"Grinduro is always one of my favorite weekends of the year and probably one of the best bike races on the planet. It’s the perfect combination of actual racing and hanging out and shredding bikes with all my friends.
"Events like Grinduro truly embrace what riding bikes can be for all of us! From fixed gears to Aero bars flat paddles to disc brakes And everything in between! The bikes are a reflection of the incredible people you meet at an event like this from first timers to seasoned pros!
...Grinduro makes me so stoked on riding bikes, it brings back what riding truly should be “FUN”
Ps: I can’t forget to mention the fresh and salty French-fries at rest stop #3 amazing!!"
"A really awesome event with cool people and vibes"
"Grinduro is not a typical gravel race. There is a heavy emphasis on shenanigans, food, and riding with friends. Other gravel events often make riders choose between these things or racing by timing the course from start to finish.""
The Bikes We Rode for Grinduro PA
"That was a blast! Thanks Grinduro for an awesome weekend in Shasta.
What a course. Such a great mix of super fast single track, smooth tarmac and rocky gravel, including that ‘hike a bike’ climb. Luckily I didn’t need to hike too much. Oh and there were also some pretty stunning views and all around awesome vibes."
"Grinduro Wales in the bag. Rain, sun, mud, sweat, amazing trails and views made for an epic day out."
"...riding bone dry California singletrack under azure blue skies was proving to be quite a sensory overload. Literally around every corner was something even more amazing – smooth flowy singletrack led to a techy rock garden, which was followed by a bermed descent through ancient Redwood trees. It was hard to compute just how good the riding was, less than 10 minutes ride from the centre of the nearby settlement of Mount Shasta.
Gravel Union ride Grinduro California 2022
“Gravel grinding meets enduro in your new favorite bike race… Grinduro aims to be the most fun you can have on 700c wheels.”
“The post-race festival, with live music, fires, s’mores, and lots of tired cyclists, was arguably the best part of the day.”
“Think of the Grinduro as a soulful gran fondo for mountain bikers on hardtails and gravel-grinding nuts on cross bikes.”
“I liked the Grinduro because it was fuckin’ cool. I got to camp out, shred bikes, and rock and roll. It was like hipster fantasy camp.”
“This exact lifestyle is fresh, fun, and badass, meeting the Zeitgeist of the new generation of cyclists we want to embrace with our new publication, GRAN FONDO MAGAZINE”
“I need to make it back out to the Grinduro and redeem myself, I was very ill prepared, but had loads of fun. The unique format of the event was awesome, its the perfect mix between party and difficult.”
“I fucking loved the atmosphere, camping, partying, good vibes all around.”
“Grinduro incorporated all the reasons I love riding bikes – friends, racing, beautiful scenery, awesome trails/roads, and lots of good food and laughs. I went there for the experience and the camaraderie, but I left with so much more.”
“Grinduro is a ridiculous event. Nothing about it makes sense. Other than having Mike Watt rock the Plumas County Fairgrounds. Thanks for blowing it, Giro. I’ll be back and y’all better not screw it up again.”
“All of my wildest bike racing dreams came true at Grinduro.”
“The event weekend — which resembled the 1990s mountain bike scene with camping, fairgrounds, fires, beer, and spirited stories — brought together an assortment of racers from all ends of the cycling spectrum… With four timed segments as diverse as the crowd who showed up to battle, the race was anyone’s to win.”
“Grinduro is like no other cycling event out there! There really is something for everyone. I will definitely be going back next year for the weekend long party, fabulous people and the celebration of riding our bikes!”
“If I were to design the perfect weekend from the ground up, the Grinduro would pretty much be it. What is this weird enduro style cyclocross event with beer stops and fairground camping? Who cares. They nailed it.”
“Join the party filled with two-wheeled adventures, live music, high-fives a plenty and good food and beer! Cool off at the swimming hole for some proper maxin’ and relaxin’. Mark your calendars as this event is one you don’t want to miss!”
“Comradery you don’t get in the bike park enduros of today…”
“Grinduro perfectly blends the best of gravel racing, enduro, and a gran fondo into a format that puts fun and camaraderie in first place.”