The Black Fork Gravel Grinder is organized by Black Fork LLC.   We couldn’t pull of such a great event without our awesome sponsors. 


The Black Fork Gravel Grinder is Sponsored by:

Kenda www.kendatire.com/en-us/ On the road, on the trail or on the racetrack, you can count on Kenda quality. Our tires are engineered for performance and value across a wide range of interests and applications. See why Kenda is the right choice. It's your move.

Hammer Nutrition www.hammernutrition.com is an endurance sports nutrition company founded in 1987 by Brian Frank. Hammer Nutrition provides unparalleled products, knowledge and service to health conscious athletes all over the world. Over the years the product line has grown from fuels & supplements to now include clothing, body care products, EMS units, accessories and more.

Ride On www.rideonwooster.com We love to bike—whether it’s on trails, on our scenic coun­try roads, or moun­tain bik­ing at Vulture’s Knob—it’s our pas­sion. We’d like for every­one to have the oppor­tu­nity to expe­ri­ence it. Nes­tled in historic down­town Wooster, Ohio, we are a fam­ily owned and oper­ated full line bicy­cle store.

Four String Brewery
 www.fourstringbrewing.com   Beer is a lifestyle. It’s ancient. Like music, it’s a passion that comes from thousands of years of ingrained thirst. How can it be better? How can I create something profound that will inspire others? (You’re starting to see where the passion becomes the art.) The Four String Brewery is hand-built by Dan Cochran.  No trust-fund, no safety net. It’s rock or perish. It’s about taking that chance and delivering the dream one glass at a time. Every sip, every growler that walks out the door had damn well better crush it.


Mohican Wilderness www.mohicanwilderness.com Mohican Wilderness is uniquely nestled in the beautiful Mohican valley along two miles of the Mohican River and conveniently located along Wally Road nine miles South of Loudonville.  We are surrounded by 600 acres of some of the most gorgeous scenery in Ohio.  Our doors are open to families and youth groups who wish to "Play by day and sleep at night".


IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol (NMBP) www.imba.com/nmbp consists of dedicated volunteers partnering with land mangers, landowners and emergency personnel to assist, educate and inform all trail users in order to enhance their recreational experience. The NMBP program consists of more than 50 volunteer bike  patrol groups and 600+ trained patrollers.

Ares Sportswear www.areswear.com has been in the screen-printing and embroidery business for more than 20 years. Owners Mike Leibrand and Mike Campbell went from being the only two employees screen-printing shirts in their apartment to managing 100 employees in 110,000 square feet of office and warehouse space, 16 sportswear catalogs and an e-commerce Web site. Ares now specializes in custom uniforms, warmups, sweats, bags, tees and more with screen-printing, embroidery and tackle twill.

At City Barbeque, www.citybbq.com we are 100% devoted to the craft of barbeque and have been since we started in 1999.  We refuse to cut corners or take any shorcuts.  All of our meats are smoked on-site at each restaurant, hand rubbed with spices, and take upwards of 18 hours to become pure barbeque perfection.