Grinduro, the seminal gravel experience where having a good time at the party is just as important as going fast in the race, will return in 2019 to California and Scotland, and add new dates in Japan and Canada. Founding sponsor Giro returns along with Fabric, while Maxxis and Rapha have joined as Global Sponsors. New for 2019, each event in the series will have a bike Host Brand, including Cannondale, Devinci and Canyon.
With these new partners and fresh venues, Grinduro is set to become the premier gravel series. Grinduro is planned to run between July and October:
- Grinduro Scotland: July 13, Isle of Arran, Scotland
- Grinduro Canada: August 17, Saint-Urbain, Quebec, Canada
- Grinduro California: September 28, Quincy, California
- Grinduro Japan: October 2019
Each event will feature Grinduro’s magic formula – a combination of gravel road race and mountain bike-style enduro: one long loop of pavement, gravel, and dirt, where finishing times are based on four timed segments (each roughly 7 -12 minutes). 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.