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Event 2 of 6

Event 2 of 6

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April 10, 2021
9:00 am Start Time
Abbeville, SC

  • Event 2 of 6 in the Southeast Gravel Series

    Keep accumulating those series standing points if you entered the Sumter Forest event. Or, use this event to make your announcement that you are catching up with those who got a head start in the points standings. 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

    Singletrack, long gravel roads, hillier than expected terrain, and a chicken farm. It all adds up to a course that makes you earn your post event meal and beer. Don't underestimate the course just by looking at the total feet of elevation gain.
  • Amazing Start and Finish Venue

    We are very fortunate to have use of the barn and field for the Greenwood Course. It's such an amazing venue that we are having two events here! The gravel comes approximately 100 meters into the start of the event, so this one gets to the action quickly!
  • 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

203 Beulah Church Road. Abbeville, SC

The Start Finish venue is located on a beautiful farm in Abbeville, SC. The barn, often used for weddings and reuinions, makes for the perfect post event venue for eating, drinking, and relaxing while recounting the epic ride you just completed. 
Watch people finish down the gravel driveway as you cheer them on in a friendly community atmposhere. 

Directions to Start

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. Gravel Battle of Sumter Forest
  2. Falling Creek Pinnacle Punisher
  3. Race to Valhalla
  4. Tryon Gravel Gallop
  5. Doowneerg Gravel Grinder #2

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Southeast Gravel Men's Cycling Jersey
Southeast Gravel Men's Cycling Jersey
Southeast Gravel Men's Cycling Jersey
Southeast Gravel Men's Cycling Jersey

Southeast Gravel Men's Cycling Jersey

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

The new Southeast Gravel jersey will allow you to do both. The stylish new jersey features a lightweight moisture wicking design. The dots you see on the sleeve? Those are reflective so if you happen to go for a longer ride than you planned your jersey will help keep you visible to vehicles.

Gripper sleeves keep the jersey in place and help you perfect those tan lines.

Angle back pockets make it easier to grab your food while riding

A new collarless design makes for better...

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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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