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Sustainability

SBT GRVL is committed to minimizing our environmental impact on Race Day and beyond. Here are a few ways that we will be working towards this goal while you are here in August!

There is nothing more deflating than seeing spent gel packets on the gravel during a ride. That’s why we’ve partnered with GU Energy Labs for your on course race energy fuel. GU encourages all of their athletes and races to #StashYourTrash, and to TerraCycle it. TerraCycle converts difficult-to-recycle materials, like gel and chew wrappers, into tools, park benches, and more. We believe in keeping the terrain of Steamboat Springs pristine and have taken GU’s TerraCycle pledge. On race weekend we will collect and ship all of your sports nutrition wrappers to be recycled, thanks to GU.cid:image002.png@01D5C16E.B6204870

Take the pledge with us by joining the Performance Nutrition Brigade. Participating is completely free and very easy. There are no signup or participation fees, and the shipping is covered by us. Simply follow the steps below to TerraCycle your waste:

        1. Join the program by clicking here.
        2. Collect approved performance nutrition packaging and fill up a box or bag.
        3. Download a free shipping label from your TerraCycle account. Click “Get Shipping Label” under the “Send Your Waste” option in the navigation bar at the top of this page.
        4. Ship the box to TerraCycle by affixing the free shipping label and dropping it off at a UPS location. 

          GU’s TerraCycle program accepts sports nutrition from ALL BRANDS!

          Thanks for your help in keeping sports nutrition OFF the roads and trails by stashing your trash and OUT of the landfills by taking part in our TerraCycle recycling program! Join the brigade here!

Carpool

Parking is a bit limited in Downtown. We would encourage you to ride your bike or carpool to the Expo and on race morning. On race day, there will be a bike check corral courtesy of Feedback Sports.
Recycling is important. Chamois Butt’r has been kind enough to provide special bins for your race weekend recyclables. You will find these throughout the Expo area and the Start/Finish area. Thank you in advance for helping keep Steamboat clean and doing our part to recycle.

Reusable Water Bottles

Water bottles are to cyclists as boots are to cowboys. Since you are already planning to bring your bike water bottles for race day, why not use them for your pre- and post-race beverages as well?? We are encouraging our riders to limit plastics-including plastic water bottles. There will be water available throughout the weekend, please refill!