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400 million years ago, like a big hunk of gravel racing to Earth from the confines of space, a meteorite hit the Canadian Shield and its Laurentian massif here in Charlevoix. It is this phenomenal shock that created the breathtaking landscapes and rugged terrain that make the Charlevoix region famous, and a place that delights (or tortures) cyclists.

It is thus no surprise that Cycles Devinci chose Saint-Urbain-de-Charlevoix, in the heart of this prolific crater, to host such a wild event as Grinduro Canada. But what exactly is a Grinduro? It’s a combo of a gravel grinder road race and an enduro: one long loop on all kinds of terrain, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but four timed segments.

But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride. A real Big Bang for cyclists to revolutionize the bike world: a gravel grinder with excellent food, art, live music, camping, fresh air and loads of fun.

This will be one of the six stages of this global gravel bike series presented by Giro Sport Design, SRAM, Cycling Tips, Maxxis, Cycling Tips, and Devinci for the Canadian race.


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The new route for 2020 was designed by VéloCharlevoix’s forest riders, with Saint-Urbain at the start and finish: an “intra-crater” trip, orbiting through roughly 107 km of oscillating unevenness, with a 1800 m elevation gain. And for those who wants to give it a try, the Grindurito offers a shorter distance

    • Event HQ: Saint-Urbain
    • Elevation: 1800 m
    • Distance: 107km
    • Terrain: Oscillating unevenness
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