Gravel Event @ Sumter National Forest – 02/09/2019Andrew
Join us on Saturday Feb 9th, 2019 for the First Annual Sumter National Forest gravel event. Start time is 10am as it can be chilly that time of year!
This area is remote. Know the course and have it loaded on a gps device. The course will be marked, but come prepared with enough food/drink for the ride and a way to fix flats.
Download the Route
- 68 mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28894359
- 38 mile route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28894928
Start & Finish
We will have a neutral escort for the first 2.5 miles to get us out of town. There is a seven mile ride from the finish line that will not be timed. This is so we can have the finish in a very remote area after a seven mile section of gravel.
The Course & Tire Recommendations
The course is rolling hills, very low traffic. Approximately 50% of the course is gravel. There is one river crossing, and two super cool tunnel underpasses going under I-26. We recommend 35mm to 40mm tubeless tires for 700c wheels, or 650b x 47. You might get by on tubeless 28mm, but it’s not going to be a comfortable ride.
This is an event. We will have results, and age group results. However, the rules of the road apply! Ride how you want, form groups, and have fun!
Parking is at Clinton High School:
8132 SC-72, Clinton, SC 29325
We will have food & drinks at the finish!
Brick House Campground https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/scnfs/recarea/?recid=47233