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    Grinduro

    Back for 2019 with a new and exclusive collection of adventure apparel from Rapha, Grinduro brings you four unique events. A mix of gravel racing and mountain bike enduro, somewhere between a gran fondo and a music festival, they’re the most anticipated riding weekends on the calendar.

    28 February 2019

    The Format

    Grinduro is a bike race ridden at a social pace. Riders take on an all-terrain loop – usually around 80km in length – that can include anything from muddy singletrack, to gravel fire roads and tarmac sections. Four timed segments on the route add a competitive element but overall timings are based on these segments alone so you’re free to ride between stages at a conversational pace.

    But the event is not just a bike race. It’s a weekend-long celebration of cycling with as much emphasis on the post-ride party as the race itself, with excellent food, the world’s biggest bike brands, live music, camping and a festival atmosphere. Rapha will be on the ground at all four events in 2019 with our all-new collection of off-road apparel.

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    The Venues

    New for 2019, Grinduro travels to the four corners of the Earth, bringing you four unique events.

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    Scotland, UK

    13th July

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    Saint Urbain, Canada

    17th August

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    California, USA

    28th September

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    Japan

    October

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    The Kit

    To celebrate our partnership with Grinduro, we will be releasing a limited edition collection available online and at all four events. In the meantime, start training for your chosen event now.

    Rapha’s Explore range consists of off-road adventure apparel worn by the world’s most accomplished riders. With a raft of new additions for 2019, our kit is ideally suited to the rigours of riding off-road, from muddy fire roads on the Isle of Arran to dusty Californian singletrack.

    The Hype

    In just three years, Grinduro has become one of the most sought after riding events on the calendar. But don’t take our word for it – from lycra-clad cross racers to daredevil downhill mountain bikers, there is no shortage of riders with stories to tell.

    Anna McLeod

    1st U30 women’s category, Grinduro Scotland 2018

    “Grinduro is like no other cycling event out there. The enduro format means one moment you’re racing, and the next, spinning along chatting to new friends from all round the world. It’s a true celebration of cycling in a beautiful setting.”

    Meredith Miller

    1st Overall Grinduro California 2018

    “There’s a reason I’ve gone to four Grinduro events. I’m lucky enough to have been to both Quincy and Scotland. Both have very different vibes but are similarly laid back, you get to race but chill at the same time, riding hard and then meeting up with your friends to talk about how sick the last segment was.”

    Ryan Rinn

    1st U30 Grinduro California 2018

    “From putting on lycra inside your tent at 7am to dancing late into the night, hanging out at the swimming lake after the race to bombing dusty singletrack, Grinduro is the best weekend of the year, bar none.”

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