Gravel bike event SBT GRVL, which has Canyon Bicycles as a presenting sponsor, has provided details about its new virtual ride – in place of the cancelled August event.

SBT VRTL is a free community ride experience that will be held on Sunday, August 16, with participants choosing where, when and how long to ride.

“After announcing the cancellation of our event, we knew we wanted to still create a memorial gravel experience for everyone and couldn’t just leave this amazing gravel community without a goal on their calendars,” said Ken Benesh, co-founder and race director of SBT GRVL.

“SBT VRTL will give new to experienced gravel riders from around the world a chance to participate in an epic day, stay connected with fellow riders and give back to our bike and local communities.”