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Nick Legan pens Gravel Cycling book for VeloPress

Published October 20, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Bike industry journalist, adventurer and mechanic Nick Legan has written a new book for VeloPress called GRAVEL CYCLING: The Complete Guide to Gravel Racing and Adventure Bikepacking.


The publisher said the books "shares everything cyclists need to know to enjoy this glorious return to cycling's roots." Selections from the book can be reviewed at

Legan brings his experience as a ProTour bike mechanic to this guide, offering detailed data on bike setup, gear selection, and how to build a dream gravel bike. He shares ride-saving tips and smart ways to make sure cyclists enjoy every moment and ride with confidence.

Legan covers all the gear, bike setup, riding tips, course previews, and outfitting strategies cyclists need to enjoy gravel cycling with confidence. He profiles 18 favorite one-day gravel events from America and Europe and eight multiday bikepacking adventure routes. Legan shares colorful stories of the origins of gravel cycling in North America and its rapid spread to Europe, Asia, and South America. The full-color book includes more than 320 photographs.

The 304-page paperback retails for $24.95. 

For media copies, book excerpts, author interviews, marketing and sales, contact Dave Trendler at VeloPress at

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