Your Complete Guide to Grinduro – The International Cycling Celebration Coming to Mt. Shasta

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Northern California’s Siskiyou County is one of the most popular biking destinations in the world. From relaxed rides with stellar views, to rugged mountain biking adventures, there’s a bike ride for everyone in the area. That’s why it’s no surprise that one of the great cycling events on the planet is on its way to Mt. Shasta for a weekend of celebration from May 20 – May 22.

Grinduro combines a gravel road race with a mountain bike-style endurance race to make one long loop of pavement and dirt for its competitors. It’s also not just a bike race. It’s a celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the fun as the ride. The celebration will include excellent food, an impressive display of art and incredible handmade bikes, and live music, all wrapped up in a festival atmosphere.

The Mt. Shasta Grinduro event is one of five across the globe, including Pennsylvania, Wales, Germany and Australia. It’s no secret why the international event chose Mt. Shasta as one of its United States locations, with a smorgasbord of dirt and paved trails for bikers to enjoy, completely surrounded by lakes, rivers, and epic views of the famed volcano – Mount Shasta.

Here is an explanation of the Grinduro course from the organizers:

The Grinduro course takes you on an unforgettable tour of Mt. Shasta’s incredible dirt roads and singletrack. You’ll experience everything from rough remote gravel roads to smooth swoopy singletrack blanketed in dreamy brown pow. All along the way, you’ll be struck with awe thanks to massive views of Mt. Shasta and the Eddy Mountain Range. Guaranteed, there will be more grammable moments than you’ll know what to do with.

Even if you aren’t participating in the event, there’s still plenty to do during the weekend-long celebration. There will be food vendors, art shows, beer gardens, live music and late night parties all weekend (event schedule below), with the headquarters of the event stationed in Shastice Park. It’s going to be quite the festival for any outdoor enthusiasts.

There’s also plenty of great options to stay in Siskiyou County while you’re at the event. Some of our favorite hotels in the area include LOGE Camps, Railroad Park Resort, Best Western Tree House, Mossbrae Hotel, McCloud River Mercantile Hotel and the Shasta Inn. These are just a few of the great options. For all your hotel options in the area, go here.

This is simply a can’t-miss event for any cycling enthusiasts in Northern California! Check out the full weekend schedule below or visit the Grinduro California website here.

Friday

12:00 PM
GRINDURO GATES OPEN
Shastice Park / Grinduro HQ

1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
EXPO & BIKE/ART SHOW
Grinduro Village

1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
NEUTRAL SUPPORT
Fifth Season Tent

2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
REGISTRATION & COVID CHECK
Race Control Tent

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY PROLOGUE STAGE
Start/Finish Line

3:00 PM
PROLOGUE GROUP RIDE WITH
FLASHPOINT MVMNT
Meet at Giro Booth

3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
FOOD VENDORS
Grinduro Village

3:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SIERRA NEVADA BEER GARDEN
Grinduro Village

7:00 PM
FRIDAY PROLOGUE AWARDS
Grinduro Village on the Main Stage

8:26 PM
Sunset

Saturday

5:45 AM
Sunrise

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
REGISTRATION & COVID CHECK
Race Control Tent

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
NEUTRAL SUPPORT
Fifth Season Tent

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM
RIDERS’ BREAKFAST
Grinduro Village

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM
FOOD VENDORS
Grinduro Village

7:30 AM
SHASTA TAIKO
Start/Finish Line

7:45 AM
RIDER BRIEFING
Start/Finish Line

7:55 AM
NATIONAL ANTHEM & TAIKO
Start/Finish Line

8:00 AM
GRINDURO & GRINDURITO START
Start/Finish Line

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
GRINDURO RIDERS’ LUNCH
On Course

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
GRINDURITO RIDERS’ LUNCH
Grinduro Village

2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
EXPO & BIKE/ART SHOW
Grinduro Village

2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
SIERRA NEVADA BEER GARDEN
Grinduro Village

2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
FINISH LINE PORTRAIT STUDIO
Grinduro Village
SATURDAY!

3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
FOOD VENDORS
Grinduro Village

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
RIDERS’ DINNER
Grinduro Village

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
SECRET SOCIETY HANDSHAKE
Grinduro Village on the Main Stage

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AWARDS
Grinduro Village on the Main Stage

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
LDW
Grinduro Village on the Main Stage

8:27 PM
Sunset

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM
LATENIGHT PARTY
Handsome John’s (316 Chestnut St)

Sunday

5:44 AM
Sunrise

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
FOOD VENDORS
Grinduro Village

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
EXPO & BIKE/ART SHOW
Grinduro Village

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PORTRAIT PICKUP
Portrait Studio

9:30 AM
KOMOOT HANGOVER RIDE
Grinduro Village

1:00 PM
CHECK OUT / GATES CLOSED
Shastice Park / Grinduro HQ

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