Congratulations To Sandor Szombathy from Ketchum, Idaho.
You found the best fundraiser in 2018. In September the Gravel Experience Fundraiser was able to raise over $30,000 for four great bicycle non profits. We'd like to thank all of the partners of the Gravel Experience for their donations and support. The lucky winner won a custom built Why Cycles titanium R+ gravel bike, accessories, and trip of a lifetime through Idaho.
**All proceeds will be split evenly between the associated non profits**
We partnered with our friends at Ibis for an Hakka MX frame and color of choice . This extremely versatile frame can run up to 700x40c tires or throw on a pair of 27.5x2.1" wheels/tires to rip your local single track.
SRAM upped the ante this year with their "mullet" build using a wireless AXS dropper post and wireless 1x12 Eagle XX1 drivetrain. Industry Nine has rounded out the bike with their Ultralite 235 TRA wheel set featuring Hydra Hubs.
ALL PROCEEDS will be split evenly between the National Interscholastic Cycling Association & Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Two organizations we believe strongly in and are proud to support their missions. Follow the links below to learn more about the organizations.
NICA is the leading interscholastic and community-based cycling organization in the United States. Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, NICA develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for teenage student-athletes and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership, services and governance for local leagues to produce quality mountain bike events, and supports every student-athlete in the development of strong mind, strong body and strong character through their efforts on the bike. As of fall 2019, NICA has 27 state and regional leagues, and over 9,000 registered coaches who are working with over 21,000 student-athletes from over 1,000 high schools in the USA.Learn More
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the nation's largest statewide mountain bike association, representing thousands of riders through eight regional chapters. Evergreen is committed to sustainable recreation, trail maintenance, advocacy, education, volunteerism and trail building. We are an important partner with public land managers, contributing over 26,000 hours of trail work per year.Learn More
Ibis Cycles is a boutique bicycle brand founded in 1981 by Scot Nicol, a few miles outside of Mendocino, California. Over the past 38 years Ibis has evolved into a premier carbon fiber bike manufacturer.Learn More
Bike components are all we do - which is why we do them so mind-bendingly well. SRAM, LLC began with the goal of creating the absolute best shifting system and changed the cycling world forever.Learn More
Manufactured and handbuilt in our Asheville, NC shop, each i9 product is made with you and your ride in mind. With an array of fitment options, the highest performing hubs, wheel systems and components. We are all-in with everything we do.Learn More
Orange Seal endurance tire sealant, it's formulated to maximize longevity; enabling riders to go longer between top-offs. All while offering the same quick sealing properties you've come to expect. Whether you're a beginner, expert, or somewhere in-between you will benefit from its proven ability to last up to three times longer.Learn More
We started Big Agnes eighteen years ago without a real plan, but with a pretty good idea: to make the best gear possible to help folks like you get outside and chase your dreams. Respected industry vets told us we were crazy. We were driven to make better gear and be part of some really cool adventures, so we kept at it.Learn More
At SDG we’ve been at the forefront of saddle technology for the last 20+ years with offerings such as our patented I-Beam rail system and first Kevlar saddle. We continue to focus on offering the best quality products while delivering unparalleled value.Learn More
Maxxis is a premium tire company providing excellent products and service. As a highly respected, world-class tire company, with a strong global brand identity which earns the devotion of our customers.Learn More
Ortlieb is the world’s leading brand of waterproof premium equipment. We design and manufacture innovative waterproof products that enable our customers to better navigate their world, live out their dreams, and respect our planet every day.Learn More
Since 1993 Lizard Skins has created products to meet the needs and wants of cyclists around the world. With a wide variety of cycling products, from its well-known chainstays to its gripping bar tape, Lizard Skins has everything you need to make the most of your ride.Learn More
Grand Prize: $9,500
IBIS- Hakka MX frame and fork of the winner’s size and color- $1,999
Orange Seal- Sealant, Versavalves, Hat, Socks, Water Bottles, a Dirty Kanza entry and a VIP ride with Payson Mcelveen at the event. - $500 (ride with Payson priceless!!)
Ortlieb- Large Seat pack, Top-tube pack, Handlebar pack, Accessory pack and Cockpit pack - $630
Club Ride- Gift Certificate - $250
SDG- Bel-Air 2.0 Saddle - $94.99
Industry Nine- Ultra-lite 235 TRA Wheelset with Hydra hubs (red and black spokes) - $1485
Big Agnes- Copper Spur HV UL2 bike-packing tent - $469.95
SRAM- Full AXS “Mullet” drivetrain with an AXS dropper post - $3904
Maxxis- Maxxis Rambler Skin-wall 700x40 tires - $136
Lizard Skins- 4 rolls of bar tape in various colors - $41.99 each
Second Place: $590
Ortlieb Medium seat pack and Top-tube pack - $310
Club Ride Gift Card - $100
Maxxis 700x40 Velocita AR tires - $136
Lizard Skins- roll of bar tape - $42
Third Place: $403
Ortlieb Large seat pack - $175
Club Ride Prize pack (Hat, Grips, Socks) - $50
Maxxis Rambler 27.5x2.1 tires - $136
Lizard Skins Roll of bar tape - $41.99