Our Sponsors

Our sponsors make the world go round.  These local businesses have jumped in with both feet to help make our first Opal Wapoo Gravel Grinder a success.  We are just getting started - more sponsors will join the party soon.


willow spring mercantile (excelsior Springs, mo)

Willow Spring Mercantile is a bistro restaurant and gift shop that boasts the state's largest selection of Missouri wines, craft beers, and distilled spirits.  Owners Jim and Daphne Bowman have created the busiest weekend lunch spot and you can't miss their once-a-month wine dinners.  We are excited to partner with them to provide a bite or two at the finish line.


Hammer Nutrition

Hammer Nutrition Endurance Fuels has provided fuels and supplements to the endurance athlete since 1987.  Hammer Nutrition will provide goodie bags for all racers as well as Hammer Heed sports drink at aid stations during the race.


chamois butt'r

Chamois Butt’r® was developed in 1988 by physical therapist and cyclist Steve Mathews, in collaboration with pro cyclists, physicians and chemists. Since then, Chamois Butt’r® has continued to evolve and is now available in most US bicycle retailers and is distributed internationally.


dubious claims brewing company (excelsior springs, mo)

Dubious Claims Brewing Company is one of the most highly anticipated businesses to join the scene in Excelsior Springs.  Opening in Spring 2018, the microbrewery.  You will want to grab a tasty beer (or two) while in town and help us support this new business and welcome them to town!