Carvins Cove’s First Gravel Race!

Join us for an exhilarating adventure at the 1st Annual Happy Valley Grit Gravel Race, taking place amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of Carvins Cove in Roanoke, Virginia on December 10th, 2023. This event promises an unforgettable day of cycling and camaraderie for riders of all skill levels and a chance to explore the scenic splendor of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Race Details:

  • Date: December 10th, 2023
  • Location: Carvins Cove, Roanoke, VA
  • Cost: $65

Choose Your Challenge:

  • 15-Mile Route: A meandering journey with 720 feet of elevation gain. Perfect for those looking for an exciting, but manageable challenge. This route is an out and back on Happy Valley Fire Road.

  • 25-Mile Route: For the fearless and seasoned cyclists, the 25-mile course offers an grand adventure with 2,690 feet of elevation gain, taking you to new heights and pushing your limits. This route follows the 15 mile route out then ventures up Brushy Mountain Fire Road to the top of the Buck trail and back.

Why You Should Join:

  1. Scenic Beauty: Carvins Cove is known for its natural beauty and backcountry feel while only being 20 minutes from Roanoke. Take in the quiet serenity of early winter at the cove. 

  2. Challenge Yourself: Whether you’re an experienced gravel rider or a newbie looking to test your limits, this race offers a challenge suitable for everyone. And all of this without the threat of traffic!

  3. Support: There will be aid stations at the turn around for both races, giving the 25 miler three chances to refuel. Race Aid Stations supported by Just the Right Gear and Trek Roanoke!
  4. Prizes and Swag: All participants who register before November 27th will receive an exclusive race hoodie, and top performers in each category will be awarded prizes.

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Registration: Registration is open now, and slots are limited! Secure your spot and be part of this inaugural gravel race. 

The 1st Annual Happy Valley Grit Gravel Race at Carvins Cove is set to be a great event, combining the thrill of gravel cycling with the natural beauty of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Prepare for a day of excitement, challenge, and gravel grinding. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of this inaugural journey on December 10th, 2023. Get ready to grit your teeth and embrace the gravel of Happy Valley!

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2023 Results 15 Miler

2023 Results 25 Miler

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Register for a guaranteed race hoodie by Nov 27th.


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