Press Release: SBT GRVL Leads with Values from Year One + the PRO start list

The inaugural event celebrates parity accomplishments, an equal race experience for all riders, and giving back to the local community.

sbt grvl 2019 pro start list
Amy Charity! Photo by Stephen Fitzgerald.

SBT GRVL, presented by Canyon Bicycles, is Colorado’s newest gravel bike race and celebration and kicks off in Steamboat Springs on this Saturday, August 17.

sbt grvl 2019 pro start list
Photo by Stephen Fitzgerald.

Over 1500 riders from 49 states and seven countries will converge to the community of Steamboat Springs for the event’s inaugural year.

sbt grvl 2019 pro start list
Photo by Stephen Fitzgerald.

The warm hospitality of Steamboat and the rugged beauty of Routt County await cyclists and their families, who will be treated to a brand expo and a pro athlete panel, among other gravel-cycling activities on Saturday. On Sunday, riders will pedal through one of three-course distances ranging from 37 to 141 miles, all of which showcase the mountain-town-meets-ranching-community beauty unique to Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

sbt grvl 2019 pro start list
Photo by Stephen Fitzgerald.

SBT GRVL was not founded to be just another gravel cycling event. Founders Amy Charity, Ken Benesh and Mark Satkiewicz are proud to launch SBT GRVL as a value-driven event that gives back to the ranching community of Routt County, Colo., the youth of Steamboat Springs, and to support equality and parity in cycling.

sbt grvl 2019 pro start list
Photo by Stephen Fitzgerald.

All SBT GRVL participants can expect an inclusive experience. The three re-opened registration through a parity campaign in February after capacity was reached in the event at launch, to encourage more women to ride SBT GRVL. As a result, over 400 female riders are signed up for year one, which is just under 30-percent of the entire field. The founders are working to achieve a 50-50 ratio of male/female riders in the coming years.

sbt grvl 2019 pro start list
Photo by Stephen Fitzgerald.

Riders from all disciplines and levels, including some top names in professional cycling, will be lining up shoulder to shoulder to tackle the courses. SBT GRVL will deliver an equal experience for all participants from first-time racers to National Champion cyclists. Each race distance will roll out in a mass start and all riders will have access to fully stocked aid stations on course; no special treatment or direct outside support will be permitted.

sbt grvl 2019 pro start list
Photo by Stephen Fitzgerald.

A $28,000 prize purse is up for grabs for racers of the Black Course Sunday, which is 140.8 miles with over 9,000-feet of climbing. It will be divided equally among the men and the women’s race field.

In addition to the inclusivity, parity and equality among all riders, SBT GRVL prioritizes giving back to local non-profits to support Routt County’s ranching community, Boy’s & Girl’s club as well as youth athletic programming in Steamboat Springs.

“Success for us is creating an annual event that the town looks forward to, and that brings positive impact each year,” says co-founder Mark Satkiewicz. “We’re also proud that our event prioritizes values like inclusivity, parity and equality. Cyclists of all ability levels, ages and genders will enjoy a brand-new adventure on our incredible gravel roads.”

PRO Start List

COURSE BIB GENDER FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME TEAM_NAME
SBT GRVL BLUE 1646 F Chessa Adsit-Morris
SBT GRVL BLUE 1645 F Allison Arensman
SBT GRVL BLACK 163 F Dani Arman
SBT GRVL BLACK 376 F Kaysee Armstrong
SBT GRVL BLACK 381 F Kelly Boniface
SBT GRVL BLUE 1076 F BrittLee Bowman
SBT GRVL BLACK 734 F Libby Caldwell
SBT GRVL BLACK 711 F Morgan Chaffin
SBT GRVL BLACK 98 F Brodie Chapman
SBT GRVL BLACK 43 F Anna Christiansen
SBT GRVL BLACK 110 F Caroline Coble
SBT GRVL BLACK 138 F Cindy Copley
SBT GRVL BLUE 1585 F Tiffany Cromwell
SBT GRVL BLACK 408 F Lauren De Crescenzo
SBT GRVL BLACK 415 F Lindsay Dwyer
SBT GRVL BLACK 728 F Leslie Ethridge
SBT GRVL BLACK 157 F Cynthia Frazier
SBT GRVL BLUE 1566 F Sunny Gilbert
SBT GRVL BLUE 1370 F LAUREN HALL
SBT GRVL BLACK 492 F Michelle Hance
SBT GRVL GREEN 2041 F Ella Harris
SBT GRVL BLACK 346 F Jolene Holland Neve
SBT GRVL BLACK 374 F Katie Kantzes
SBT GRVL BLACK 170 F Daphne Karagianis
SBT GRVL BLACK 383 F Kemi King
SBT GRVL BLACK 407 F Laura King
SBT GRVL BLACK 525 F Nina Laughlin
SBT GRVL BLACK 396 F Kristen Legan
SBT GRVL BLUE 1570 F SUZIE LIVINGSTON
SBT GRVL BLACK 111 F Caroline Mani
SBT GRVL BLACK 268 F Holly Mathews
SBT GRVL BLACK 596 F Sarah Max
SBT GRVL BLACK 597 F Sarah Moloney
SBT GRVL BLACK 262 F Hanna Muegge
SBT GRVL BLUE 1114 F Christy Olsen
SBT GRVL BLACK 382 F Kelly Paduch
SBT GRVL BLACK 22 F Alison Powers
SBT GRVL BLUE 1641 F Nicole Pressprich
SBT GRVL BLACK 688 F Turner Ramsay
SBT GRVL BLACK 716 F Amity Rockwell
SBT GRVL BLACK 409 F Lauren Stephens
SBT GRVL BLACK 595 F Sarah Sturm
SBT GRVL BLACK 369 F Kae Takeshita
SBT GRVL BLACK 222 F Ellen Tarquinio
SBT GRVL BLACK 411 F Leah Thorvilson
SBT GRVL BLACK 134 F Christie Tracy
SBT GRVL BLACK 13 F Aimee Vasse
SBT GRVL BLACK 555 F Rachel Wills
SBT GRVL BLACK 616 F Selene Yeager
SBT GRVL BLACK 691 M Ulisses Abbud
SBT GRVL BLACK 326 M Jimmy Archer
SBT GRVL BLUE 1637 M Jimmy Awad
SBT GRVL BLACK 119 M Chris Bagg
SBT GRVL BLACK 353 M Jonathan Baker
SBT GRVL BLACK 628 M STEFANO BARBERI
SBT GRVL BLACK 521 M Nico Barraza
SBT GRVL BLACK 717 M Jeremiah Bishop
SBT GRVL BLACK 168 M Daniel Bonello
SBT GRVL BLACK 344 M John Borstelmann
SBT GRVL BLACK 230 M Eric Brunner
SBT GRVL BLACK 231 M Eric Bryan
SBT GRVL BLACK 210 M Dillon Caldwell
SBT GRVL BLACK 352 M Jonathan Cavner
SBT GRVL BLACK 20 M Alexis Chenevier
SBT GRVL BLACK 34 M Andrew Clemence
SBT GRVL BLACK 456 M Matthew Curbeau
SBT GRVL BLACK 679 M Tom Danielson
SBT GRVL BLACK 649 M Steven Davis
SBT GRVL BLUE 1412 M Matthew DeAngelis
SBT GRVL BLACK 708 M Zachary Dolzani
SBT GRVL BLACK 293 M Jamey Driscoll
SBT GRVL BLACK 667 M Timmy Duggan
SBT GRVL BLACK 703 M Yannick Eckmann
SBT GRVL BLACK 426 M Lucas Euser
SBT GRVL BLACK 687 M Troy Fenderson
SBT GRVL BLACK 94 M Brian Firle
SBT GRVL BLACK 563 M Richard Furchtgott
SBT GRVL BLACK 244 M Garrett Gerchar
SBT GRVL BLACK 565 M Rob Gray
SBT GRVL BLACK 586 M Russell Griffin
SBT GRVL BLACK 87 M Brendan Halpin
SBT GRVL BLACK 706 M Yuri Hauswald
SBT GRVL BLACK 461 M Matthew Hornland
SBT GRVL BLACK 725 M Geoff Kabush
SBT GRVL BLACK 656 M Ted King
SBT GRVL BLACK 362 M Joshua Krabbe
SBT GRVL BLACK 25 M Allen Krughoff
SBT GRVL BLACK 683 M Travis Lechner
SBT GRVL BLACK 731 M Bryan Lewis
SBT GRVL BLACK 457 M Matthew Lieto
SBT GRVL BLACK 273 M Ian London
SBT GRVL BLACK 279 M Jackson Long
SBT GRVL BLACK 308 M Jeff Mahin
SBT GRVL BLACK 544 M Payson McElveen
SBT GRVL BLACK 535 M Patrick Mckeon
SBT GRVL BLACK 450 M Matt McLoone
SBT GRVL BLACK 345 M Johnny Mitchell
SBT GRVL BLACK 454 M Matt Mollo
SBT GRVL BLACK 605 M Scott Moninger
SBT GRVL BLACK 585 M Rudolph Napolitano
SBT GRVL BLACK 739 M Marshall Opel
SBT GRVL BLACK 209 M Dillon Osleger
SBT GRVL BLACK 281 M jacob peterson
SBT GRVL BLACK 589 M Ryan Petry
SBT GRVL BLACK 720 M Cameron Piper
SBT GRVL BLACK 626 M Spencer Powlison
SBT GRVL BLACK 334 M John Purvis
SBT GRVL BLACK 280 M Jacob Rathe
SBT GRVL BLACK 61 M Ben Renkema
SBT GRVL BLACK 712 M Simon Richardson
SBT GRVL BLACK 655 M Taylor Ross
SBT GRVL BLACK 670 M Timothy Rugg
SBT GRVL BLACK 476 M Michael Sencenbaugh
SBT GRVL BLACK 327 M Jiri Senkyrik
SBT GRVL BLACK 529 M Owen Shott
SBT GRVL BLACK 323 M Jim Snitzer
SBT GRVL BLACK 117 M Charlie Snyder
SBT GRVL BLUE 1501 M Robbie Stout
SBT GRVL BLACK 144 M Colin Strickland
SBT GRVL BLACK 610 M SCOTT TANNER
SBT GRVL BLACK 462 M Matthew Turner
SBT GRVL BLACK 89 M Brett Wachtendorf
SBT GRVL BLACK 653 M TANNER WARD
SBT GRVL BLACK 579 M Robin Warman
SBT GRVL BLACK 282 M Jake Wells
SBT GRVL BLUE 1316 M Josh Whitney
SBT GRVL BLACK 46 M Anthony Wilhelm
SBT GRVL BLACK 232 M Erik Zabel
SBT GRVL BLACK – Tandem
201 M Andrew Coetzee Coetzee Tango
SBT GRVL BLACK – Tandem
203 M Dan Hughes Sunflower Outdoor & Bike
SBT GRVL BLUE – Tandem
1201 M Paul Majors Colorado Women’s Cycling Project Tandem
SBT GRVL BLACK – Tandem
202 M Stephen Wasmund She Pedals. He Steers.

Learn more about SBT GRVL at www.sbtgrvl.com, and follow the events of the weekend on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

One thought on “Press Release: SBT GRVL Leads with Values from Year One + the PRO start list

  1. Great to meet you out on the course yesterday. I will look forward to seeing the video. When you told me I was out of it and thought you were on the SBT GRVL team with Mark

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