Start date: 10/22/2023

Registration: opens 01/01/2023
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Activities: Gravel grinder, Off-road 🚴🏿‍♂️, 100 km, 50 km

GID: 58035

Unravel Gravel: the Virginia State Gravel Grinder Championship Race
October 22nd, 2023

Sure you can grind with the best of them, but are you the best?

This is not your typical gravel grinder. The Unravel will be an epic mixed surface grinder that will incorporate a combination of trails, gravel, fire road and rural roadways. It’s an RVA Underground event with course designed by our friends at Outpost Richmond, which means “Guaranteed Gut-Punching Gravel”


WHEN: SUNDAY, October 22nd

WHERE: Bear Creek Lake - 22 Bear Creek Lake Rd, Cumberland, VA  23040

RACE STARTS: 9:00 for all Categories (racers will go off in waves)

PRE-REGISTRATION: $65 and CLOSES on Sunday, 10/1 @11:59 PM

DAY OF REGISTRATION: $90 Cash, Venmo, or Check.

RACE CHECK-IN: 7:00 - 8:30 AM SHARP at the RVA Racing Events tent


CAMPING: Available through the park reservation systems at

ABOUT THE COURSE: we have a 31.4 mile course with ~2,344' of elevation gain each lap mapped out by our friends at Outpost. And those boyos know a thing or two about back-country gravel. We will start out in the park and use mostly county gravel roads with some trail and creek crossings. No two ways about it, this is Gravel Grinding at its finest and you're gonna work for this one! 

COURSE MAP: Coming soon

DISTANCES: Please note that distances may vary slightly from the ones listed below as we finalize plans with park and county.

Unravel 100K (2-laps)
Unravel Mini 50K (1-lap)

IMPORTANT: A USA Cycling (USAC) license is NOT required to race the Unravel Gravel; however, the Virginia State “Champion’s Title” is only open to Virginia residents who hold an annual USAC license. You can purchase an annual license before registering by clicking the link below and use code RVA23 at checkout for $25 OFF!

New 2023 Membership | USA Cycling

Podiums: What this means is that for the Unravel 100 Mile Race, we will have 2 podiums. The first for overall winners in each category that reflect actual race-day ranking. Then a second VA State Champion’s podiums, where the podium shifts to remove non-VA residents and/or those without USAC annual licenses.

Prizes: will be awarded to overall winners and State Champions receive a USAC championship medal.


  • The VA State Gravel Championship - Unravel 100K
    • Men 18-34
    • Men 35-49
    • Men 50+
    • Men 60+
    • Women 18-34
    • Women 35-49
    • Women 50+
    • Single Speed Men
    • Single Speed Women
    • JUNIOR (18 and under)
  • The Unravel Mini 50K
    • Open Men
    • Open Women
    • Fat Bike
    • Tandem
    • JUNIOR (18 and under)


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