CATEGORIES

The Chino Grinder is an event for experienced and well-trained endurance bicyclists. Riders will choose to ride either 25 miles, 44 miles, 62 miles or 115 miles. Although not technical, this is a challenging course with over 9,700 feet of climbing. If you have not completed a century ride or are new to gravel you should consider signing up for one of the shorter course options the first year to gauge your level of fitness and your ability to ride mixed surface roads. This will be an annual event so you will have the opportunity to try the 115 mile course next year.

***New this year we are offering a 25 mile community fun ride for those new to gravel riding who are interested in trying a gravel road cycling event***

COURSES/CATEGORIES:

115 MILE COURSE: MEN
From Chino Valley, AZ to Williams, AZ and back.
29 & under
30 to 34
35 to 39
40 to 44
45 to 49
50 to 54
55 to 59
60+
SingleSpeed
(Awards 3 deep, Age the rider shall be December 31st current year)

115 MILE COURSE: WOMEN
From Chino Valley, AZ to Williams, AZ and back.
29 & under
30 to 39
40 to 49
50 & 59
60+
SingleSpeed
(Awards 3 deep, Age the rider shall be December 31st current year)

AZ Gravel State Champion t-shirts are up for grabs in the above categories. First AZ resident to finish in their category is the officially unofficial state champ!

Open Tandem

– Above categories must report to the start line at 7:15 AM.
– Start time for all 115 milers is 7:30AM.

62 MILE COURSE:
From Chino Valley, AZ to the dirt/pavement transition at the 31 mile marker on Perkinsville Road.

Men:
49 & under
50 to 59
60+
(Awards 3 deep, Age the rider shall be December 31st current year)

Women:
49 & under
50 to 59
60+
(Awards 3 deep, Age the rider shall be December 31st current year)

Open Tandem

– Above categories must report to the start line at 7:35 AM.
– Start time for all 62 milers is 7:45AM.

44 MILE COURSE:
From Chino Valley, AZ to Perkinsville, AZ and back.

Open Men
Open Women
Men 70+
Women 70+
(Awards 3 deep, Age the rider shall be December 31st current year)

Open Tandem

– Above categories must report to the start line at 7:50AM.
– Start time for all 44 milers is 8:00AM

25 MILE COURSE:
From Chino Valley, AZ to turnaround 12.5 miles from the start and back.

Open Men
Open Women
Men U18
Women U18
Open Tandem

(finisher awards)

– Above categories must report to the start line at 8:05AM.
– Start time for all 25 milers is 8:15AM

 

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ENTRY FEES

115 Milers
$85 thru January 31st
$95 February 1st thru April  30th
$105 May 1st thru May 3rd

62 Milers
$75 thru January 31st
$85 February 1st thru April  30th
$95 May 1st thru May 3rd

44/ Milers
$65 thru January 31st
$75 February 1st thru April  30th
$85 May 1st thru May 3rd

25/ Milers
$55 thru January 31st
$65 February 1st thru April  30th
$75 May 1st thru May 3rd

(25 Mile U18 riders pay $30.)

  • Online Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 3rd at 11:59 PM MT
  • ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this event!
  • Must be registered by midnight April 4th to receive a shirt.

Free Drop Bag Service (115 mile participants): You provide a drawstring bag which you can stock with your favorite foods, drink powder, clothing, spare tubes, etc. We’ll make sure it’s at the half way point for you and we’ll even make sure it’s returned to you (115 milers) at the finish line.