The Gravel Battle
Sumter Forest

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March 13, 2021
9:00 am Start Time
Clinton, SC

  • Event 1 of 6 in the Southeast Gravel Series

    Start 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 Traffic

    Enjoy gravel roads that traverse through some of the most remote areas of South Carolina. Focus on your riding, not battling vehicles.
  • Challenging Courses

    You 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.
  • New Start and Finish Venue for 2021

    The 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

“ The Sumter Forest Gravel Event brings us through the best gravel roads around. There was no traffic, the course was very challenging, and the food afterwards hit the spot. This event had me mark down every Southeast Gravel event on my calendar.”

Johhny Gravelracer

Placed 6th overall on the long course

The Clinton House

The Start Finish venue is located on a beatutiful hunting preserve on over 2000 acres There is plenty of parking and you will enjoy the scenery overlooking the lake as you take in your meal and beer while telling stories of your event with friends. There's no better way to spend a day!

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Other Events in the Series

Southeast Gravel consists of 6 unique and challenging events in the Southeastern USA.
All events have chip timing, live results, overall and category prizes. Everyone who participates also receives a free hot lunch and free beer afterwards.
Other events include
  1. Greenwood Gravel Grinder #1
  2. Falling Creek Pinnacle Punisher
  3. Race to Valhalla
  4. Tryon Gravel Gallop
  5. Greenwood Gravel Gallop #2

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Southeast Gravel Men's Bib Shorts
Southeast Gravel Men's Bib Shorts
Southeast Gravel Men's Bib Shorts
Southeast Gravel Men's Bib Shorts

Southeast Gravel Men's Bib Shorts

$100.00 $90.00
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Want to have the most fun on a bike AND look good while riding?

The new Southeast Gravel bib shorts are designed for all day riding, even over the roughest of terrain. Need to spend 3, 4, even 7 or more hours on a bike then you will love the comfortable chamois, textured leg panels, and gripper to keep the leg band in place.

Show off your dedication to getting off paved roads with the new "Gravel Life" statement on the back panel. People riding your wheel will know what kind of rider you are.

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Our commitment

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a race?

Some people will race the course, some will ride to finish. You are free to go as hard as you want, but the rules of the road apply.

How many rest areas?

The long course will have two rest areas and the short course has one. They are stocked with water, drink mix, and snacks.

If I have a mechanical will you fix it?

This is a self-supported event. This means you are expected to bring tools and parts with you to fix your own mechanical and have the knowledge to fix it. If you have a mechanical that can not be fixed we do have sag support, although there may not be cell service and the support vehicle may be far away.

Is the course marked?

We try to mark the course extremely well. That being said, in every event there are people who rely only on the course markings to guide them and up up off course. It is *extremely* highly recommended to download the gps file we provide.
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