Grinduro is sponsored by builders from the Meet Your Maker Tour, a cadre of Northern California’s finest independent “industry nerds.” You’ll find stunning creations on display from Black Cat Bicycles, Caletti Cycles, Falconer Cycles, Paul Components, Retrotec/Inglis, Steve Rex, Soulcraft and White Industries. This group creates some of the most spectacular handmade frames and components available.

These rolling works of art will be on display in the Exhibit Hall (Tulsa Building) on the Grinduro grounds. But the builders aren’t just going to be onsite representing their brands—they’ll be hosting a ride on Sunday morning. If you’re a fan of handmade bicycles and components, or just need to work out your hangover, this is your chance to meet and ride with the creators.


In addition to the Meet Your Maker bike and component exhibit, we’ll have work on display from some of our favorite artists, photographers and craftsmen including Geoff McFetridge, John Watson, Traugott Guitars, Strawfoot and Campbell Steers.

The Grinduro Exhibit Hall is basically a curated collection of our favorite, mostly-bike-related things. It’s two parts handmade bicycle display, one part art exhibit, one part independent craft fair and one part bike shop.


We believe that bike riders’ health, attitude and performance is directly related to the foods that they eat, so we put renowned chef, Chris DiMinno (from the Gourmet Century) in charge of breakfast, lunch and dinner on race day. If you’ve ever been to Clyde Common restaurant (in Portland, Oregon) or attended a Chris King Gourmet Century event, then you know what we’re talking about—DiMinno is one of the best chefs in the biz, and he’s an expert at feeding hungry bike racers. Don’t take our word for it, check out this menu:


  • Breakfast burritos with scrambled eggs, cheese, potatoes, homemade salsa and chorizo
  • Home made granola
  • Yogurt, almond milk, regular milk
  • Fresh fruit
  • Vegetarian quiches


  • BBQ pork sandwich with pickled onions
  • Grilled vegetable wrap with fresh cheese
  • Zucchini salad with pickled squash
  • Braised beans with dijon vinaigrette


  • Roasted chicken with lemon and peppers
  • Braised pork shoulder with apples and dijon
  • Bitter green salad with sherry vinaigrette, walnuts and goat cheese
  • Roasted fingerling potatoes with roasted garlic
  • Spicy braised greens

Saturday’s breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the cost of the Grinduro entry. If you’re racing and want to bring a date to dinner, you can purchase dinner tickets here. Please note that tickets must be purchased by October 9.

In addition to Chef DiMinno’s creations, we’ll have exceptional coffee from HoneyCo coffee roasting company, beer from Sierra Nevada and wine from GRIP and Dunn Vineyards. We’ll also have food trucks and catering onsite, including Pangea, a local restaurant offering grass fed, organic, locally grown food.


Grinduro will feature an all-star music lineup. Mike Watt and the Missingmen will be headlining, with Ray Barbee as the opening act, and DJ Coop to take the party into the late night. “Grinduro is going to be a righteous event and we’re happy to be a part of it,” said Mike Watt, legendary bass guitarist and front man of the Missingmen. “And you can bet we’ll be playing our hearts out that night.” We’re looking forward to the music as much as the racing.


Quincy, California, is located in the northwestern Sierra mountains. The closest major airport is Reno-Tahoe International, about 1.5 hours away. Bay Area residents should plan on a scenic, four-hour drive.


Grinduro is based in Quincy, California. Quincy is surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains. We like camping in the mountains, and we thought you’d probably enjoy it too. So we’re offering free camping to Grinduro racers onsite at the Grinduro grounds. The grounds have plenty of space for tent campers to spread out (it’s not the tent city you’ve seen at some events), and RVs are welcome too. We’ll have RV sites, with full hook ups, available for $35 per night.

Here is the schedule for setting up camp on Friday:
3-5pm: Vehicles can enter the camping spots to setup.
5pm: All vehicles must be out of the camping spots.
5-9pm: Shuttles will run from the parking lot to the camping spots.

Within the camping spots, no open fires are allowed. It will be cold at night, so plan accordingly. Propane stoves are allowed if you’d like to cook or make your own coffee, and showers are available onsite.


Join the inner circle of Grinduro staff by volunteering!

Grinduro volunteers receive the following perks for helping us pull this event together, all while having one helluva good time.

  • Free camping at the Grinduro grounds
  • Free event T-shirt
  • Free “GPS” patch (that’s Grinduro Planning Squad, for all of you outsiders).
  • Behind the scenes perspective

We need volunteers to help with the following:

  • Course Marshal – EMTs, experienced motorcycle riders, staffing for aid stations
  • Bike Check – valet at bicycle storage in Quincy
  • Traffic Control – Quincy

Tara Stone, 
Volunteer Coordinator, 
Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

Child Care

Rockin’ Nannies is joining the adventure this year to take the stress out of finding childcare while you race and relax at Grinduro!

Rockin’ Nannies will provide movies, snacks, games, crafts and care in a secure and safe environment. Your children will meet new friends and enjoy a few hours away from Mom and Dad while getting the highest quality care. Spaces are limited! Nanny service at Grinduro is held during event festivities on Saturday between 6am and 1am Sunday. Parents must pre-pay to make reservations.

Call Rockin’ Nannies today:
Rockin’ Nannies
Barbra Anne Schneider