Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00 AM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
REGISTRATION OPENS APRIL 23rd AT 8 PM FOR THIS EVENT, SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 7th, 2017. SEE INFORMATION BELOW ON CATEGORIES AND COST.
- Pro Men
- Pro Women
- Singlespeed Open
- Junior Men 13-18
- Men 30 & Under
- Men 31-40
- Men 41-50
- Men 51-60
- Men 61+
- Junior Women 13-18
- Women 30 & Under
- Women 31-40
- Women 41+
- The Pro/Open Men and Women will each be racing for a cash purse. All other categories will be racing for podium awards and prizes from our great sponsors.
Announcing the Lost Sierra Triple Crown – A Premier Knobby Tire Challenge
For riders seeking the ultimate challenge of both fitness and bike handling skills, the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship introduces a new three-event series for 2017 called the Lost Sierra Triple Crown. Consisting of the Lost & Found 100-mile Gravel Grinder on June 3rd, the Downieville Classic Cross Country on August 5th and the Grinduro on October 7th, the Lost Sierra Triple Crown will promise to be a fun and challenging endeavor for all participants.
The Lost Sierra Triple Crown will be based on the same points system used in the Downieville Classic All-Mountain World Championships, and will be applied to placing based on the three aforementioned events across 13 categories. To be eligible, riders must register for the Lost & Found 100-mile event, the Downieville Classic Cross-Country (All-Mountain participants are also eligible) and the Grinduro – a unique event combining a gravel grinder with an enduro. Triple Crown winners will be announced at Grinduro on October 7th.
Riders can use any bike they wish for the three different events; the same bike is not required. For those not familiar with the three events, a cyclocross bike with disc brakes and tubeless tires has been very successful at the Lost & Found and Grinduro, while a capable hardtail or lightweight full-suspension bike with durable tires works best for Downieville.
Riders participating in the Lost Sierra Triple Crown must indicate during registration of each event they wish to take part by clicking a box during the registration process. Racing age will be determined based on age as of December 31, 2017.
Events are expected to sell out quickly, so participants are encouraged to mark their calendars and register on the opening dates. There is no registration offered for all three Triple Crown events at one time, participants must register individually for each event.
Event website: http://grinduro.com/
A NEW KIND OF BIKE RACE: In short, Grinduro is just what it sounds like: Gravel Grinder + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = one long loop of pavement and dirt, where finishing times aren’t based on overall loop time, but four timed segments (each roughly five-to-seven minutes).
But Grinduro is not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the party as the ride, with excellent food, an impressive display of art and incredible handmade bikes, live music, free camping and a festival atmosphere.
The course is a serious affair (8,000-feet of climbing in 60 miles) but the Grinduro isn’t meant to be a sufferfest. We’ve linked together some of our favorite roads 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 singletrack 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) are designed to reward the most well 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 flat-out, five kilometer time trial on flat-to-rolling blacktop.
- Segment Four is a mind-blowing section of the twisty singletrack descent back into Quincy.
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