Mark Satkiewicz, an industry veteran who formerly led SmartWool and was most recently a Co-Founder and race director at SBT GRVL, the popular Colorado gravel race, has passed away.
His passing was confirmed by a message from SBT GRVL: “It is with overwhelming sadness that we share the news of Mark Satkiewicz’s passing. Mark died of a cardiac incident while on a ride yesterday. Mark was an incredible husband, father and friend, and we are shocked and extremely saddened by the sudden loss of this beloved member of the gravel community.
“We are immensely grateful for Mark’s vision for SBT GRVL – to create an inclusive community experience. His vision and leadership were instrumental in the event’s continued success.
“His passion and drive to grow the sport of cycling will be missed everyday.