Grinduro Japan



OCTOBER 18 – 20 2024

Stoked? We are! Grinduro returns to Japan in 2024! We’re looking forward to hitting some new trails in the hills surrounding Minakami and share the Grinduro party vibes once again!

The unique format of Grinduro combines the best elements of a mountain bike enduro with a gravel grinder-style road race. Festivities include three days of epic riding, an impressive display of art and music, excellent food, great people and camping!

Event Details

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Canyons in Minakami has a long history with adventure seeking types as do our partners, MTB Japan. In fact they are snowboarding legends and rafting gods and can handle a bike too. Cool thing is, they all love a good vibe and Grinduro fits right in with this. Music, food, good times are guaranteed, the rest is up to you to bring your crew, your smile and relax.



The Grinduro and Grindurito courses are going to be RAD. We’ll have course maps and GPX routes for both courses available here as we get closer to the event. The Grinduro course takes you on an unforgettable tour of Minakami's incredible dirt roads and singletrack. You’ll experience everything from rough remote gravel roads to smooth swoopy singletrack blanketed in dreamy brown pow.
All along the way, you’ll be struck with awe thanks to massive views of Japan's alpine mountain range. Guaranteed, there will be more 'grammable moments than you’ll know what to do with!

Race Categories

Race Categories

There's a race category for everyone at Grinduro!

If the full distance sounds like a little too much to chew, or you just want a taste of the Grinduro! experience, then there is always the Grindurito! A fun, non-competitive half-distance ride (not timed/scored) and the same great party finish.

For more info, visit the link below.
More Info: Race Categories

Event Schedule

2024 Event Schedule

As always, we'll deliver a party-to-race ratio like only Grinduro can. We'll publish the schedule nearer to the event.



Upgrade to add a camp spot to your Grinduro entry and sleep within close proximity to the main Grinduro arena at Canyons Japan.

2024's edition of Grinduro Japan will feature a more inclusive camping location, integrated with the Grinduro arena.

Looking for more comfort? Visit Canyons Glamping for swanky camp style luxuary!
Canyons - Minakami Glamping



Grinduro Japan 2024 in Minakami will partner with one of the coolest outdoor focused music and art festivals : M Festival.

With entry to the 3-Day festival included as part of your ticket, Grinduro riders can party before, mid and after the race to some of the best international and local bands and DJ's. Vibes will be high, the party next level. Don't miss this chance and entries are limited to 500 riders.
M Festival

Excellent Food

Excellent Food

We believe that bike riders’ health, attitude and performance is directly related to the foods that they eat, so we have amazing food planned for the weekend.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for all Grinduro and Grindurito racers on Saturday.



You can ride any type of bicycle, although we recommend a gravel bike or hardtail MTB. The ultimate setup is probably a gravel bike with fast-rolling 40c tubeless tires and a 1x12-speed crank set... We prefer Shimano GRX. Be prepared with at least two extra tubes, a multi-tool and mini-pump.

There will be feed zones, but smart riders will be self sufficient and bring at least two water bottles and their favourite nutritional supplies. And don’t take to the start line without a helmet on!



There will be lots of fun volunteer opportunities available, including course marshals, packet pickup assistance, aid station support, podium helpers and much, much more. Grinduro wouldn’t happen without the help of all you amazing volunteers out there, so THANKS!

You will help us out on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If you want help out at Grinduro Japan, please email us for more information.

The Terms and Conditions detailed apply to all entrants participating in Grinduro. Completion of an entry form or purchase of an entry by every participant acknowledges acceptance of these Terms and Conditions by the participant.




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