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!

If you are in need of assistance during Gravel Day, please call or text 1-855-889- RIDE (7433).


Gravel Day Event Handbook

All the information you need to know before your Ride!

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Orientation Sessions

Get ready to Ride in Gravel Day 2023!

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Gravel Day Accommodations

Staying overnight near Nelsonville? Here's a list of lodging to consider!

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Gravel Riding 101 Video

Watch this video to learn more about gravel riding safety, ride day expectations, and how you can prepare.

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Gravel Riding 101 Blog

What is gravel riding? How do I prepare? Read 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 your Ride.

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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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Sat 09/30

Gravel Day | Nelsonville Loop

20+ Miles
$1,500 Fundraising Commitment

This is a challenging route indended for all Gravel 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 is a challenging route intended for advanced Gravel Riders. 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

This is a very challenging route intended for advanced Gravel Riders. This ride will feature multiple sections of climbing with a total elevation gain of over 4,700 feet.

Pelotonia routes are now available on Ride with GPS! Find and save your route file using the link below. Routes marked "st" include the optional Baileys Trail System extension.

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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 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.

Can I withdraw from Gravel Day?

Any registered Rider or Challenger must withdraw their registration by 11:59 PM EST on August 30, 2023, to be removed from their minimum fundraising commitment. Challengers can withdraw registration by clicking “Edit Profile” at the top of your Pelotonia profile, then scrolling down to “Cancel Registration” and clicking the edit button.
Riders and Volunteers can withdraw by selecting "Edit" on your route or shift, unselecting the option you wish to withdraw from, and clicking "Cancel All". For more information on changing your commitment or to withdraw, please email us at [email protected]. Remember, all participants have until Sunday, October 15, 2023, to reach their fundraising commitments.

All Frequently Asked Questions

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