G3: Greenville Gravel Grinder



Join us for a fun-packed weekend with lots of gravel grinding, live entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. In conjunction with the Cotton Patch Challenge, we are proud to host the 2nd annual G3: Greenville Gravel Grinder.


The G3: Greenville Gravel Grinder is a self-supported gravel bike ride, held in conjunction with and cooperation of the 23rd annual Cotton Patch Challenge. For 2019, there are two route options to choose from: a 50k Route, ranging from 31 to 35 miles, and a more challenging 100k Route, ranging from 60 to 70 miles. Both routes take you on a variety of surfaces, from gravel to dirt, with a few sections of paved roads. Each starts and finishes in historic downtown Greenville, where there will be lots of other activities to enjoy. One of the highlights of the 100k route is a section along the NETT (Northeast Texas Trail). In fact, the whole Gravel Grinder event is put on as a fundraiser to help raise funds for the trail!

LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS and FURTHER DETAILS can be found on our Facebook Event Page.

Each rider will receive a pair of custom Bell's / G3 cycling socks, a Cotton Patch Challenge T-Shirt , a complimentary fruit smoothie and 1 serving of Bell’s Premium Craft Beer, along with a 16oz. Commemorative Stadium Cup. Socks and shirts are guaranteed only for the first 200 riders to register.


Check-in & Walk-up Registration will open at 7am on Saturday morning. Because we have different swag bags, there will be No Early Packet Pick-up. ALL G3 riders should look for the Bell's Canopy / Tent just outside of Landon's Winery on the day of the event. We'll have your t-shirts, socks, cups, and swag bags there.


Along with the G3 and the Cotton Patch Challenge, the City of Greenville will be hosting the very first Lee Street Jamboree! So, between all of the varied events going on, there's gonna be lots for the whole family to enjoy... including a BBQ Cooking Contest, a Battle of the Bands, various Kids Activities and vendors, a Downtown Scavenger Hunt, and a different concert on Friday and Saturday night.


*Early registration price extended thru 9/20*

Cost (if registered by Sept. 20): $40

Cost (if registered day of event): $45

*All proceeds go to benefit the NE Texas Trail.*