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Crooked Gravel

July 22, 2023


Crooked Gravel takes a few cues from an exploratory event the legendary Ron Kiefel put together a decade ago called Crooked Roubaix. Back before gravel bikes were really a thing, Kiefel and some friends set out on a 95-mile dirt-road adventure from Winter Park up into the high mountains on road bikes.

Fast forward to 2023 and gravel bikes are more than a thing. Our two courses take in the very best of Grand County gravel with long winding climbs through aspen and pine forests and wide open descents under the massive Colorado sky.

If nothing worth doing is easy, then Crooked Gravel is certainly worth doing. Our long route tackles over 5,000 feet of climbing on gravel, and our short route is perfect for beginners.  All beginning at an elevation of 8,600 feet.

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The Courses


Our two courses take in the very best of Grand County gravel: a 25-mile gravel route & 67-mile gravel route

Cash Winnings – $2,000

1st Place – $500
2nd Place – $300
3rd Place – $200

No age categories, just male and female respectively.

Mission: Nonprofit Partners & Beneficiaries


Colorado High School Cycling League – The Colorado League is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization that serves students in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, and South Dakota. They provide the opportunity to foster healthy habits in youth, develop self-confidence, cultivate leadership, and build community in a welcoming environment that strengthens family bonds and empowers youth through interscholastic mountain bike racing. They focus on creating an inclusive atmosphere where all youth are welcome regardless of expertise or resources.

The league produces an interscholastic mountain bike race series and provides training and education to support coaches and teams. They support a comprehensive infrastructure to grow youth cycling in a fun, safe, and professional manner. They strongly believe that prevention reduces the need for intervention. Together they foster healthy habits in youth, develop self-confidence, cultivate leadership, and strengthen family bonds one pedal stroke at a time.


Registration is now open for 2023

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Event Details


Saturday, July 22, 2023


07:30am - 06:30pm


Winter Park, CO
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