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Copy of Gourmet Gravel Santa Barbara 4 November 2017


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Copy of Gourmet Gravel Santa Barbara 4 November 2017


DETAILS:

LOCATION: 

START TIME:

  • 8:00AM Saturday 4 November 2017

PACKET PICK-UP:

  • 5:30 - 8:00PM Friday 3 November 2017. Welcome party and packet pick-up - Santa Barbara Cycling 531 E. Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Day of packet pick-up 6:30-7:30AM Telegraph Brewing Company 418 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

PARKING:

Parking in the "Junk Zone" of the East Side of Santa Barbara is street parking. Please be sure to read applicapble parking signs where you choose to park to avoid parking citations. There is plenty of parking in town, please visit City of Santa Barbara parking info website for locations and rates.

DISTANCES & ROUTE:

  • Gourmet Gravel Santa Barbara is a true Mixed-Terrian ride that scales both sides of the beautiful & scenic Santa Ynez Mountain Range including the iconic Gibraltar Road climb (you get to descend it too). Starting and finishing in downtown Santa Barbara the 60 mile route has over 25% gravel roads and 8,000 feet of elevation change. The route is sure to challenge all who ride.

TERRAIN:

  • Riding out of and back into the Californian Riveria on our route, 99% of the climbing will be finished by mile 42. This achieves almost 8,000 ft of climbing in those 42 miles with some sections topping out at over 16% and an average of almost 200 ft elevation gain per mile. The scenery is on par with the route and we encourage all participants to stop and take advantage of the views offered.
  • The roads for Gourmet Gravel Santa Barbara are generally in good to great condition, although some gravel sections may be a little rough come November. As we approach event day, our website will be updated with current course conditions, specifically the condition of the gravel.

EQUIPMENT:

  • BIKE: Gravel bike, Cross bike or hardtail MTB. Only recommend MTB if you are new to gravel or don't have a drop bar bike with appropriate gearing. Road bikes discouraged due to gearing limitations and tire clearance.
  • TIRES: 40c width tires are the preferred mixed terrain tires of the Santa Barbara Gravel Posse. TUBELESS highly recommended
  • GEARING: Recommend at least 1:1 gearing (you will be happy about this climbing up Arroyo Burro Rd). We consistently ride lighter grears than 1:1 with the 1x set up using 40x42 or 42x44. With a 2x set up a 34x36 works well. You will not likely run out of gears going downhill.

RIDE SUPPORT:

Gourmet Gravel Santa Barbara is a fully supported non-timed participation event, We will have multiple fully staffed & stocked aid stations and a crew of motorcycles to keep an eye on things. Participants who wish to have a finishing time can use Strava or similar.

POST RIDE FESTIVITIES:

We are fortunate to have our post race party an raffle at or sponsors HQ, Telegraph Brewing Company 418 N. Salsipuedes Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 (same location as the start). Post ride beverages provided with locally brewed Telegraph Brewing Company & will also have nonalcoholic beverages. All paid participants will receive a complimentary Telegraph brew of their choice or non-alcoholic beverage if you so choose, along with a catered lunch.

LUNCH MENU:

We are currently finalizing our gourmet lunch menu with local Chef X?X? (to be announced soon) with menu details to follow.

 

This event is under Special Use Permit from US Forest Service

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 
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What is GG?


Welcome to Gourmet Gravel

What is GG?


Welcome to Gourmet Gravel

What is Gourmet Gravel?

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Gourmet Gravel is a way of rethinking what makes for a "great" ride: Combining adventures on the bike that begin and end at urban in-town locations. We are developing a series of mixed terrain cycling events that incorporate the best gravel roads in an area combined with local Artisian food and drink. Imagine miles and miles of pristine gravel roads and single track accessible from in-town areas. This allows for (at the beginning and at the end of the day or the ride) one to partake in the best of locally sourced and created cuisine, local coffee, craft beer, wine & spirits.

@GourmetGravel #RideHardLiveWell

 
 

@GourmetGravel

#RideHardLiveWell

 
 
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Who is GG?


Kurt Stockton is the founder of Gourmet Gravel: The realization has come to me that after almost 40 years in the cycling insustry, a balance between the ride, the people, the equipment and the food & drink is what brings the most joy to so many of us who have ridden bikes for the majority of our lives. Looking forward to seeing friends, old and new, out on our bikes and at local establishments.

@GourmetGravel #RideHardLiveWell

Who is GG?


Kurt Stockton is the founder of Gourmet Gravel: The realization has come to me that after almost 40 years in the cycling insustry, a balance between the ride, the people, the equipment and the food & drink is what brings the most joy to so many of us who have ridden bikes for the majority of our lives. Looking forward to seeing friends, old and new, out on our bikes and at local establishments.

@GourmetGravel #RideHardLiveWell

 

 

@GourmetGravel #RideHardLiveWell