SBT GRVL p/b Wahoo Fitness has announced an expanded 2022 Expo spanning two days, with more space for additional vendors, more shakeout rides, pro and parity panels and a new partnership with Outside Chef Biju Thomas for Sunday’s post-race party.
“After all of the positive feedback from last year’s Expo and activities we wanted to find additional ways to enhance the entire event experience for 2022,” said SBT GRVL Race Director Micah Rice. ”We know SBT GRVL riders tend to come early for the event so we’re excited to have more to offer across the board for this year.”
The SBT GRVL Expo grows to two days, taking place Friday, August 12th from 3-7pm and continuing on Saturday from 9am to 3pm. It will take over Yampa Street, stretching from 9th to 12th streets, with 130 total booths in 10×10 or 20×20 configurations. Visitors can expect to find booths with event sponsors as well as many additional bike companies, gear providers and other cycling-related craftsmen/women.
Beyond booths, the Expo will play host to a variety of fun and interactive activities. One of the 2021 event’s most impactful moments returns on Friday at 3pm with the Ride For Racial Justice panel, and the opportunity to meet this year’s 26 athletes along with co-founders Marcus Robinson and Neal Henderson. Packet pickup will be available from 4:30-7pm.
On Saturday packet pickup begins at 9am. The day will be packed with a kid’s Strider race, yoga, a band, pro athlete signings at sponsor booths, parity and pro panels and conclude with the athlete meeting at 2pm. Later in the afternoon Ride For Racial Justice will host a happy hour and raffle off prizes including a bike.
More Shakeout Rides
Applying the N+1 bike ownership rule to rides (more is better), the first shakout will be on Thursday at 9am.
Friday will offer up four shakout options:
- 9am: SBT VRTL IRL, with 2021 women’s champ Lauren de Crescenzo
- 9am: MOOTs Ride
- 11am: SRAM Women’s Ride
- 3:45pm: Ride For Racial Justice social ride
Saturday will again play host to the now famous Chamois Butt’r Group Ride hosted by Marley Blonsky, rolling out at 8:30am.
New Partnership with Outside Chef Biju Thomas
SBT GRVL is excited to partner with Outside and Chef Biju Thomas, Co-Author of The Feed Zone Cookbooks, who will oversee the culinary experience at Sunday’s post-race party. Biju will be working with local vendors to bring together some great food to highlight the region and create an elevated and unique post-race meal for everyone
“This started for me a year ago with a late night text from Alex Howes asking how I can come on and make this even more special for everyone riding and racing,” said Biju Thomas. “Of course I jumped at the opportunity to help with one of the best gravel events on the calendar, that just happens to be in my own backyard. I love everything about the race, and absolutely adore Steamboat. I am thrilled beyond words to share food and stories and our love for all things Outside.”
For a current list of Expo partners and to inquire about space, which starts at $1,500, visit https://sbtgrvl.com/expo/
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