Grinduro, brought to life by founding sponsor Giro Sport Design, has drawn the curtain on a hugely successful 2019 season with the support of global partners Fabric, Maxxis, and Rapha. For 2020, Grinduro’s growth will continue, with six events planned between June and December. Riders around the globe will get to indulge their party-to-race ratios with individual events hosted by world renowned bike brands and supported by Giro and global partners.
Most noteworthy, four of Grinduro’s six events will be at new venues in 2020, including the flagship California event, which will move from Quincy to Mt. Shasta. “I love seeing the same faces year-after-year on the course, but the real magic is in bringing Grinduro to new audiences,” said Giro Marketing Director Dain Zaffke.
2020 Locations and dates:
Japan, 6th June 2020
Switzerland, 27th June 2020
Wales, 25th July 2020
Canada, 29th August 2020
California, 19th September 2020
Australia, 5th December 2020
Each Grinduro event will continue to highlight Grinduro’s magic formula – a combination of gravel road race and mountain bike-style enduro over the course of a single long loop of pavement, gravel, and dirt, with finishing times based on four short timed segments (each roughly 7 - 12 minutes). As a testament to both the diverse riding skills required and the level of competition, past editions have been won by former professional downhill racers, pro road racers and current cyclocross pros.
But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration 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. Stay tuned to www.grinduro.com for updates on the 2020 event series.
Grinduro isn’t just about good times and great rides, though. The events also benefit several non-profit organizations. Over the past five years, Grinduro has raised nearly USD $500,000 for organisations ranging from Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship to the Arran Trust. Grinduro’s Japanese promoters also supplied commercial and logistical support in the post-typhoon clean up within the Grinduro Japan host city, Liyama, Nagano Prefecture.
More detailed information about the 2020 Grinduro events coming soon.