• Gravel, Heating up in Trinidad, PX 160 Doubled Riders from Last Year

    Submitted by Bill Plock on May 27th, 2021

    We had amazing growth and are happy to announce that we doubled the number of entries from last year. We also saw more participants in the160 KM distance than ever before, and a record number of female riders.  Read more

    • New Name for Nederland Gravel Race, “Ned Gravel”

      Submitted by Bill Plock on April 28th, 2021

      Originally named the Dead Man Gravel, organizers have changed the name to reflect a more inviting event and to better highlight the location of Nederland. Read more

      • Colorado’s Next Big Gravel Race, the ‘Rad Dirt Fest in Maybe Colorado’s Next Big Boom Town–Trinidad?

        Submitted by Bill Plock on April 5th, 2021

        The time capsule of Trinidad and the surrounding Spanish Peaks makes for the perfect back drop for what might become Colorado’s newest bucket list gravel bike and trail run event—Life Time’s ‘Rad Dirt Fest.

        The city of Trinidad, nestled at the base of Colorado’s newest state park, Fishers Peak, located on the North side of Raton Pass, will host this event in early October. Trinidad, one of Colorado’s oldest and most preserved cities still flourishes with about 10,000 people but it feels like it hasn’t changed much since its heyday in the early 1900’s.

        But it has changed–tons. As in tons and tons of coal that used to roll through here after being mined near the roads the ‘Rad Dirt Fest follows. Thousands of miners and their families lived in the Spanish Peaks area northwest of town leaving hundreds of miles of smooth gravel roads to play on a hundred years later. Read more

        • Gravel Race and Adventure in Southern Colorado Aug 29th, Pony Express 160 – 160k and 85k courses available!

          Submitted by Bill Plock on August 20th, 2020

          Last week 303 was near here exploring Cuchara valley and the area between La Veta and Trinidad. If you are looking for a fun getaway weekend and are wanting to do a race, check this one out. The Pony Express Gravel 160K in Trinidad. www.ColoradoGravelGrinderChampionship.com

          Come enjoy Southern Colorado and be sure to check out Trinidad, Cuchara and La Veta while you are in the area. For a fun trip home, if you have time, go to Walsenburg, Westcliffe and to Salida or east down the Arkansas to the front range.  Read more