After its debut last year, Grinduro Pennsylvania is back for 2023—and we'll be heading up to camp, ride, and have fun again this year!

Grinduro, which happens in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania and also has an event in Mt. Shasta, California this year, is a unique event that's somewhat of a mash-up—it's part-mountain bike enduro and part-gravel race.

No need for anyone to be intimidated!

There are two different distances to choose from so there's something to challenge everyone.

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Not up for the whole shebang of the full seventy miles that the Grinduro entails? Then the Grindurito might be for you! The mini-me of Grinduro is a mini version of the course that clocks in at just thirty-seven miles.

Or maybe you want to skip the racing altogether and just hang out, perhaps ambling along with the Hangover Ride that closes out the weekend on Sunday before everyone says goodbye.

While the getting muddy and racing part is fun, that's not all there is to this event. And that's part of what makes it special.

The organizers create a bike and art festival surrounding the race, featuring live music, lots of food and camping in a stunningly beautiful location. This is where they say the real magic of the weekend happens.

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When is Grinduro, PA?

The event is taking place from June 16-18, 2023 and registration is now open!

Grinduro’s registration fee includes a tent spot on the campgrounds and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner on Race Day, with vegan and veggie options galore!

The schedule of the weekend's festivities is as follows (exact start times are still TBD)

  • Prologue on Friday
  • Race day on Saturday (Grindurito and Grinduro)
  • Hangover ride on Sunday

Grinduro PA is organized by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Cycling League, and proceeds from the event go directly back to the organization.

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Natascha Grief

Natascha Grief got her first bike shop job before she was old enough to drink. After a six-year stint as a mechanic, earning a couple pro-mechanic certifications and her USA Cycling Race Mechanics license, she became obsessed with framebuilding and decided she wanted to do that next.  After Albert Eistentraut literally shooed her off his doorstep, admonishing that if she pursued framebuilding she will be poor forever, she landed an apprenticeship with framebuilder Brent Steelman in her hometown of Redwood City, CA. After that, she spent several years working for both large and not-so-large cycling brands. Somewhere in there she also became a certified bike fitter. Natascha then became a certified personal trainer and spent nine years honing her skills as a trainer and coach, while also teaching Spin. During the dumpster fire that was the year 2020, she opened a fitness studio and began contributing regularly to Runner’s World and Bicycling as a freelance writer. In 2022, she joined the staff of Bicycling as News Editor.