Grinduro announces 2018 dates

Iconic cycling event returns to Scotland and California

News
Grinduro 2018

Photo courtesy Grinduro/Colin Meagher

In its fourth year, the mixed-terrain Grinduro event will see a return to two classic venues in 2018. On July 14, it’s off to the Isle of Arran in Scotland, and on September 29, riders will head 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 of fun. Registration will open at www.grinduro.com on 9am PST January 2 for Grinduro Scotland, and 8pm April 22 for Grinduro Quincy.

Grinduro 2018

Photo courtesy Grinduro/Robin O’Neill

“Last year was our first venture abroad with Grinduro and the enthusiasm from Scottish attendees easily matched that at our signature Quincy event, which sold out in 12 hours,” said Melanie Garrido, Giro marketing manager. “Our festival area with music, art, and hand-made bikes will expand at both events this year and we’ve added very limited expo areas for brands who understand the importance of the proper race-to-party ratio.”

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).

Grinduro 2018

Photo courtesy Grinduro/Colin Meagher

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 race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as on the ride, with excellent food, an impressive display of art and incredible handmade bikes, live music, camping, and a festival atmosphere.

Grinduro 2018

Photo courtesy Grinduro/Colin Meagher

For more info head to grinduro.com.

About the author: RoadBikeReview

RoadBikeReview.com is an online community of cyclists who share a passion for the sport. Visitors of the site regularly purchase gear to upgrade their bikes, share inspiring photos of rides, and keep up to date with the latest industry and technology news. Which products perform best? Where to buy them? Where to ride? How to ride better? Cyclists come to RoadBikeReview.com for the answers.


Related Articles


NOTE: There are two ways to comment on our articles: Facebook or Wordpress. Facebook uses your real name and can be posted on your wall while Wordpress uses our login system. Feel free to use either one.

Facebook Comments:



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*