The Ultimate Gravel Cycling Adventure Comes to Groveland, CA on Saturday, May 20th!
The Groveland Grind is a Yosemite Area Adventure Ride on mixed terrain(pavement, broken pavement, dirt and gravel)on Yosemite National Park’s doorstep! Three amazing routes with amazing views to choose from- Ride the 48 miles Long route- The Rumble up to Trumbull(Peak), the 30 miles medium route or the 21 miles Short route through the majestic Stanislaus National Forest on historic sections of the original roads and railroads to Yosemite!
The event takes place at Yosemite Lakes RV Resort and Campground, 31191 Hardin Flat Rd., Groveland, CA, 5 miles from the entrance to Yosemite and next to the South Fork of the Tuolumne River! Groveland is just 2 to 3 hrs from San Jose/San Francisco/Santa Cruz/Sacramento and 1 to 2 hrs from the Central Valley.
The Groveland Grind supports the Groveland Trail Heads and their development of a mtn bike specific single-track trail system that is inclusive while promoting health(physical and mental), outdoor recreation, adventure and economic development throughout the Groveland area. We’re trying to raise $20K to receive a match of $20K from Sonora Area Foundation to build our next mtn bike trail in the Ferretti Trails trail system!
You must be in good physical condition for all routes.
Safety and fun go hand-in-hand, and there will be both aid stations, medical personnel, route marshals, communication and transportation if needed. Click on route to view map with aid stations and route marshals locations. We will be providing a downloadable files (gpx and kml) to all participants before the event.
Short route – 21 miles, covering approx 2,200 feet of elevation gain. Elevation profile click here
Medium route– 30 miles, covering approx 3,400 feet of elevation gain. Elevation profile click here
Long route, the Rumble up to Trumbull(peak) – 48 miles, covering approx 5,400 feet of elevation gain. Elevation profile click here
Elevation profile maps do not have the locations of the aid stations and route marshals.
The Long and Medium routes go through beautiful Hazel Green Ranch(private property)which borders Yosemite. Please do not ride through Hazel Green Ranch before the event, our permit is for May 20th, 2023 and it would jeopardize the event and future events. This section is highlighted with a red line on the maps for the Long and Medium routes.
Routes are subject to change as directed by the US Forest Service or as conditions dictate.
Women – Beginner, Sport and Expert/Pro
Men – Beginner, Sport and Expert/Pro
For the first time, we will also have an eBike category, 750 watt motor maximum, for those who prefer a pedal assist.
Note: Our Event Coordinator will reach out to all participants to obtain your selected route and category.
TIMING AND AWARDS
This is a timed ride with awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each category. (Note, there is NO cash purse for this event.)