2024 Gravel Day Information

Saturday, September 21, 2024

Gravel Day 2024 provides a new cycling adventure on the gravel roads of beautiful Southeast Ohio. 100% of participant-raised funds support innovative cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. Learn more below!

2024 Gravel Day Routes

Sat 09/21

Nelsonville Loop Route

22 Miles
$1,500 Fundraising Commitment

Winding through the hills of Athens County, this challenging loop route is an exciting challenge for all 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 09/21

Nelsonville Loop Route

30 Miles
$1,500 Fundraising Commitment

This challenging loop route has advanced 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 09/21

Nelsonville Loop Route

52 Miles
$1,500 Fundraising Commitment

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

Gravel Day FAQ

When is Gravel Day 2024?

Gravel Day will take place on September 21, 2024.
Note: The original Gravel Day date announced was September 28. Due to another event in the Nelsonville area on that date, which includes racing on some of the same roads featured on Gravel Day routes, we’ve made the decision to change the Pelotonia event date to Saturday, September 21, 2024.

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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