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We are cancelling Mad Gravel for 2020. We will have updates for you during the winter to regarding a 2021 version of the event.

Set in the scenic town of Salida Colorado, Mad Gravel sends riders out on the most epic routes in the area. All riders will get to challenge themselves right from the gate with a 2500+ ft climb out of the valley. You won’t even know you are climbing though as the views alone will mask the pain. You will be treated to jaw dropping views throughout the event, super fun gravel roads and amazing course options. Covering 3 Colorado counties and nestled in the heart of the state’s highest 14er peaks, you will be glad you participated in this fully supported and ultra-scenic race. When the riding is over, the party begins on the back patio of Absolute Bikes overlooking the Arkansas River. Refreshments of all kinds and delicious post-race food await you.

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At a solid 70 miles, Shavano is the “just right” option for Mad Gravel. Plenty of vertical with an epic tour of the valley after the opening climb. Prepare yourself for some awe inspiring moments while surrounded by some of the tallest peaks in Colorado. Be treated to 3 aid stations on course so you can pack light.

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93 miles of pure bliss. You will cover over 10,000 feet of climbing while topping out at 10,500 ft, highest point for a gravel race in North America! This course is a perfect blend of climbing, descending, wide open power sections and more. There will be 3 aid stations to serve your hydration and nutritional needs.

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At 37 miles, Medano is the best route for those that want to take on the challenge of the scenic climb from the beginning. This course allows the rider a killer experience in a condensed route. You’ll still earn your points for serious climbing. One aid station is provided on this route at mile 16 at the top of the climb.

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