This was the year that Japan had hoped to welcome back Grinduro - the event that seamlessly blends epic gravel riding, stage racing and of course a legendary party. We had plans, we had dreams, but the pandemic has unfortunately put a stop to our hopes of returning to Madarao this November.
With the current risks, border closures and gathering restrictions now is the time to stay safe and stay local. We all need to do our bit to stop the spread and our top priority is keeping you and our community safe.
We know you will be as gutted and disappointed as we are, but we won’t let this stop us. We now look forward to 2022 and see this as an opportunity to make the event even better!
Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride, with excellent food, an impressive display of art and incredible handmade bikes, live music, camping and a festival atmosphere.
Rest assured, Grinduro will return to Japan in 2022 bigger, better and more epic. We’ve lined up the most spectacular gravel riding route in the Shin'ets Area, we have stunning local food for hungry racers to feast on, and we are planning a post event party to end all parties!