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Gravel Race

La Gravilla

Friday, April 21, 2023

This isn’t your typical gravel race — this is flowy singletrack, wide-open fire roads and all the natural beauty of the Fort Ord National Monument. This is La Gravilla. 

From a gnarly climb at the start, racers navigate rolling roads, sandy climbs and rocky pinch points across 65 miles. Test your gravelly grit and elevate yourself to new levels of endurance at this one-of-a-kind off-road event. La Gravilla is categorized by ability and age classes, and we offer Para and Non-binary categories.

Top-three finishers in each category receive medals, and winners receive a custom jersey. All La Gravilla riders will receive: 

  • Fully supported race course 
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Complimentary four-day festival pass 
  • Complimentary post-race showers 
  • Secure bag drop – details below
  • Secure bike valet 
  • Fully catered buffet lunch (10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday – Sunday)
  • Complimentary Sierra Nevada beer 
  • Exclusive access to the Casa Amigos Rider Lounge*

*All La Gravilla riders receive access to the Casa Amigos Rider Lounge — an elevated post-race athlete experience complete with showers, catered lunch and swapping race highlights and stories with other riders. 

Prize Purse

Gravel Prize Purse1st2nd3rd4th5th
Elite Men$500$400$300$150$150
Elite Women$500$400$300$150$150

What's Included

Race Registration includes:

  • Fully supported race course 
  • Complimentary parking 
  • Complimentary 4-day Festival Pass 
  • Complimentary post-ride showers 
  • Secure bag drop 
  • Secure bike valet 
  • Fully catered buffet lunch (10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday)
  • Complimentary Sierra Nevada beer 
  • Exclusive access to the Casa Amigos Rider Lounge 

Medals awarded to the top three finishers in each category, and race winners receive a custom jersey.


Pre-Event Course Talks

Zoom Course Talks Previously Recorded:

March 8: Fuego XL/XC and Fuego SHORT – Watch here and use code N6mbRh*S
April 4: Gravity Events: Downhill, Dual Slalom and Enduro – Watch here and use Passcode: G#5*fG6N
April 10: Athlete parking, race number pick-up, General Q& A – Watch here and use Passcode: 7=MV!h6S

In-person/on-site Course Talk at Casa Amigos
Thursday April 20 – 7pm PST – Final routes, how best to prepare for your event plus Q&A on all events

Start List

CLICK HERE to view the start list. This list is updated each week on Monday.

Have Questions? Contact:

Course Map

IMPORTANT! La Gravilla is challenging – on a gravel bike with 40-42mm high volume tires, minimally, or on an MTB bike with 2.2″ full on knobbies. Rain has impacted the route with ruts, that some places run parallel on the trail tread. 
The start location is the Sea Otter Bridge. Here is how to get to the start/finish: See the FESTIVAL MAP.

This route can be downloaded in the following formats: GPX, KML, TCX, FIT, JPG, GIF, PNG or PDF.

Bag Drop

LIMITED GEAR BAG DROP is available! New in 2023, the event will transport athlete -provided gear bag to the on-course aid station at mile 12.  Additional nutrition, water, and any mechanical parts and pieces are acceptable for your gear bag – size of bag is limited to 2′ x 2′, and must be labeled with you BIB number. One (1) bag limit per athlete.
Transport will be from the start/finish at 8:30 a.m  and return of your bag following the race (4pm) will be the Bike Valet location.
As a reminder, the second designated location is within 100 yards of start/finish on the track. Athlete-supplied gear bags are allowed in that location as well, and must be placed prior to race start.

Registration Info

Online registration opened November 1, 2022. Onsite registration at the event starts on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at noon. Event registration closes at 6:00 p.m. the day prior to the scheduled event. If you have pre-registered, you can pick up your event number on event day – up to 30 minutes prior to event start time. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION. 

Registered athletes must pick up your race number in person (must have current, valid PHOTO ID). Pick up your race packet, complimentary 4-day Festival Pass, and purchase event merchandise at Athlete Registration.

Packet Pick-up hours

  • Wednesday noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (Pre-registered athlete packet pick-up only. No Registrations.)

Riders that have already registered online can pick-up their packets the same day as their race

Switch Categories

Email with any inquiries. 


No refunds or transfers of race registration.

Athletes are allowed to defer entry into the following year. This requires payment of a deferral fee equal to 40% of the original paid entry fee. A race entry can only be deferred one time and only to the following year’s event. Deferrals must be completed no later than Sunday, April 16, 2023. Contact for information. 

If you choose to defer and you have purchased retail items during registration, please note the following. Retail purchases can be refunded if you selected to “Pickup” at the venue. Purchases completed as “Ship” cannot be refunded.  Retail purchases will not carry over in a deferred entry.   

All Sea Otter participants will be required to submit a release waiver and assumption of risk form. Save time in line by completing them in advance. All Sea Otter participants are required to wear an approved helmet- no exceptions. USA Cycling Helmet Policy

BLM Requirements

The Fort Ord National Monument is open to visitors during Sea Otter. Riders need to adhere to trail rules and passing speed limits when passing a rider going in the opposite direction.  Passing speed limits during the tours (5 mph on single-track and 10 mph on roads) will be enforced.

Learn more here

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