Meet The SBT GRVL Team
Amy Charity – Co-Founder & Owner
Micah Rice – Race Director
Micah lives in Colorado Springs and joined the SBT GRVL crew in 2021. He moved to Colorado in 2009 to oversee the national events department for USA Cycling and between 2009 and 2017 oversaw over 100 National Championships, several Olympic Trials, and two World Championships for the governing body. Since then, he has been hard at work on other high-profile events such as North American events for Haute Route and the Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox. He currently is the Vice President of Event Strategy & Operations for Tourism Strategies and consults on events around the country, but of course his favorite event he works on is SBT GRVL.
Favorite Post Ride Food/Drink: Carnitas tacos and a local IPA.
Bucket List Ride/Adventure: Hike the John Muir Trail from Yosemite Valley to Mt. Whitney.
Greer Van Dyck – Community Relations Director
Eli Campbell – Course Director
Eli came to Steamboat almost 20 years ago, first as a competitor and then as a coach for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s freestyle mogul skiing program. When he realized that wasn’t going to pay the bills, he took a job with the local radio stations, where he created successful events like the Kickball Klassic and the Steamboat Mad Mud Run. In 2015, Eli followed his passion for creating memorable experiences by launching Sentio Cycling, a company that helps in the design, production and logistics for cycling events around the nation. In addition to SBT GRVL, Sentio Cycling is part of the operational team for the Emerald Mountain Epic in Steamboat, the Bourbon Country Burn in Kentucky, the Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic, and more. Even though Eli has directed his attention to cycling events, when you’re in town for SBT GRVL, tune in to 104.1/105.5 KFMU, where you can still hear him as the weekday morning DJ from 6a-Noon.
Favorite Post Ride Food/Drink: A hot pizza and a cold beer from Mountain Tap Brewery
Bucket List Ride/Adventure: I’ve got two: Mountain bike the San Juan Hut trail system from southern Colorado to Moab, and pedal from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. I supported a team in the Race Across America, but I want to get out and do the journey myself (maybe at a slower pace… and with sleep)
Kristy Fox – Community Relations
Kristy has lived in Steamboat for over 30 years and has no plans to leave anytime soon. Her husband and she have recently sold their fast paced restaurant and are filling their time doing all the activities this little mountain town offers. Her happy place is any adventure with their 3 girls and my 4 legged side kick.
Favorite Post Ride Food/Drink: Chips and guac and a margarita, with salt of course, to replace those electrolytes!
Bucket List Ride/Adventure: Hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc through France, Italy and Switzerland.
Megan Harvey – Head of Merchandising
Megan moved to Steamboat in 1997, straight from University of Alabama. She somehow finds a way to love it more and more each year. She has a husband, two daughters, and two dogs and that makes living in Steamboat that much more enjoyable.
Favorite Post Ride Food/Drink: She absolutely loves heading straight to Taco Cabo in Steamboat post ride. The food is great and it’s very conveniently located.
Bucket List Ride/Adventure: She had a trip to Tuscany planned in April 2020. It was a gravel camp with a race at the end of the week. That was and still is her bucket list ride. She knows it will happen!! Hopefully in September!
Emily Cocks, Athlete Services
Emily grew up in Michigan as a competitive swimmer, swimming for the University of Michigan through college. After graduating she moved to Chicago, got an office job as a Litigation Paralegal and found her way back to competing—this time in triathlons. She raced
professionally for 7 years (while being a swim and triathlon coach) until retiring from racing at the end of 2016. Emily loves to run the trails every day with her German Shorthaired Pointer, Winston and continues to coach for Tower 26.
Post Ride Food/Drink: 2nd breakfast of yogurt, fruit and granola with a hot cup of tea! Yeah, I know, I am crazy.
Bucket List Ride/Adventure: Trail running in Yosemite Valley with my dogs off leash and no one around—probably not possible but one can dream!
Tim LeRoy, BluBird Communications – Media
Tim handles media relations for SBT GRVL. A Michigan native and raised on Aspen Extreme, Tim now lives in the Vail valley, so he made it almost all the way there. His cycling abilities have been described as almost preternaturally average – a true man of the people in that respect and most others. He’ll be most visible race weekend cheering on his two young kiddos in the strider race. He’s working on not being ‘that Dad,’ but it’s not going so well.
Post ride Food/Drink: Pilsners & French fries
Bucket List Ride/Adventure: Skiing Japan is high on the list.
Ryan – Social Media
Ryan grew up in Virginia but after graduating from USC in 2007, he’s now officially more Angeleno than Virginian. When he’s not doin’ it for the ‘Gram he’s asking someone else to turn around and move slightly to the left so he can nail a one handed photo behind bars. He considers himself Malibu gravel adjacent and when he’s not exploring the Santa Monica Mountains with his kids in town, he’s out of cell phone range and flying solo. As a formerly competitive gravel and mountain bike racer Ryan enjoys sitting up and enjoying the view from the marketing side of the SBT GRVL saddle where he gets to convince folks to come ride bikes in one the most beautiful spots in the planet.
Post ride Food/Drink: A cold jersey pocket breakfast burrito with a bottle of lukewarm Kombucha… paired with a hundred mile stare.
Bucket List Ride: Pedaling my way through Italy and putting down Barolos and black truffles like Skratch and Gu Chews
Chris Lyman – Partner, Marketing
Chris lives in Bend, OR and joined the SBT team in late 2020. He has been a partner in a lifestyle marketing firm for 20 years that focuses on outdoor lifestyle, including many cycling industry companies and leading events. He has competed in the IRONMAN World Championships, won two USAC Masters National Championships and ridden more than a dozen gravel events, although these days he’s just a happy on any two-wheel adventure.
Favorite Post Ride Food/Drink:Tacos Al Pastor and a Spicy Hawaiian Margarita.
Bucket List Ride/Adventure: How can you pick only one? Probably a trip back to Bormio in Northern Italy to ride the epic climbs in neighboring Alps.