Gravel Triathlon Kicks Off in Colorado

Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon Brings Gravel Tri to Colorado

Longtime XTERRA event producer, Without Limits Productions have launched the Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon. The event will be on August 2, 2020 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Without Limits had the following to say about the event, “To say this brand-new race is “unique” would be an understatement! Limited to just 250 athletes, we’re excited to announce the first ever gravel triathlon to the Colorado triathlon landscape! This event is set at Stagecoach Reservoir, a quiet and picturesque lake just 15min south of Steamboat Springs, with camping options for the entire family.”

Stagecoach Reservoir
Stagecoach Reservoir
Photo – Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District

After teasing a new event over the past weeks, Without Limits announced the Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon via email today:

Many of you have seen the teasers on social media about a brand new triathlon, something unique, something never done before!  We’re excited to officially open registration for the Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon in Steamboat Springs this August 2nd!  

         Space is very limited, we’re capping our first year at just 250 athletes.  So grab your gravel bike, cyclocross bike, mountain bike, even your road bike with 25mm tires, but leave that triathlon bike and disc wheel at home for this adventure!  Please visit our website for all the details – CLICK HERE!  We hope you can join us for this one of a kind triathlon experience.

We’d also like to give a very special shout-out to Pete and Kathy Alfino of Mile High Multisport for all their local help crafting this event.  They’ve been supporting our mission since 2007 and run one of the top coaching companies around.  For more information please visit

Let’s celebrate different in 2020.

Lance and the Without Limits A-Team



Steamboat Colorado
Photo – Steamboat Chamber

Event Details

The event will consist of three event options: a gravel tri, a gravel aqua bike, and a SUP gravel tri.

According to Without Limits the events will be as follows:

Gravel Triathlon

The triathlon distance will be a .5 mile swim, 16 mile road and gravel bike ride through the rolling country-side, and a 4 mile run that’s out-an-back on a gravel path that hugs the lakeside!  See course maps for more details!

Gravel Aquabike 

*(Note: there’s a 1/2 mile of running)

Will feature the same .5 mile swim and 16 mile bike as the triathlon distance event.  Once athletes finish the bike they’ll transition to their running shoes for a .5 mile run to the finish line area on the other side of the lake.  We know, this is a bit more running than a traditional aquabike, but it’s due to the distance between the transition area and the finish line area.

Stand-Up Paddle-Board Option

This option is limited to just 30 stand-up paddle-boarders due to the limited space in the starting area!  Instead of a swim, you’ll simply start the race and complete the .5 mile swim course on your stand-up paddle-board. 

Please note: you must supply your own stand-up paddle-board.



Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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