“The 3rd Annual Gravel Revival, one of the most unique, grassroots gravel cycling experiences in Tennessee, returns to Hickman County on October 22-23, 2022. This event will feature various distances of 11, 27, 40, and 60 miles on the beautiful backroads (mostly gravel/chert and a little paved) of Hickman County, Tennessee.”
“Gravel Revival is a multi-day, grassroots gravel festival for all levels of cyclists. The event will be hosted and sponsored by MOAB Bike Shop at Peaceful Hills Resort & Campground in Centerville, TN. Over 180 gravel enthusiasts participated in this event in 2021. Cyclists from Tennessee, Indiana, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia, California, Mississippi, Colorado, and Texas, along with sponsors, vendors, friends, family, children, and even well-behaved dogs attended this event, bringing the total attendance to over 250, with more than 30 volunteers! Participants and attendees ranged from ages 1-78 years old. The event coordinators increased the number of female participants 25% from their first year. Together, the cyclists rode approximately 8,066 miles of scenic Hickman County roads!”
“This year, the main event will kick off on Saturday morning, October 22 at 10:00am with options for cyclists of all levels to participate in an 11, 27, 40, or 60-mile ride. Following the ride, there will be Food Trucks, delicious craft beer from several local breweries and N/A beverages, LIVE music with one of Nashville’s sought-after bluegrass bands, Grasstime, and an epic, we mean epic, bonfire back at the campground. Several other local bike shops and outdoor retailers including Wahoo, ENVE, SRAM, Specialized, Salsa, and many more will also be onsite to provide mechanical support, share industry knowledge, host games and provide giveaways for participants.”
“On Sunday mid-morning, October 23, there will be an optional casual 25-mile waterfall/winery gravel ride to Grinders Switch Winery. The Winery provided snacks and drinks and a large bonfire for participants last year. Families gathered around the bonfire for fellowship and roasting of marshmallows, which was a big hit with the children and families in attendance. Several of the cyclists enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with a glass of delicious wine with friends. This year they plan to offer the same support, with the addition of the HauteWheels Rolling Sandwich Co. food truck onsite for a tasty lunch option that pairs well with a glass of vino!”
“The routes will be fully supported with rest stops that include food and drink and a restroom. The Nashville Amateur Radio Club will provide SAG (support and gear) along the route, maintaining communication with the cyclists and the campground volunteers. The Hickman County EMA and Coble Fire Department will provide a FEMA trailer of restrooms and emergency support at the event. This year, ShowerUp Nashville will be providing complimentary showers for the participants! The event will conclude with finisher awards and door prizes.”
“They invite you to come on out and camp for the entire weekend and enjoy some of Hickman’s finest champagne gravel and chert roads with the entire family! Register here: www.bikereg.com/GravelRevial2022. Registration includes entry, event t-shirt, and cool swag, cheap camping, a post-ride meal and beverage, door prizes, and a weekend of fun!”
“Event Sponsors include: We Live Here TN- Keller Williams Realty, Country Road Cycling, Piney River Resort, Stratton Exteriors, and Belcher, Sykes, Harrington PLLC. Several other Event Partners have helped to make this event possible including local Breweries – Bearded Iris, Founders Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery and Walker Brothers. “If you are interested in sponsoring this event to gain exposure for your business, contact their Event Coordinator [email protected] to learn more. There is still time to sponsor this unique gravel festival!”
“MOAB Bike Shop supports youth cycling and other cycling initiatives throughout the year to encourage more people out on bikes, so funds raised will help to provide ongoing support to the cycling community.” More information about this event can be found at: www.gravelrevival.com, on their Facebook or Instagram.