What is the PCR Gravier?
The PCR Gravier is in a way the wild child of the Paris Chill Racing (PCR), an urban bike group born from the fixed gear trend in 2010.
The concept being (still to this day), a weekly ride on wednesday nights, open to everyone, to share a passion and a lot of beers since 12 years.
After an evolution of our practice towards road bike then cyclo-cross, the gravel imposed itself to us in a natural way.
From there the PCR Gravier (gravier means gravel in french) was born, the same spirit as the urban bike but in search of wilder adventures, and this time just between the hard core of PCR riders.
2 specificities have strongly oriented the shape of our content. First, many of the members of the group work in film industry or graphic design, others are passionate about photography, especially analog, which pushed us to always try to bring a rather aesthetic content. then, none of us came to cycling through competition, so our approach is really anti-performance and our tone is a kinda offbeat in the world of cycling. For us, the trials and tribulations are the favorite source of our story telling, not really the stats or KOMs.
One of our mottos illustrates it perfectly: "more pictures than kms!”
Since when does it exist?
We have existed since 12 years, when the bicycle became part of our daily routine. But it was in 2015 that we decided to stand out something more important and this is why PCR Gravier was born. The idea came out during the ascent of the Parpaillon Pass in 2015. At the time the Gravel wasn't so famous in France and we were riding cyclocross bikes, totally unsuited to the high mountains. Was there, at 2783 m pass, that we decided to evolve towards new forms of cycling to better express our philosophy and personality. With this intent we made the founding act and we decided that the off-road would have been our new favorite playground.