• Ride for Racial Justice Partners with SBT GRVL in Trailblazing Program

    Submitted by Bill Plock on November 19th, 2020

    Ride for Racial Justice and SBT GRVL today announce a new, trailblazing partnership and athlete program that will bring greater diversity, equity and representation to one of the world’s most premiere gravel races. Launching today, the joint program offers 25 secured spots for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) cyclists at the starting line of the 2021 SBT GRVL race taking place in Steamboat Springs, Colo. BIPOC cyclists of all disciplines are invited to apply to the SBT GRVL X RFRJ BIPOC Athlete Program, which will also offer financial assistance through a fund to each of the 25 athletes to help cover costs related to transportation, lodging, coaching services, mentorship and gear to compete in the race.  Read more

    • Inflection point: As gravel racing goes mainstream, can it retain its renegade status

      Submitted by Bill Plock on January 28th, 2020

      This is an excellent article by Neal Rogers of Cycling Tips. At the recent Endurance Exchange, the future of “Gravel” was a hot topic and it was suggested that 2020 will be an interesting year…this offers some great insight as to why……

      The gravel phenomenon that’s taken root in American cycling shows no signs of slowing down in 2020. New events are selling out in a manner of minutes. Bike brands are marketing gravel-specific wares ahead of other disciplines. Former WorldTour pros are finding a new home in a friendlier, dust-covered peloton. Gravel triathlons are popping up across the United States. There’s even a gravel-racing commercial slated for the upcoming Super Bowl. Read more

      • The Roaring 20’s; Cycling in the New Decade

        Submitted by Bill Plock on January 6th, 2020

        What will 2020 bring to the cycling, triathlon and endurance community here in Colorado? What will you be doing different, or more of, or less of? Will you be getting a new bike, a new coach, picking out some new races or events?  Read more

        • How a schedule headache helped the Leadville 100 and SBT GRVL launch “LeadBoat”

          Submitted by Bill Plock on November 17th, 2019

          Betsy Welch, VeloNews When the Leadville 100 MTB and SBT GRVL races were scheduled on back-to-back days, organizers decided to create a new endurance event called the LeadBoat Challenge. What was initially an “Oh no” moment for organizers of the SBTRead More

          • SBT GRVL Race Delivered, A Race, A Ride and Fun!

            Submitted by Bill Plock on August 19th, 2019

            By Bill Plock Top age grouper, Amanda Knutson when asked about the race said, “An extremely well organized event with enthusiast volunteers & generous sponsors! SBT showcased Steamboat’s best gravel roads that were both challenging & breathtaking. Thrilled to haveRead More