Gravel Road Race + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = Grinduro

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The fine folks at Giro Sport Design have come up with a novel concept for a bicycle race. The inaugural Grinduro draws influence from the two hottest disciplines in cycling right now: enduro racing from the mountain bike world; and gravel road racing from the roadie segment. The 60-mile loop starts in Quincy, California, and features 7,500 feet of climbing. Like enduro mountain bike racing, the winner is not the person with the best overall time for the loop. Instead, racers are measured by their time on four different segments throughout the course, which will demand participants be ‘well-rounded’ in their cycling skills.
In addition to the competition, pre- and post-race events for the two-day festival will ensure all participants have a good time. The organizers promise a fun-filled weekend of good food, art exhibits, camping, live music and more. We also suspect there will be beer.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, you might want to register now. Space is limited to 450 racers. The event goes down on October 10, and registration is open. Race entry is $200, and that gets you the gourmet breakfast, camping and live music…in addition to a fun and unique race.
Get stoked with this video preview of the event:

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