Latest News on SBT GRVL


GRAVELSTOKE REPORTS  JANUARY 6, 2020 While 2019 was certainly a landmark year for gravel with loads of new bike launches, big event turnouts and pros leaving the tour for the “supple life”, 2020 is set to be an interesting year for our beloved sport. Events have...

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Five Gravel Rides to Add to Your Bucket List

YOU’RE GOING TO NEED A BIGGER BUCKET—AND A NEW BIKE—AFTER YOU READ THIS LIST. BY A.C. SHILTON Dec 19, 2019 Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty ImagesGetty Images Over the past few years, towns and small cities around the U.S. have chosen to un-pave...

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SBT GRVL registration opens Dec. 3

News | November 5, 2019 Shelby Reardon sreardon@steamboatpilot.com Last year, the field was 1,500 strong, split between three routes of varying distances. The 2020 race hopes to feature 2,000 riders across four routes. The big bad black route was a doozy at 144 miles,...

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Why Gravel Is the New American Road Racing

INTRIGUED? THESE NINE SMART STRATEGIES CAN HELP YOU GET IN ON THE GREAT GRAVEL ROAD RACING REVOLUTION. BY SELENE YEAGER Oct 15, 2019 Wil Matthews Photo Ten years ago, “gravel grinding” was a quirky offshoot of the sport: type II Midwestern fun, but not something most...

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Words by Yuri Hauswald, Images by David Oh There are a few cardinal rules of bike racing that you try to never break in the lead-up to a race: Never mess with your nutrition or try something new on race day and, if at all possible, never race a bike without test...

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It’s no secret that the sleepy little town of Steamboat Springs in the Rockies of Colorado—located in the upper valley of the Yampa River along U.S. Highway 40 just west of the Continental Divide and Rabbit Ears Pass—is a powder hound’s playground in the winter. But...

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By Yuri Hauswald | Images by David Oh I was a free-range kid before raising free-range kids was a thing. See, growing up on a farm in rural Petaluma, California, in the early ’70s without a TV meant that I spent plenty of time outdoors roaming the hills looking for...

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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…