The Gravel Battle
Event 1 of 6
Event 1 of 6
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Important info for pre-riding the course!
Many of you have expressed interest in pre-riding the Sumter Forest course. You should! It's an amazing area with great roads, and very little traffic. However, we ask you to please follow these rules in order to ensure we can have the event for years to come.
Absolutely no parking or riding inside of the Clinton House Plantation outside of event day or any SEG organized rides. There are a few spots along the first section of gravel on Ridge Road that you can park and ride from. This will put you very close to the first section of gravel. There are a couple of churches we have parked at before. https://goo.gl/maps/j7BCbZaHezx2jZne6
If you are bringing a larger group and want to ride and need a larger parking lot, there is an unpaved parking lot in front of the Comfort Suites closer to Clinton. This will give you 7 miles of pavement before reaching the first section of gravel on Ridge Rd.
Under any circumstances, DO NOT attempt to pre-ride the finish of the Gravel Battle course inside of the Clinton House. The finish stretch literally rides across an active gun range! Those gun shots you hear. . .they will be pointed in your direction.
Again. Please do not park at the Clinton House. Please do not ride your bike across active gun ranges.
March 11th, 20239:00 am Start Time
Event 1 of 6 in the Southeast Gravel SeriesStart off your season in the monst fun way possible. Enter for season long points standings and if you ride in all 6 events, you are registered to win a carbon wheelset from Boyd Cycling
No TrafficEnjoy gravel roads that traverse through some of the most remote areas of South Carolina. Focus on your riding, not battling vehicles.
Challenging CoursesYou may think that with Clinton being in the Piedmont region of South Carolina that the terrain means an easier ride. Don't be fooled, everyone who finishes this event knows it was much harder than they anticipated. Long course is 74 miles short course is 44 miles.
Awesome Venue Again in 2023The old course had us coming back into Clinton on a few busy roads. The new venue is at the Clinton House with an added section of gravel. Having the venue here is a major improvement over the school.
Free Food, Free Beer!Go as hard as you want, and know that a hot BBQ meal and a cold refreshing beer will be awaiting you at the finish line. Stick around and cheer on fellow riders who are finishing.
What People are Saying
Placed 6th overall on the long course
The Clinton House
Camping / Lodging options
- The Comfort Suites is $104 for the night - decent quality
- Days Inn is $53 for the night - could be nicer
- The Quality Inn is $76 for the night
- The Hampton Inn is off exit 54 and is $136 for the night. The Hampton Inn is the nicest option in terms of quality.
Show up in Stlye!
- Provide a safe, fun, and challenging event
- Score everyone and provide instant results
- Make pictures available to share on social media
- Have delicious food and beer
- Provide GPS and signs for directions
- Ensure you want to compete in a future event