It's gearing up to be another event-packed gravel season as more and more cyclists trade skinny tires and tarmac for knobby tires to take them beyond the pavement.

For several years, former World Tour super-domestique Ted King has made gravel his focus. Along the way, King has learned some tips and tricks that can help any gravel rider, even those without podium ambitions, make the most of their day on the bike. In this video, King shows riders how to pack and prepare the morning before a big event.

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