GLOBAL GRAVEL SERIES CONTINUES TO GROW WITH A VISIT TO FRANCE, PLUS EVENTS IN CALIFORNIA, PENNSYLVANIA, GERMANY, ITALY, AND JAPAN.
“Following a successful 2023 season, Grinduro, the seminal mixed-terrain event where having a good time at the party is just as important as going fast in the race, has announced an all-new location to expand the roster of events for 2024. Grinduro will visit the Vosges region of France over the weekend of June 28-30. Presenting global sponsor Shimano returns, supporting the Grinduro ethos of the “Perfect Party-to-Race Ratio.””
“At Shimano, we are thrilled to be partnering with Grinduro.” Said Erik van Kooten, Category Marketing Manager at Shimano. “They champion a global community spirit with a festive yet competitive energy at the events, aligning perfectly with our favorite aspects of gravel riding. We see gravel riding as a great equalizer and unifier, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone at more Grinduro events this year.”
“The six-event series kicks off in Germany in May, before heading out to Pennsylvania for the first of two visits to the United States. Then, it’s over to France for that fresh new stop, followed by California, Italy, and the season finale in Japan.”
“Grinduro launched in California in 2015, presenting riders with one of the most unique racing formats that gravel has to offer. The event combines the chill vibes of a gravel grinder with the best elements of a mountain bike enduro—where finishing times aren’t based on overall time, but on four short, timed segments over an all-day adventure route.”
“As a testament to both the diverse riding skills required and the level of competition, past editions have been won by former professional downhill racers, pro road racers and current cyclocross pros. But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as on the ride, with excellent food, an impressive display of art and bikes, live music, camping, and a festival atmosphere.”
Dates and Locations for Grinduro in 2024
- Grinduro Germany, Date: May 24-26
- Grinduro Pennsylvania, Date: June 7-9
- Grinduro France, Date: June 28-30
- Grinduro California, Date: August 9-11
- Grinduro Italy, Date: September 27-29
- Grinduro Japan, Date: October 18-20
JOM’s 2019 Grinduro California Experience Video
“Entries for the USA and Europe open on December 1st with Japan ticket sales launching on January 31st. Grinduro events are family-friendly, and anyone—regardless of fitness level or familiarity with gravel riding— can enjoy the ride and the festivities.”
For more information on the event’s format, rules, camping accommodations, and more, visit Grinduro’s Website.