STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The new, sold-out gravel cycling race coming to Steamboat Springs on Aug. 18, SBT GRVL, will reopen its registration to 200 women participants starting Monday, Feb. 25.
Monday, Feb. 18 marks the announcement, where women of all levels already participating in the race will share their stories on social media about why they bike, using the hashtag #SBTPARITY. Several companies have also joined the campaign.
To register for the race through the women’s parity campaign, visit https://sbtgrvl.com/steamboat-springs/advocacy/parity/ on Feb. 25.
“We want to push for quality in sport parity and inclusion,” SBT GRVL co-founder Mark Satkiewicz said. “We think that, as race directors and owners, our responsibility is to do thi,s and it’s something that we can influence right away.”
Currently, women make up only 20 percent of the registered participants.
In addition, the organizers of SBT GRVL will hold a symposium, including guest speakers and an open discussion about women’s participation in the sport Aug. 17 in Steamboat Springs, the day before the race.