BIPOC cyclists have a two-week window to apply for a spot in the gravel race that last year sold out in 22 minutes.

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Ride for Racial Justice and SBT GRVL partnered to expand diversity and equity in cycling by reserving 25 entries for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) cyclists for the 2021 gravel race in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The 2020 edition of SBT GRVL sold out all 2,500 spots in 22 minutes.

Additionally, the SBT GRVL X RFRJ BIPOC Athlete Program will include financial help for each of the 25 riders for related costs like transportation, lodging, coaching, and gear.

Ride for Racial Justice is a Colorado non-profit founded this June by Marcus Robinson and Neal Henderson.