Gravel Camp 01: Santa Catalina

September 13–14

Get ready for an epic weekend of riding and camaraderie on Southern California’s Santa Catalina Island. We will be doing a small ride Friday around the rim of Avalon valley, with gravel switchbacks and scenic views of the pacific ocean. Saturday we ride from Avalon to Parson’s landing at the north end of the island and back via Middle Ranch Road. Over the weekend we will be riding every single mile of (legal) bike path on the island.

There are only 10 spots available for this invitation-only event. Please do not use a promo code. 


Friday Sept 13

  • 9:50 am Depart Long Beach Harbor
  • 11:00 Arrive 
  • Hotel bag-drop and kit-up
  • Snack lunch
  • 12:30 pm Avalon Loop Ride (16 miles, 3300 ft.)
  • Hotel check-in, free-time in Avalon
  • 8:00 Dinner with the homies

Saturday Sept 14

  • 7:30 am Check-out (leave bags at front desk)
  • 8:00am  Cove 2 Cove ride (64 miles, 6400 ft.)
    • Mile 6: airport
    • Mile 13: little harbor
    • Mile 22: Two Harbors
    • Mile 31: Parson’s Landing
    • Mile 39: Two Harbors (lunch)
    • Mile 47: Middle Ranch Road 
  • quick-change at hotel
  • stinky dinner on your own dime
  • 6:15 or 7:30 depart


  • Ferry for one passenger + 1 bike 
  • Catalina Conservancy pass
  • Hotel Friday Night (double occupancy)
  • Dinner Friday night
A peloton of riders at SBT GRVL