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Hellhole Gravel Grind Stage Race and 1-Day Race & Ride

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - September 27 @ 6:00 pm

$80.00 – $150.00
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The Hellhole Gravel Grind features a weekend of gravel and offers multiple events geared toward riders of all abilities held entirely within the confines of the Francis Marion National Forest near Charleston, SC. 


The pinnacle event, a three-day stage, is the first and longest running gravel stage race in the United States.  Featuring nearly 150 miles of gravel, the race begins with a one-of-a-kind night-time prologue showcasing competitors under the twilight of the forest canopy.  The weekend also features 42 and 75-mile gravel fondo options for those inclined.

Despite being pancake flat, this unique event will test riders’ physical and mental toughness.  The hundreds of miles roads of the Francis Marion are mostly hard-packed gravel, with some grassy doubletrack, Roubaix-rated trail sections along the Palmetto Trail and megafauna such as bear, snakes, boar (and chupacabra…).

The event is promoted by Mt. Pleasant Velo and has been featured in Cyclocross Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, Mens Journal, and Gravel Cyclist.  The event is quickly becoming a marquee gravel event and should be on any gravel enthusiast’s bucket list!Questions:        E-mail:

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Please visit  for more information, rules and to download the Racer’s Hellhole Event Guide.

The Hellhole Gravel Grind is being held under a special use permit issued by the Francis Marion National Forest.


September 25 @ 6:00 pm
September 27 @ 6:00 pm
$80.00 – $150.00
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Witherbee Ranger Station
2421 Witherbee Road
Cordesville, SC 29434 United States
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