Latest News on SBT GRVL

What is gravel biking and why is it so popular in Colorado?

Gravel biking has become one of the hottest trends in cycling By Sarah Kuta, Special to The Denver Post Sep 8, 2020, 6:00 am Five years ago, Brad James went for one last ride, then sold his road bike. He’s never looked back. These days, you’ll find him exclusively...

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Community ride experience: SBT VRTL Ride

By Gary  - June 18, 2020 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,...

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Top 10 gravel races in the USA

By Daniel Ostanek From Dirty Kanza to Rebecca's Private Idaho, our selection of the country's best gravel events It's Gravel Week on Cyclingnews, so what better time to take a look at the races that have inspired the boom in gravel racing in recent years? With races...

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Monuments of Gravel: SBT GRVL

Betsy Welch March 5, 2020 How can a first-year event become a Monument? In 2019 the SBT GRVL race became one of the most popular in the country by offering cash payouts and striving for gender parity. Many beloved North American gravel races share a similar origin...

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Gallery: SBT GRVL in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Approximately 1,500 riders turned up for the inaugural SBT GRVL race last Sunday in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The event offered up three course options (Black, Blue, and Green), with the heartiest riders opting for the 140-mile Black route that included a leg...

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What riders say about SBT GRVL: “Oh my gosh, $5,000”

Betsy Welch March 5, 2020 What drew elite riders to SBT GRVL? Sure, there's the challenging course, beautiful scenery, and great spot on the calendar. But for some, the $28,000 in prize cash was more than enough motivation to race. The 2019 gravel season saw a series...

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SBT GRVL in the News

(CyclingNews) Pro bike: Dhani Jones’ custom Speedvagen for SBT GRVL

August 9, 2021

Speaking exclusively to Cyclingnews, former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones enthused about his lifelong passion for cycling. How it led to the most unorthodox of cycle-commutes in which he would ride his fixie to the stadium on game day…

(VeloNews) What you need to know about the LeadBoat Challenge

August 9, 2021

Colorado’s two biggest bike races – the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and SBT GRVL – are happening back-to-back. For about 120 riders, that means an epic weekend of racing is on tap…

(Steamboat Magazine) The Pedalling Painter

August 9, 2021

On an early summer’s day, local artist Lance Whitner is out on a reconnaissance mission among the ranchlands of North Routt County. Behind the wheel of her tomato-red Sprinter van – christened “Clifford” by her family – she cruises along County Road 46 and makes sporadic stops to sketch and chat with ranchers as they pass each other on the narrow gravel roads…

(VeloNews) LeadBoat Challenge: What pro riders say about altitude, recovery, and suffering

August 9, 2021

The strategy to win includes going all out at Saturday’s MTB race, say Alex Howes and Payson McElveen. Alison Tetrick’s secret weapon is bombproof preparation….

(Cycling Tips) FURSA: “They don’t need your sympathy. What they need is an opportunity.”

August 9, 2021

Fursa is the Swahili word for opportunity. Together with Amani Racing, we are supporting athletes from East Africa with the opportunity to race against the top gravel riders in the World. Four elite cyclists have been chosen to come to the US and race SBT GRVL…

(Steamboat Pilot) Community Agriculture Alliance: More than a bike race

July 27, 2021

SBT GRVL, coming up Aug. 15, is more than just a bike race. It is a weekend event that uses bicycles as a vehicle to express their purpose and values, such as fun, safety, credibility, inclusiveness, challenge and positivity…

(Cycling News) 10 Things To Know Before Racing Unbound Gravel

May 31, 2021

Cyclingnews spoke to gravel racer Amy Charity to unlock the secrets of the race before her third start in Emporia, Kansas.

(Wise Athletes Podcast) SBT GRVL with Amy Charity

May 27, 2021

Listen in as podcast hosts Glen and Joe talk to Amy Charity about the 2021 SBT GRVL (Steamboat Gravel race).

(VeloNews) Four $1,000 entries to SBT GRVL drop Tuesday

March 31, 2021

People for Bikes is selling four entires into the SBT GRVL race for $1,000 each, with $750 to $850 of each entry qualifying as a tax-deductible contribution to the nonprofit cycling advocacy group.

(Outside Business Journel) Revolutions Will Be Televised: Live Gravel Racing Coverage Comes to TV

March 24, 2021

SBT GRVL, Wahoo Fitness, and Broadcast Partner MTN TV Announce Live Race Coverage. SBT GRVL, one of the world’s premier gravel cycling events, along with new Official Technology Partner and Presenting Broadcast Sponsor Wahoo Fitness…

(Pitch Engine) A Match Made in Steamboat – Point6 To Sponsor SBT GRVL

March 24, 2021

Point6, the family-owned manufacturer of superior merino wool socks, base layers and accessories will join the incredible Steamboat Gravel event in 2021 as an official sponsor…

(Bicycle Retailer) Steamboat’s Only Merino Brand Joins Forces With The Country’s Premier Gravel Event

March 24, 2021

Point6 will be the “Official Merino Sponsor” and a Silver Level sponsor. Racers, families and friends will be able to check out products in the Expo area.

(Pitch Engine) Gravel on TV: SBT GRVL to air two-hour live broadcast

March 12, 2021

SBT GRVL and its sponsor Wahoo Fitness will produce a two-hour live broadcast of the gravel race in Steamboat Springs, Colorado when some 3,000 riders are slated to take the start line on August 15, 2021…

(Forbes) The Gravel Revolution In Cycling Is Being Driven By Epic Events Like SBT GRVL

February 18, 2021

This new-ish gravel event has only been run once in 2019, yet it’s become one of the core destinations on the gravel calendar.

(Pitch Engine) SBT GRVL adds 500 spots, plus added an e-bike category

December 2, 2020

The Steamboat Springs, Colorado, gravel race has a few new things in the works, and promoter Amy Charity is optimistic that the mass-start event will go ahead on August 15, 2021, after COVID-19 effectively wiped out the 2020 season…