Spin the Distric Union City Gran & Gravel Fondo, Sat Oct 2nd - Register NOW!

Gravel

Gravel Unknown

August 27 - August 30 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

A new freeing camp format. The best adventure is when you’re doing it your way.

New for 2020, we bring you Gravel Unknown. Fort Collins is an untapped gravel gem. The final stop before Wyoming, everything North, West, and East are unexplored and remote. Map-addicted Zack has been creating drool-worthy routes for years. Join us for four of these epic days on never-before-done routes and a weekend you’ll never forget. Routes will include plenty of elevation gain and run 55-100 miles each day.

This an advanced riding camp experience.

The “unknown” part of Gravel Unknown is that you’re somewhere not many people have been. You’re in Gravel Graceland, a vast area comprised of hundreds of square miles of forest service and mountainous road expanse. You have a route but its a route you’ve likely never done and its up to you to make it. You’re traversing new-to-you routes by bike. Your skills will be pushed, you will be talking to yourself, compromising, contemplating if this was a good idea and if you can do it. Adventurous cyclists know, the fun is just past the end of your comfort zone.

The valuables of this camp are that you can’t do things like this on your own. These routes are vast and remote and we provide the support to make it possible. All those details are in the extensive tech guide (below). What you need to figure out from this web page is if you want to step out of your normal and explore great swaths of Gravel Graceland by bike over a long weekend of adventure.

Looking for something a little less…extreme? Check out Gravel Graceland, the 3-day experience.

 
Routes: 4 days
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 40
 
Start Times / Itinerary

Thursday, August 27th 2020 - A Little Singletrack Never Hurt Anyone

Route Day 1

Details: 69mi w/ 2900ft of elev. gain

Meet at Snowbank brewery. Ride at 800am.

Return to Snowbank brewery for lunch rehydration.

Friday, August 28th 2020 -Old Flowers & Pennock Pass

Route: Day 2

Details: 84mi w/ 8100ft of elev. gain

Meet at Snowbank brewery. Ride at 800am.

Remember to pack extra clothes for descending. The SAG vehicle will be able to carry the extra clothes for you up the climb.

Return to Snowbank brewery for lunch rehydration

Saturday, August 29th, 2020 - The Real Pain in the Ass Pass +

Route: Day 3

Details: 93mi w/ 6500ft. of elev. gain

Meet at Snowbank brewery. Ride at 800am.

Remember to pack extra clothes for descending. The SAG vehicle will be able to carry the extra clothes for you up the climb.

Boxed lunch post-ride

Sunday, August 30th, 2020 - Sand Creek + Deadman

Route: Day 4

Details: 80mi w/ 7700ft. of elev. gain

Meet at THIS LOCATION Campground entrance at 800am. 8:30am depart.

Remember to pack extra clothes for descending. The SAG vehicle will be able to carry the extra clothes for you up the climb.

Boxed lunch post-ride

Costs

Cost: Regular $800. 2020 COVID pricing: $600

What's Included?

Routes, adventure, existential meaning to exist and survive another day on a bike

First come first serve access to Ibis Hakka Demo Fleet

Catered lunch daily. Custom Bike Sports lunch box becomes your at end of camp.

First round at Snowbank Brewing on the days we start/finish there.

Schwag bag with Amp PR Lotion and some other fun goodies.

Bike Sports T-shirt or Tank top

Optional but provided tune up at Brave New Wheel the week before camp.

2 SAG cars & Limited Mechanical Support

$50 off your next bike fit at Bike Sports Fit Studio

Meeting new gravel riding friends!

Ride guides Whitney Allison and Zack Allison. Primary SAG driver is Lauren Nagle.

Packet Pickups

Thursday morning.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
 
Support for Participants
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
 
Features
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: 225 N Lemay Ave #1, Fort Collins, CO 80524
 
 
 
My Rides
 
Add to My Rides
 
 
Rate Event
 
 
Rate This Event
 
 
Contact
 
 
 
 
 
Other Links
 
 
 
Alert Us
Let us know if you notice any errors or omissions with any of the details above.