On the outside this might appear to be just a bike race, well it isn’t. Not at all and not by a long shot this is the Grinduro. Part Mountain bike race, and part Gravel road race. Organized into different timed areas this race is hard and intense. With trails and raceways all over the countryside set up over 60 miles, itis not at all for the faint of heart.
Professional cyclists the world over have come to this event and spoken about how they were ill prepared for what was in store for them. Since the overall time does not matter for this style of the race it is a lot more social and you will be able to rub elbows, literally, with some of the greats in cycling. So pros and joes alike are able to enjoy each others company during this stoic race.
Now when they say it is not just a race, what they actually mean is that is more of a celebration for cyclists. It serves as a meeting point for people who enjoy the same sport to come together and have a good time. There will be food, music, and fun for all during this multi-day event.
So grab your shorts, tire pump and fill up those water bottles. Its 63 miles and 8,000 feet of elevation climb. So if you are attending you need to be in shape and ready to roll. Now it is not meant to be a sufferfest, with 4 legs of the race being timed individually. So everyone can compete and enjoy!
‘Part Mountain Bike race, part festival = 100% a good time’
The festival and race are set to last for 3 days, and you need to register for this event if you plan on going as a cyclist. So make sure you sign up and get your ducks in a row early after all this is a race and you don’t want to be left in the dust before you even make it the starting line!
The race starts off in Quincy, California and heads up into the surrounding hills.
You are going to need to secure your own transportation to attend the event, it is a bike race so you are going to be mostly on your bike for that part and then set up in your camp for the rest.
You will have plenty of Hotel options, however, you are going to want to camp to honestly get the best experience. It is a cyclist festival, go make new friends!
There is an abundance of outdoor recreation in the area including fishing, hiking, camping, and of course mountain biking.
The Dates Grinduro California is set for the 28th through the 30th of September 2018
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