The Next Great American Gravel Race | SBT GRVL

Arguably the most exciting new gravel event in recent memory will debut in 2019. Set among the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Routte County, SBT GRVL is poised to make for an impressive race. In case you couldn’t interpret from the name, SBT GRVL will start and end in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Presented by Canyon Bicycles, the event takes place August 17-18, 2019.

The Courses

SBT GRVL will offer up some of America’s finest high-altitude gravel, and riders will have the option to choose from three courses of various distances.

  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.

From the gravel crushing 141-mile, 9000K Black Course, to the milder 37-mile, 2000K Green Course, there will be something for all riders. This well organized event has already drawn the interest of the gravel community and pro racers including Ted and Laura King, Amity Gregg, Yuri Hauswald, Payson McElveen, Neil Shirley, Kaysee Armstrong and Karen Jarchow, among many others.

We want SBT GRVL to be an anticipated event, not just for elite athletes, but for all level racers, as well as their families. It was important for us to offer a course for everyone, including those who don’t own gravel-specific bikes. You can race the Green course on any bike and get a taste of the incredible mixed terrain that Steamboat has to offer.
— Event Organizer Mark Satkiewicz

Sponsors and Registration

Along with Canyon Bicycles, several other sponsors are on board including Panaracer, Orange Seal, Mavic and GU Energy. Registration opened today, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018.