2023 Gravel Day Information

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Join us on September 30 for a brand-new Ride. Take to the gravel roads of beautiful Southeast Ohio for a new adventure -- with the same One Goal. 100% of participant-raised funds support innovative cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. Learn more below!
Sat 09/30

Gravel Day | Nelsonville Loop

20+ Miles
$1,500 Fundraising Commitment

Winding through the hills of Athens County, this loop route is an exciting challenge for Riders, with a total elevation gain of over 1,400 feet. Riders should be sure to properly prepare prior to Gravel Day to ensure a great experience!

Sat 09/30

Gravel Day | Nelsonville Loop

30+ Miles
$1,500 Fundraising Commitment

This loop route has Riders travel through the hills of Athens County. Featuring several hilly sections and a total elevation gain of over 2,600 feet, Riders should be sure to properly prepare for some serious climbs!

Sat 09/30

Gravel Day | Nelsonville Loop

50+ Miles
$1,500 Fundraising Commitment

Riding through the hills of Athens County, this loop route is a true adventure for more experienced Riders. This ride will feature multiple sections of climbing with a total elevation gain of over 4,700 feet.

Please note that routes may change +/- a few miles due to necessary adjustments after registration launch. Ride with GPS files, including the ability to save a variety of files, will be available at a later date to ensure the most updated files possible.

Gravel Day Volunteer Information

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Our newest Volunteer opportunity is here! Learn all about Gravel Day Volunteer roles and responsibilities.

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Register to Volunteer

Ready to help make our 15th year the best yet? Register today to select your volunteer shifts.

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Volunteer Handbook

All the information you need for volunteering at Gravel Day, including role descriptions, lead volunteer contacts, FAQ’s and event day expectations.

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Gravel Riding 101

What is gravel riding? How do I prepare? Get the details here.

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We’re very serious about safety around here. Please take time to read our Rules of the Road to keep yourself and your fellow Riders safe.

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Nutrition and training plans to help you thrive during Ride Weekend.

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Orientation Sessions

Learn all about Ride Weekend, fundraising tips, key safety information, and more

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Tips, tricks, and templates to help you raise the most money for cancer research.


Rider Perks

Special discounts and deals offered by local bike shops to registered Pelotonia Riders.

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Gravel Day FAQ

When is Gravel Day 2023?

Gravel Day, Pelotonia’s new gravel riding event, will be held on September 30, 2023.

Is there an age requirement to participate in Pelotonia Gravel Day?

The minimum age to ride or volunteer is 14; however, any age can participate in Pelotonia as a Challenger.

Can I register for Ride Weekend in addition to Gravel Day?

Yes! Riders can participate in both Ride Weekend and Gravel Day. Riders' fundraising commitment will increase based on the Ride Weekend route that they select. High Rollers ($5,000 fundraising minimum) will be able to participate in both events at no additional commitment increase.

Can I ride my road bike in Gravel Day?

Some more current road bikes (likely sold in the last five years) allow for more robust tires which is key for safety and the best experience during Gravel Day. The minimum tire width we would recommend is 35mm. Hardtail mountain bikes would also be a great option that would allow for better handling, more robust tires and a really fun experience.

All Frequently Asked Questions

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