoying testing gravel bikes in events like Unbound Gravel, Belgian Waffle Ride, and SBT GRVL. I ride road or gravel just about every day from my home in Boulder, Colorado. Thanks for subscribing!
Genevieve is a former professional cyclist from Quebec, Canada. She is a former UCI World Junior Road and time trial champion, winner of La Flèche Wallonne Feminine World Cup, and a four-time winner of the Montreal World Cup. Most recently, Genevieve was a member of the Floyd's of Leadville Racing off-road team.
She is now the head trainer at a fitness studio in Montreal and lives a full, enriching life. She mentors young women in professional cycling and is increasingly active in advancing safe sport policies for athletes. Geneviève returned to competition on the pro gravel circuit in 2022.
The After Party is Coming Together
Plans for the North Winds After Party are coming together nicely with musical guests The Loose Gravel Band. See details here
Announcing Official Race Day Nutrition Sponsor
Hammer Nutrition is an endurance sports nutrition company founded in 1987 by Brian Frank. Hammer Nutrition provides unparalleled products, knowledge, and service to health conscious athletes all over the world. Over the years, the product line has grown from fuels & supplements to now include clothing, body care products, EMS units, accessories, and more. Learn all about the various aspects of Hammer Nutrition through the following sections.
Proceeds from the North Winds Gravel Classic will benefit the Adirondack Cycling Club's cycling education and safety programs for youth in the North Country. About the AFCC
Register for The North Winds Gravel Classic here
Reg Fee $75 until 5/1/2023. Then $85
The North Winds Gravel Classic is a timed-event set in the remote wilderness of the Tug Hill. With distances to suit riders of all capabilities and interest, The Classic is a showcase of the fastest gravel in the Northeast. The name derives from the consistent winds that travel across Lake Ontario and up over the Tug Hill, making this area perfect for sustainable energy generation through windmills and the most annual snowfall east of the Rocky Mountains.
With pristine gravel roads that are built and maintained for year round recreation, The Classic is sure to be a staple on the gravel calendar for years to come.