SBT GRVL prioritise public safety in cancellation of 2020 gravel race

SBT GRVL gets underway in Steamboat Springs (Image credit: Wil Matthews)
SBT GRVL gets underway in Steamboat Springs (Image credit: Wil Matthews) (Image credit: Wil Matthews)

The organisers of SBT GRVL announced on Wednesday that they have cancelled their mass-participation gravel event in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. They have instead launched SBT VRTL for participants to ride one of four distances using Ride with GPS on August 16.

"The SBT GRVL experience remains rooted in our core values including safety, fun and credibility," said Mark Satkiewicz, co-founder and race director.

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