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July 10, 2021
9:00 am Start Time
Walhalla, SC

  • Event 4 of 6 in the Southeast Gravel Series

    The summer is in full swing. It's hot, but you have your in-season fitness. Come to the mountains of South Carolina where the temperatures stay cooler year round. Long gravel roads with no traffic, a half hour long climb, and riding along the Chattooga River greet you in our most demanding and scenic course.
  • Bring Your Climbing Legs

    Winding Stairs Rd come in the early stages of this course. Climb from the scenic Lake Cherokee on a steep winding gravel road that can take the better part of a half hour to climb. 
  • Lots of Camping Nearby

    Oconee State Park and South Cove County Park both offer plenty of camping spots and are very close to the start. What better way to make a full weekend in the most beautiful part of South Carolina than to enjoy the whole weekend outside.
  • Go Where Strava Hasn't Been . . . Yet

    One of our favorite things is looking at the Strava Heatmaps before and after a Southeast Gravel event. For both Clinton and Greenwood the heat maps were almost non-existent before our first event, now they are regularly traveled routes. We feel that after people ride the Walhalla course it will become a staple of gravel riding in the Southeast.
  • Free Food, Free Beer!

    Go as hard as you want, and know that a hot 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

225 Coffee Rd, Walhalla, SC 29691

The Start Finish venue is located at James M Brown Elementary School in Walhalla, SC. There is plenty of parking and this is a great venue for a start/finish area. There is approximately 6 miles of paved road after the last gravel section in a straight, no turns, run to the finish. Because this is a school we are asking for no camping the night before the event. Please stay at one of the local campgrounds instead. 

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. Greenwood Gravel Grinder #1
  3. Falling Creek Pinnacle Punisher
  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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