Now in its sophomore year, Grinduro! was back and better than we could have ever imagined! The crowd was stoked, the bands were jamming, the weather was outstanding, and the riding – well even after 63 miles the day before, many racers rode again on Sunday to sample Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship’s handy work.
Here’s what some had to say:
“Thanks @grinduro for an epic weekend in Quincy. @girocycling and @sierratrails you guys sure know how to build a trail and throwdown!” – bob_not_bob on Instagram
“It was a goal to win the Lost Sierra Triple Crown this year, and I did it! Lost and Found, Downieville, and Grinduro are three of the raddest events I’ve ever done, and I’m ready to defend the crown again next year.” – ascrapes on Instagram
“Grinduro is one of the best-supported events I’ve participated in. There are plenty of aid stationed staffed with happy and helpful volunteers to keep you fed and hydrated.” – Josh Patterson, Writer for BikeRadar.com
“If you want to learn how to run a charitable organization, look no further than right here. This is a fine group of individuals assembled for as great a cause as there is.” – John H on Facebook
We’d like to thank our partner Giro, our title sponsors SRAM, Charge Bikes and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, our aid station sponsors Clif Bar, Clement Cycling, WTB, Blackburn, Klean Kanteen, Paul Component, Meet Your Maker, Quincy Rotary, our 100+ dedicated volunteers, and of course our SBTS staff and Board who worked tirelessly for many months to make this event possible.
Special thanks to the following business and entities – it literally takes a village, so please support them in the future:
- Communities of Quincy, Taylorsville, and Genesee
- Plumas County
- Plumas National Forest, Mount Hough Ranger District
- Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
- Plumas Amateur Radio Club
- Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Club
- Quincy Fire
- Eastern Plumas Rural Fire Protection District
- Graeagle Fire Protection District
- Care Flight
- California Highway Patrol
- The Farm technical sales and marketing
- Legend Theatrical
- Sierra Promotions
- Mark Weir military vehicles
- Jagged Edge Metal Art
- Dunn Vineyards and Retro Cellars
- Rapha Coffee Club
- Feather River Co-op
- Coloma Wraps – rider breakfast
- Pangaea Café & Pub – rider lunch
- Mountain Magic Catering – rider dinner
- Feather River College, Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program
- Blackbird Inn – team breakfast
- Nakoma Resort – shuttle support
- Yuba Expeditions – shuttle and bike mechanic support
We need to know what you thought! CLICK HERE to fill out this quick Grinduro survey so next year is even better.
We’ve uploaded more photos from Grinduro:
- Ride images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sbts/albums/72157674119780301
- Festival images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sbts/albums/72157674057403022
By participating in events like Grinduro!, Lost & Found and the Downieville Classic, you help to build world class trails and create local employment throughout the Lost Sierra region. Thank you for playing a key role in the health of our community.
If you made it out to our events and volunteer days, thank you for coming and partying with us. If you missed it, we’ll see you in 2017.
Have a great winter and pray for snow!