For the fourth year running, riders will make the pilgrimage to Grinduro, the seminal mixed-terrain event where having a good time at the party is just as important as going fast in the race. 2018 will see a return to two classic venues: on July 14 to the Isle of Arran in Scotland, and on September 29 to Quincy, California, where Grinduro was born. With live music, a hand-made bicycle and art show, and a demanding course that combines pavement, fire roads, and singletrack, Grinduro brings all types of riders together for a weekend in the spectacular scenery. Registration will open at www.grinduro.com on 9am PST 2 January 2018 for Grinduro Scotland and 8pm 22 April 2018 for Grinduro Quincy.
Grinduro is a combination of gravel road race and mountain bike-style enduro: one long loop of pavement, gravel, and dirt, where finishing times are based on four timed segments (each roughly five-to-seven minutes). As a testament to both the diverse riding skills required and the level of competition, past champions have included current cross-country pro Katerina Nash and former downhill professional Duncan Riffle, both of whom rode cyclocross bikes for their wins. But Grinduro is not just a bike …read more