USA epic dirty event organizer Life Time Fitness is adding a new ‘Rad event to their already impressive list of gravel races. On 2 October 2021 Colorado’s Rad Dirt Fest will join Leadville, UNBOUND (Dirty Kanza), Big Sugar NWA Gravel and Crusher in the Tushar as one of the biggest gravel “festival” races in the USA.

Trinidad, Colorado in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the Colorado-New Mexico boarder will host the multi-day festival. Competitive events include 38, 90 and a jaw-dropping 165 mile gravel races in addition to 50km and half marathon foot races. With 11,000 feet of climbing the 165 mile race is sure to attract a high caliber Pro-graveleur field to race on “an untouched plethora of gravel unlike any other.”

Rad Dirt Fest registration opens 13 April and like Life Time’s other events is likely to sell out fast.

The races will start in finish on the red brick streets of historic downtown Trinidad and if you want to make it a double gravel race weekend plan to ride the Grit Nine-O high up in the mountain town of La Veta on Sunday. Registration for Grit Nine-O is limited to 500 riders so register early if you want to double up.

October gravel racing high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains…it’s sure to be Gritty n’ Rad.

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