Forget Montana. There’s no bigger sky that can be found in the high country of the Rocky Mountains than the cowboy town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
The town exists as an unlikely crossroads of culture. A little bit extravagant, a little bit country with vintage F.M. Light & Sons roadside signs beckoning you to shop Stetson hats, Wrangler denim and other such sundries. It’s a unique special coexistence.
Of course, the makeup of downtown changes for a week or so when the town is besieged by gravel racers in late August. That’s what building a gravel instant classic will do.
When 2022 registration opened, SBT GRVL sold out… in three minutes.
While that’s a draw, what has sustained this event’s is its ideology. And few events have this as a driving message. Catch our interview with race director Amy Charity on SBT GRVL's beginnings...
It earned the term that now describes the Steamboat experience: Champagne gravel.