Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Launches New Bike Race Saturday – The Grinduro Bike Challenge

Quincy Ca- On Saturday, October 10, 2015, the first ever Grinduro Bike Race will happen at the Quincy Fairgrounds.

The two-­day cycling event in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, organized by Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship and Giro Sport Design with SRAM, and Clif.  The event see 450 bike enthusiasts descend on Quincy, CA, for 2 days of fine food, camping, live music, bike valet service from Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, beer from Sierra Nevada Brewery, an art/bike show, and a new kind of competition that combines the best elements of a mountain bike enduro and a gravel road race.

The course is a serious affair (8,000-­feet of climbing in 60 miles), but the Grinduro isn’t meant to be a suffer fest. We’ve linked together some of our favorite Main_Map_1033x762roads in a quiet corner of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. The course features a mix of surfaces (smooth pavement, gravel and hard-­‐packed dirt) with two main climbs, one long valley and two world-­‐class descents. One descent includes a fast and flowy single­‐track trail. The other descent trends downhill for 30 miles!

With a Gran Fondo style mass start from Quincy, you’ll be pedaling out of town and up the first climb alongside your heroes and the pace will be conversational because overall time doesn’t matter, only the four timed segments.

The Grinduro segments (the exact sections will be shared on September 26) are designed to reward the best rounded of rouleurs.

  • Segment One is one mile of leg searing, punchy climbing
  • Segment Two is a wide-open, practice your tuck, high speed, non-­technical affair.
  • Segment Three is a flatout, five kilometer time trial on flat to rolling blacktop.
  • Segment Four is a section of the twisty, single-­track descent back into Quincy.

Race registration is now closed for this event but activities and events are great for all, camping, music and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday.

Visit the Grinduro site for more information.

Music/Art show tickets

GA camping for Saturday night only, doors @ 7pm.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. 

Plumas County Reminders:

Looking for an adventure while you are here?

The Plumas County Tourism Council would like to invite Grinduro attendees to celebrate Awesome Autumn with us, and the beginning of leaf peeper madness for the entire month of October.  Our area is well known as one of the best in the state for its premier fall color displays scattered across the million acres that make up our county.

Here are a few things you might do if you have time for some cruising around our valleys while you are here.

The Awesome Autumn Fall Color and Barn Quilt Trail Tour is fun – here are some links to maps and info.

Join us for a day of family friendly fun, where kids and adults alike can harvest their own jack-o-lanterns, winter squash and pie pumpkins from the Five Foot Farm fields! We’ll also have produce, baked goods and hot drinks available for sale. It’s a beautiful time of year out here, so grab your friends and family and come on down to enjoy the end of the harvest season with us. We have some beautiful carving pumpkins this year!