Gravel Battle of Sumter Forest

Clinton, South Carolina Clinton, SC

The first leg of the Southeast Gravel series, the event takes place on a beautiful 2000-acre hunting preserve.  The Piedmont region of South Carolina is generally flat, but don't be fooled; first-time participants find the route much more challenging than anticipated.  There are two routes to choose from.  The long route is 72 miles and…

Saluda Redbank 100

Saluda, South Carolina Saluda, SC

The second leg of the Southeast Gravel Series, the event starts/finishes in downtown Saluda, SC which is known to have some of the best gravel terrains in the state.  The signature event is 100 miles and 5,000 feet of elevation gain.  There is also a 50-mile option with 2,200 feet of elevation gain.  Don't let…

Race to Valhalla

Walhalla, South Carolina Walhalla, SC

The most demanding course and third leg of the 6-part Southeast Gravel Series, the event takes place in early May, which is the best time to ride in the Carolinas.  Temps are cool to start and shouldn't get too hot later in the day.  The route is made up of long gravel roads with no…

Greenwood Gravel Grinder

Abbeville, South Carolina Abbeville, SC

The fourth leg in the six-part Southeast Gravel Series, a noteworthy South Carolina series often utilizing private land not normally accessible to gravel aficionados.  This event is no exception, with singletrack, long gravel roads, and hillier expected terrain.  The long course is 69 and 3700 feet of evaluation gain.  The short course is 31 miles…

Tryon Gravel Gallop

Tryon, South Carolina Tryon, SC

The 5th (of 6) leg of the Southeast Gravel Series, the largest gravel grinder series in the Southeast.  The Start Finish venue is located at the log cabin in Harmon Field in Tryon, NC.  Overlooking the North Pacolet River, the log cabin makes for the most refreshing atmosphere after crushing the mountains of Western North…

Kershaw Gold Rush

Pleasant Hill, South Carolina Pleasant Hill, SC

This is the season finale of the 6-part Southeast Gravel Series.  This year's finale comes with a new location.  Situated on the "fall line" of South Carolina, the ground surface is ever-changing. Smooth gravel, chunky gravel, mud, and even sand. . .all in a matter of a few miles.  The specific routes have not yet…