Pete Stetina racing unbound 2021


Meet a handful of the Shimano men and women gearing up for the Life Time Grand Prix – a collection of six high-profile gravel and mountain bike races that make up the biggest offroad series in the USA this year. The LTGP brings together big names from each corner of the cycling world to the same start line to compete for a quarter-million dollars in prize money, split equally between men and women.

The Schedule

  • Sea Otter Marathon MTB (April 9)
  • Unbound 200 Gravel, Emporia Kansas (April 22)
  • Crusher in the Tushar Gravel, Beaver, Utah (July 9)
  • Leadville Trail 100 MTB, Leadville, Colorado (August 13)
  • MTB Fest Marathon MTB, Cable, Wisconsin (September 17)
  • Big Sugar Gravel, Bentonville, Arkansas, (Oct 22)


Amanda Naumen racing unbound


Shimano’s Stellar Women’s Lineup To Watch

With an incredibly strong women’s field lining up to compete across the LTGP’s six events, Shimano has a stacked roster with some of the biggest names in offroad and on-road racing to date. The lineup includes a wild range of rider backgrounds, including a world champion time trialist, Ironman powerhouse, and plenty of dirt-focused racers ready to throw down at the first event at Sea Otter. Here are some names to watch:




Shimano’s Brings Power to Men’s Field at the Life Time Grand Prix

The biggest names in gravel and endurance mountain biking will be going head-to-head this season at the six Life Time Grand Prix events across the country. Shimano's athletes represent some of the fastest, most technically savvy, and most experienced racers on the circuit, and they are the men to watch this season. 



Gravel racing


More Shimano Supported Riders to Watch 

Erin Huck

Hannah Shell

Kaysee Armstrong

Kristen Legan


Alexey Vermeulen

Bradyn Lange

Russell Finsterwald

Steven Davoust

Joshua Berry