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:

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 
Hammer Nutrition 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  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.  

North High Brewing Co.
Driven by a passion for the art and science of brewing, North High strives to have fun while providing their community with great beers, unique experiences, and a love of craft beer. Recently celebrating 5 years of brewing award-winning beer, North High distributes their beer throughout the state of Ohio in package and draft. The taproom is located in the heart of the Short North and features over 25 unique North High brews.  www.northhighbrewing.com

Lauf Having spent the last few years studying gravel bikes and gravel riding, in a way, the Lauf True Grit gravel bike is something that “just happened”. In the beginning, it was a question of “How our Lauf forks could best complement gravel bikes?”. That question soon developed into “What are the optimal parameters for our forks and gravel bikes to work together?”. Which then eventually became “What would be the ultimate gravel bike?”. In the end, we simply couldn't resist making the gravel bike of our dreams.  www.laufforks.com

Mohican Wilderness Campground    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".  www.mohicanwilderness.com


Paradise Garage is a friendly, full-service bike shop offering the best in recreational, road and mtb as well as complete tuneup options.  www.paradisegarage.com

At Velocity, our mission is to provide you with wheels, rims, and accessories that allow you to enjoy your bicycle to its fullest extent.  To us, that means providing incredibly durable yet performance oriented equipment that can be customized to your tastes and desires.  www.velocityusa.com

All 1UP USA products are designed and built with one goal in mind-to make your cycling life better. We combine superior materials and craftsmanship with a keen understanding of what you need and expect from your gear. The result is reliable, rugged, no-hassle goods for transporting your bikes. Just choose your adventure and enjoy the ride.  www.1up-usa.com

IMBA’s National Mountain Bike Patrol (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.  www.imba.com

Ares Sportswear  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.  www.areswear.com

At City Barbeque,  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.  www.citybbq.com