We’ve been burning the candle at both ends so to speak. Closing out SBT GRVL 2023 late into that Sunday evening and surfacing just long enough to load the van and head to Portland, Oregon for the MADE SHOW was a massive task. But lets get back into SBT GRVL.
It seems SBT GRVL has always been growing and this year it felt like an all time high. Loads of great people showing up the week before to ride the gravel roads that surround our facility. Having this large event here in town allows us to open up our facility for shakeout rides, factory tours, Moots owners meet-ups and so much more. We had an great time meeting so many people from all over during the week. A huge thanks to all that came along for the ride.
The larger the event, the longer it lasts. We’ve noticed this at other events and Steamboat is even bigger. The weekend before the race weekend happened we noticed a stream of vans flooding into town adorn with gravels bikes. So in truth this event starts the weekend before. Many showing up to ride, eat and see the sights that surround Steamboat. It’s an amazing little town that is very good at hosting large numbers of people. Plenty of beds, plenty of restaurants, and of course, hundreds of miles of that sweet gravel everyone loves.
BY THE NUMBERS
Instead of going through each activity we hosted here’s a rough breakdown of what happened around SBT GRVL in the Moots department:
Number of Moots bikes at the event: 200
Number of Tacos eaten: 257
Number of High-Fives: countless
Number of mini Cokes handed out: 254
Number of riders helped in crisis: 2 (one broken front derailleur the night before the race and one loaned out demo for a crumpled bike)
Number of photos taken: 321
Number of factory tours given: 245
Number of gracious Moots owners: too many to count
Number of hours of sleep: not many
Number of times we want to go this again: 1 million
We have a large photo gallery of Moots Riders at the finish and if you click the link below you can download yours!
Until next time gravel friends!