For 2023, the Gravelito is a 25 mile tour that starts and ends on Rowe Mesa just south of Santa Fe. This route features dirt/gravel roads of the mesas and high desert just south of the terminus of the Rockies.
Starting/finishing on Rowe Mesa, the 25 mile tour is on improved dirt/gravel roads with a mix of rolling terrain. with some moderate but longer climbs back to the start/finish. There is a total of 1,500’ of climbing on the route.
The start/finish is located just inside the boundary of the Santa Fe National Forest off on Forest Road 326 on Rowe Mesa, a 20 minute drive southeast of Santa Fe. Parking will be available in a pull-out off of the forest road and on the shoulder of the road.
Start Time There will be a mandatory riders’ meeting at 9:45 am and a mass-start at 10:00 am. Riders may start after but not before 10:00 am.
Gear and Equipment Each rider needs a multiple gear bike with a low gear for hill climbing in good mechanical condition, with a tire width of at least 35 mm recommended. A bicycle tune up prior to the event is highly recommended.
Helmets meeting CPSC standards are mandatory. All riders should ride single file, obey traffic laws and adhere to the same rules as automobiles. In addition, each cyclist must carry a spare tube, a patch kit, pump or CO2 cartridges and basic tools. Each rider should carry extra water.
Food Stops There is a Food Stop with snacks, fresh fruit, energy drinks, water and more. Specific locations TBD.
Finishers in every category will receive a commemorative finisher’s medal, earn yours in 2022!
August – November – $40
December – January – $50
February – May -$60
Onsite registration May 19th – 21nd – $70