Steamboat Gravel Course, Training, and Equipment

Coach Frank shares his Steamboat Gravel riding, racing, and training experience. From pacing and training to equipment and course conditions, this training tip and podcast breaks down everything you need to know about key preparation for this event. We cover:

  • The 3 "tricky" sections of the course and important notes about road conditions and climbs/descents
  • What equipment to run: shoes/pedals, tires, and hydration and food systems
  • Training: what specific training protocols to be done in this final block before August 18th
  • Why Foundation Training will be a key factor: 

Race Simulation:
Mid-Week Interval Workout: SBTG Ramps, 2 x 10 minutes:

For more info on SBTGRVL, check out and their YouTube channel for some course clips:

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About Frank Overton

Frank founded FasCat Coaching in 2002 and has been a full time cycling coach since 2004. His educational background includes a Masters degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University, pre-med from Hampden-Sydney College. Frank raced at a professional level on the road and mountain bike and currently competes as a "masters" level gravel and cyclocrosser. Professionally Frank comes from medical school spinal cord research and molecular biotechnology. However, to this day it is a dream come true for Frank to be able to help cyclists as a coach.

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