Event 2 of 6
Event 2 of 6
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Days Until the Event!
April 02, 2022
9:00 am Start Time
Event 2 of 6 in the Southeast Gravel SeriesKeep 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 TrafficEnjoy gravel roads that traverse through some of the most remote areas of South Carolina. Focus on your riding, not battling vehicles.
Two Challenging Course OptionsSingletrack, 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.
The Long Course is 69 Miles
The Short Course is 31 Miles
More Course details and GPS files in the "Courses" tab in the main navigation.
Amazing Start and Finish VenueWe 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.”
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.
Camping / Lodging options
The Greenwood Gravel Grinder is a great event for those who like to camp on site. There is FREE on site camping available for Friday night (April 9th). There are no electrical or water hookups, but you can camp in either a motorhome or a tent. If you are going to be running a generator in a motorhome please park far away from the house near the field. No bonfires allowed!
Also, Friday April 9th is the ONLY night you are allowed to camp in the field. There are a couple of other campsites nearby if you are looking for a place to stay on any other day.
There are plenty of hotel options all within 7 miles to the start. Use this link to find available hotels for April 9th.
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
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.