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.