Dear Dirty Kansa (this means Dirty Nation in “Finglish”, the gravel riders, that's us 😁)!
The winter has been a real winter after a while and I believe many have found their interest in skiing again! Of course here in Nordics and even in the south of Europe. But I am not writing about skiing but about cycling, more specifically about gravel cycling. Despite the last year's challenges we all encountered, we thank our riders and partners of Nordic Gravel Series and Breakaway Cycling Club🙏 Without you, we wouldn’t be delivering anything. We really appreciate our crowd and thank you for riding safely with us last season. This season will be a lot of the same. But with the hope of vaccination in the foreseen future bringing a covid free world. Let's be patient still, it might take some months as they say. Hey, but if you haven't yet done so, please check our updated Nordic Gravel Series calendar for 2021 here
, nine amazing events in the calendar now in Norway, Sweden and Finland.But about the title - what Gravel Hub and what Helsinki?
You heard it right, we are taking a big step as a company in serving our gravel community for the coming 2021 season and onwards. We will officially open our own Gravel Hub in Kalasatama Helsinki early April. A location with great access to the east and north
winding and endless gravel routes. You might have heard of; Sipoo, Nuuksio, Gravel Route 2k and others - with the Gravel Hub we will serve (and service) you as a start and end point for the rides, with great company, great support and lot's of fun. Also, we will be the first and the best Cycling Café in Helsinki! Our own barista Artisan's Jani Mikkonen
is the Finnish Brewers Cup ☕️ champion from the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, he also has several track cycling Finnish championships in his back pocket - what else you can expect from us 😍
The Gravel Hub also serves as a 🚴 community hub
so when we get out of this lockdown finally, you can expect those friendly Hub evenings with season classic rides, great presentation topics and interesting inspiring speakers. And ... hopefully after parties 🥳 until late evenings in nearby lively neighbourhoods e.g. Teurastamo, Kallio, Mustikkamaa or Kalasatama harbour area. And almost forgot - you'll also have access to all of our great brands with, gear and components for testing and purchasing at the Hub!
In case your friend doesn't have a gravel bike yet or if you want to experience what real gravel riding feels like, we will have a new fleet of gravel Cannondale Topstone Carbon's, 3T' Exploro's and Ridley Kanzo's available. For use with friendly guidance and even a guide to ride you with if you want. Full stack of business services are also available e.g. company days on gravel with a picnic or customer guided gravel rides ending with a dinner in one of Helsinki's smashing restaurants!
So ... What do you think? We think that Helsinki, Finland and Nordics deserve us and we are here to serve you!
For the ❤️ of cycling - Breakaway CC, Nordic Gravel Series and Artisan!
Hanna, Sami, Maarten, Gökhan, Matti, Jani, Juha and Jukka
P.S. See you at the openings on 11th of April > Paris-Roubaix race day!