Salida76 Promises a New Twist on Gravel Riding and Racing
June 8, 2022
All-new gravel race offers 76 miles of gritty off-road racing, focused on fun
(Salida, CO) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Team Evergreen is bringing the party back to gravel. The producers of Triple Bypass introduce Salida76, a gravel race and ride, slated for Sept. 17, 2022, in Salida, Colorado. With a “Timed” race category and an untimed “Party Pace” category, the objective is to keep the focus on fun instead of heart rates, power meters, and split times. At 76 miles, this ride hits the sweet spot of maximizing on end-of-season fitness while promising meaty climbs and thrilling descents. Registration for the race is open now.
“As we developed this ride, we wanted to bring the casual roots back to gravel riding and racing,” said Team Evergreen executive director, Jen Barbour. “You will be at home as a competitive racer as well as a mellow rider looking to have a fantastic day in unique terrain. Keeping it approachable for all riders is part of the plan and we get to do it in one of the coolest towns in Colorado.”
Like all Team Evergreen events, Salida76 will raise funds for local nonprofits. In this case, proceeds will go to Chaffee County organizations like Salida Mountain Trails, among others.
“We are thrilled to work with Team Evergreen on the Salida76 and the lineup for Salida Bike Fest,” said Jon Terbush, executive director of Salida Mountain Trails. “Their ability to put on unique bike events throughout Colorado is unparalleled. We can’t wait to welcome more riders to Salida to enjoy some of the best gravel riding and mountain biking in the region.”
Salida76 is part of Salida Bike Fest, which includes the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race and the Crest Crank, for a whole weekend of dirt-riding adventure.
While the Salida76 is all about keeping it chill, it is a remote route with big elevation gains that require support. The aid stations and rider camaraderie will be welcome for cyclists of any level. For more information or to sponsor the Salida76, visit www.salida76.com.
About Team Evergreen-
Team Evergreen is a 501c3 nonprofit and produces the Triple Bypass, the Mount Evans Hill Climb, Co2uT Desert Gravel, the Hundo, Session Series and the Beti Bike Bash, as well as host multiple group rides per month. Team Evergreen’s mission is to build the cycling community by expanding rider experiences, hosting compelling events, and channeling thoughtful philanthropic impact. The organization has donated over $3.5 million to local charitable and advocacy organizations.
Photo: Credit Jon Terbush
Contact: Janette Sherman
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