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Garmin UNBOUND Gravel XL Training Camp

March 25th, 2021-March 28th, 2021

The UNBOUND Gravel XL is hard, long, and Extra Large. This camp is about personal growth and self-challenge…with a whole lotta fun mixed in. Push your mind, body and spirit to the limit to help you prepare for the grueling 350 mile race. Your potential is boundless!

What's Included

 Entry into the 2021 UNBOUND Gravel XL event

  • 4 days of guided rides on sections of the UNBOUND Gravel XL course, led by some of the most amazingly talented and friendly gravel grinders around!
  • Professional mechanic support both on and off the bike
  • “Hot Topic” talks covering important UNBOUND Gravel XL survival info
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from locally sourced vendors
  • 2021 UNBOUND Gravel Cycling kit (bibs and jersey, $200+ value)
  • Great SWAG from top UNBOUND Gravel sponsors and other cool UNBOUND Gravel-branded gear
  • Local discounts at participating merchants
  • Lifetime friendships in addition to the satisfaction earned from putting in the work to achieve something great!


Camp Entry Fee

  Camp + Entry

  • $2,200 (includes entry into either the 2021 XL)
  •  Minimum $400 deposit required to reserve spot in camp. Deposit is non-refundable.

Camp Only

  • $1,000
  • Minimum $400 deposit required to reserve spot in camp. Deposit is non-refundable.


Join us in Emporia for packed weekend of great food, community, and saddle time!

What to Bring

This checklist comes directly from the UNBOUND Gravel XL Guide.

 Required Items:

  • Location tracking device (Garmin inReach, Spot Tracker, etc.) Cycling computer / GPS
  • Flashing red tail light Steady-beam front light Minimum of 2 liters of water
  • Basic food
  • Two spare inner tubes
  • Air pump or inflation system Cell phone
  • Debit card / cash

 Additional Items You Should Consider:

  • Back-up headlamp
  • CamelBak / hydration pack Rain jacket
  • Emergency blanket Puncture repair kit
  • Chain tool and other misc. tools First aid kit
  • Chamois Butt’r Chain lube Compass

Route Info

Training Camp will take in many of the same roads used for UNBOUND Gravel XL. You will have a great opportunity to test your mind, body, and machine on the rugged and remote Flint Hills gravel roads.

  • Saturday night ride! That’s right, we will gear up after dinner and launch for a 100+ mile journey through the night. It is an inevitable fact that you will face the darkness at the UNBOUND Gravel XL, best to have experienced it first right here at camp!
  • Total distances of over 200 miles in three days of riding
  • Complete route information will be released to camp attendees


Cancelation Policy

The deposit of $400 for camp is non-refundable. Final payment will be collected 30 days prior to the first day of camp. The balance is non-refundable within 30 days of camp. Camp must be paid in full in order to receive entry into the event. You can choose to defer your camp registration to the following year for a fee of $100. 


General overview of weekend. All times subject to change.

Thursday, March 25th

10:00 AM-5:00 PM Check In

10:00 AM-NOON Shop talk w/coaches

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Shake out ride

5:30 PM-7:00 AMDinner

7:00 PM-8:00 PM Nutrition

Friday, March 26th

6:45 AM-7:45 AM Load up prep

7:00 AM-8:00 AMDrive to Alma

8:00 AM-8:30 AM Prep for Ride: Alma/Park

8:30 AM-4:30 PM 75 Mile Ride:  Flint Hills!

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Lunch

5:30 PM-7:00 PM Dinner

7:00 PM-8:00 PM Bike & Body Prep

Saturday, March 27th

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM Ride Prep

7:45 AM – 8:00 AM Coach’s Talk

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM 50 Mile Ride: Flint Hills!

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM-2:30 PM Mechanics talk

2:30 PM-3:30 PM Q&A

5:30 PM – 7:00 PMDinner

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Prepare for night ride

7:45 PM-8:00 PM Coach talk

8:00 PM  Night Time Hundo Ride

Sunday, March 28th

6:00 AM Breakfast

Covid-19 Safety Measures

Things are indeed improving here locally in Emporia, KS. However, that doesn’t mean we can take a collective sigh of relief just yet. We all need to do our utmost to protect ourselves and keep those around us safe. To that end, we are confident that our camps will provide a safe opportunity to get back to doing what we love most, exploring the world on two wheels and pushing our boundaries!
From now until camp, please remain diligent in following all Covid-19 precautionary guidelines. We ask this not only for your safety but for the safety of all people that you will encounter before, during, and after your trip. Whether you are flying or driving into Emporia, maintain those 6 feet of social distancing with folks outside of your home, wash your hands, and continue to use masks whenever necessary!
Most of our time at camp will be spent in the open Flint Hills riding our bikes. We will be providing a buff to all camp athletes and ask that you wear a face covering whenever you cannot maintain appropriate social distancing, even when on the bike. We will be utilizing the Davis Theatre at the Emporia Arts Center for our dinners and talks. During these times, tables and seating will be spread according to social distancing guidelines. Masks will always be required indoors except when eating.
While the trends are good, we know not to rest on our laurels. We will be continually monitoring the situation with local health and civic leaders. If you have any questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out!


We will keep athletes updated as we receive new information about the local situation.

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