Aug. 28, 2014, 3:29 p.m.

Grueling 50-Miler Gravel Grind Mountain Bike Race Lifts Southmountain Kids

The 2nd Annual Savage CX Gravel Grind put the strongest off-road mountain bikers to the test.  The two-day event sponsored by Blue Mountain Revival Productions August 22nd and 23rd gave youth several chances to get up close to extreme sporting.  

The agency was both a beneficiary of a charity fundraiser held during the event and a recipient also of generous participants who gave personal donations.  In all, over $450 dollars was gifted to help support residents in care.  Kids had the opportunity to meet the riders and to help run two rest stops along the 50 mile wilderness route.  A portion of the Blue Mountain Revival team also held a bike clinic where kids and families brought their bikes for free maintenance and repair.  We at Southmountain want to thank all the riders, sponsors, and donors for creating not only a challenging event, but also a fun-filled chance for the kids to be involved.  Better rest up and be sure to mark your calendars for next year as we look forward to the crowds and racers in 2015!