October 10, 2020
Event Date: October 10, 2020
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
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Are you ready to Grind?
Event Date: October 10, 2020
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Presented by:
Champion System Logo
Grind your way to a National Championship!
Event Date: October 10, 2020
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Presented by:
Champion System Logo

USE
Ready, Set, Grind!

United States Endurance is proud to present The USE Gravel Grinder National Championship and The Gravelleurs Raid. This awesome cycling event that has a distance for just about any level rider with a 25 mile relay or 50 mile non championship ride in the Gravelleurs Raid or a 100 + mile national championship race in Grinder Nationals. Racers do not need to qualify and any rider may register for the USE Grinder Nationals or Gravelleurs Raid. Racers will push the boundaries of human endurance and winning will require extreme willpower, skillful riding and possibly a little luck. When the dust settles the winning riders in each category will be crowned as USE Gravel Grinder National Champions and presented with USE National Championship Jerseys.
    3 Distances to choose from:
  • 25 miles - Gravelleur's Raid Relay (Non Championship race)
  • 50 miles - Gravelleur's Raid (Non Championship race)
  • 100 miles - Grinder Nationals

USE Gravel Grinder National Championship & Gravelleurs Raid
Saturday October 10, 2020  

Grinder Nationals Overview

It's time for some gravel riding and Lawrence, Kansas is the place! There is a category for everyone from high school to those who are a little longer in the tooth and all who register for the USE Grinder Nationals will race for a coveted USE National Champion Jersey! See what you are made of as you race across a 100+ mile challenging & scenic course as part of the USE National Championship Weekend. There will also be a 25 & 50 mile noncompetitive Gravelleurs Raid that will race at the same time as Grinder Nationals. The USE Gravel Grinder National Championship is a fully supported race and riders will enjoy fully stocked rest stops and sag wagons/ rider pick up available throughout the course. Come ride in Grinder Nationals which will include an epic course, great food and a fun & festive award ceremony. The awesome course and time in the saddle with the gravel tribe will make this an epic event to remember.

GRAVELLEURS RAID OVERVIEW

The Gravelleurs Raid has two options - a 25 mile relay or a 50 mile non championship ride that will happen at the same time along part of the same course as Grinder Nationals. The riders in the Gravelleurs Raid will enjoy all the benefits of the National Championship making this a ride that you don't want to miss. This is the perfect first gravel ride or ride for those who do not want to ride the 100 mile course. The Gravelleur's Raid is a fully supported race and riders will enjoy fully stocked rest stops and sag wagons/ rider pick up available throughout the course. There will not be any awards for the Gravelleurs Raid but the riders will enjoy a fun course, great food and a fun & festive award ceremony. Riders from Gravelleurs Raid will also be entered into the awesome raffle at the Grinder Nationals award ceremony.

Categories

Male

  • Pro/Open
  • 16 - 18 HS
  • 18 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65+
  • Single Speed
  • Fat Tire
  • Tandem
  • Military
  • Collegiate
  • Relay

Female

  • Pro/Open
  • 16 - 18 HS
  • 18 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65+
  • Single Speed
  • Fat Tire
  • Tandem
  • Military
  • Collegiate
  • Relay

Coed

  • Tandem
  • Relay
*PRO - Any rider who holds a USAC Pro License and/or is a member of a UCI Elite Mountain Bike Team must race in the Pro Category. **Regardless of category, the top male & female military finishers will be awarded as Military Male & Female National Champions. ***Riders must be US citizens or permanent residents with a green card (to race for a national championship). ****16 - 18 HS riders must be in High School (High School race is 50 miles) *****Age Group is determined by riders age on December 31, 2020. *****Fat Tire must have 3.8 inches or larger tire *******Relay is only available in the Gravelleur's Raid

Cost

Trail Blazer


1/5 to 1/31
$90

Normal


2/1 to 10/6
$95

Gravelleurs Raid


2/1 to 10/6
$35
Transfers $25 - Must be done before March 1st Register for Grinder Nationals
Register for Gravelleurs Raid

Grinder Nationals Podcast


Download 2017 Podcast

Download 2018 Podcast

Swag

Trail Blazers will receive a T-shirt. All participants will receive a Limited Edition USE Gravel Grinders National Championship Poster, a Custom Number Plate, a slice of pizza from Johnny's Tavern, an iced cold Sierra Nevada & some great raffle items presented at the awards ceremony.

Prizes

Custom Champion System USE Gravel Grinder National Champion Jerseys will be presented to the winning riders in all categories. Awards will be presented for 1st through 3rd place riders in all categories of the USE Gravel Grinder National Championship. There will also be some great raffle items presented at the awards ceremony.

Raffle

We will be giving away tons of amazing prizes that have been donated by our sponsors at the awards ceremony. All riders will be entered into the raffle and riders must be present to win.

Required Equipment

The following items are required: Bike, CPSC certified helmet, red flashing tail light, cycling computer or GPS unit, water & food. We do recommend Garmin Edge cycling computer for the event.

Schedule

Friday October 9, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Race Check in at The Union Pacific Depot (402 N 2nd Street)
8:00 PM
Prerace Briefing at The Union Pacific Depot (402 N 2nd Street)
Saturday October 10, 2020
5:15 AM
Race Check in at The Union Pacific Depot (402 N 2nd Street)
7:00 AM
Prerace Briefing at Johnny's Tavern (401 N 2nd Street)
7:30 AM
Grinder Nationals Race Start at Johnny's Tavern (401 N 2nd Street)
7:45 AM
Gravelleur's Raid Race Start at Johnny's Tavern (401 N 2nd Street)
3:30 PM
Awards Ceremony at Johnny's Tavern (401 N 2nd Street)

Host Hotel


The Baymont Inn & Suites is the official host hotel for Grinder Nationals & The Gravelleur's Raid and is located less than 5 minutes from the start & finish line. Special room rates are:
  • King $89
  • Double Queen $89
Call before October 5th to reserve your room at these special rates: (785) 371-0165 Group Code: Gravel Grinders

The Joy Ride

CANCELLED

October 10, 2020 10 am - 11:30 am Behind Johnny's Tavern on 2nd Street
The Joy Ride is a free fun family bike ride which will include a bike helmet give away while supplies last. This event will encourage local families to get involved in the fun and healthy activity of bike riding while stressing the importance of safety. The ride will be led by the Lawrence Bike Club and the helmet fitting will be done by the Lawrence Central Rotary Club. There will be distances for every level of rider from Kindergarten to adult.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a key ingredient in the USE Gravel Grinder National Championship. If you have friends or family who would like to volunteer they will receive a T-shirt, a Limited Edition USE Gravel Grinders National Championship Poster and our eternal gratitude.

Platinum Sponsors

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City of Lawerence Logo
USE Logo

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