SBT GRVL Already Sold Out - and Event Takes Place in August
16 Apr, 2019
SBT GRVL, Colorado’s first large-scale gravel event, sold out for its inaugural year within seven days of registration opening. The cycling community has been buzzing about the new two-day event, which boasts three courses of beautiful, high-altitude gravel roads winding through Steamboat Springs, Colo., since the launch announcement in October 2018.
While U.S. road racing appears to be showing declines in sponsorship and participation in recent seasons, gravel continues to gain major momentum. Gravel events embody adventure and community, and continue to gain popularity among elite and amateur cyclists alike.
SBT GRVL’s super successful launch provides further proof. Riders from 47 states will be heading to Steamboat Springs in August 2019 for the inaugural event, which will be a celebration of gravel cycling including an expo, a post-ride party, great local food and beer and much more for participants, as well as non-racing friends and family.
With three course distances ranging from 37 miles to 141 miles, SBT GRVL welcomes riders of all levels, including top competitors in gravel cycling. Joining for the inaugural event for male racers are Ted King, Colin Strickland, Phil Gaimon, Jamey Driscoll, Payson McElveen, Yuri Hauswald, Neil Shirley and Jake Wells. Joining for female racers, SBT GRVL welcomes Lauren De Crescenzo, Kaysee Armstrong, Karen Jarchow, Alison Powers, Kae Takeshita, Laura King, Rose Grant and Amity Gregg.
See the full list of professional athletes who have commited to racing SBT GRVL in 2019 here.
Canyon Bicycles is the presenting sponsor of SBT GRVL. Silver level sponsors include Stages Cycling, Smartwool, Panaracer, Primal, Orange Seal, Carmichael Training Systems, GU Energy, Mavic, ROKA, Chamois Butt’r, Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, Steamboat Resorts by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Alpine Bank and The Paoli Group. Bronze sponsors include Split Nutrition, Steamboat Ski Area, Mountain Tap, Backcountry Deli, 305 Spin, Simple Canvas Prints, Community Agriculture Alliance and Celestial Seasonings.
About SBT GRVL: SBT GRVL launches August 2019 as a world-class gravel experience committed to Beauty, Inclusivity, Family, Challenge and Fun. The event enables gravel fans of all ability levels to experience the unmatched gravel roads winding around and through the iconic, beautiful mountain town of Steamboat Springs, Colo. Riders are invited to push their abilities on three course distances ranging from 37 miles to 141 miles. Those seeking the ultimate challenge can saddle up to 9,000 feet of climbing on the Black 141-mile race course, destined to become a highly sought-after title for endurance gravel pros. The Blue course is a ‘best-of-Steamboat’ experience wrapped up in 100 miles and the Green course is a 37-mile introduction to the area’s unrivaled gravel roads. Come experience high-altitude gravel, a weekend full of events for the whole family and ranch-town hospitality at SBT GRVL.