Two parts gravel GRIND, one part enDURO, one part road and three parts festival bike culture - Grinduro is more than a bike race, it’s a celebration of cycling. Featuring a unique format inspired by enduro mountain bike races, overall winners are determined by their cumulative times posted over four stages. Race segments compose only 17.5 miles of the 62-mile ride, providing plenty of opportunity for the 400-rider rolling party to partake in summit beers, safety meetings and lively conversation.

Conceived and largely organized by Giro Marketing Manager Dain Zaffke, with notable input from Joe Parkin, Grinduro was designed as the perfect challenge of cyclist and their machine of choice. Based out of the Plumas Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA, the route consists of dirt and gravel fire roads, two road portions, 8,000 feet of climbing, and a 3,000-foot singletrack descent to the finish. You know what they say, "it’s not a sufferfest if you’re with your friends." ;)

P.S. – If you’re riding the Mt. Hough trail in the Sierra Butte mountains and spy a 35mm disposable camera cast off the side of the trail, please contact us here at The Field Mag and you will be handsomely rewarded.

*Read our full recap in our Grinduro Feature and see what we wore in our Grinduro Gear Review.