April 7, 2018
Event Date: April 7, 2018
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Are you ready to Grind?
Event Date: April 7, 2018
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Grind your way to a National Championship!
Event Date: April 7, 2018
Location: Lawrence, Kansas

Ready, Set, Grind!

The United States Endurance Cycling Federation is proud to present the USECF Gravel Grinder National Championship. Racers do not need to qualify and any rider 16 years of age or older may register for the USECF Grinder Nationals. 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 USECF Gravel Grinder National Champions and presented with USECF National Championship Jerseys.

USECF Gravel Grinder National Championship & Gravelleurs Raid
Saturday April 7, 2018  

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 USECF Grinder Nationals will race for a coveted USECF National Champion Jersey! See what you are made of as you race across a 100+ mile challenging & scenic course as part of the USECF National Championship Weekend. There will also be a 50 mile noncompetitive Gravelleurs Raid that will race at the same time as Grinder Nationals. The USECF Gravel Grinder National Championship will be part of the weekend festivities which 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.


The Gravelleurs Raid is a 50 mile non championship ride that will happen at the same time along part of the same course as Grinder Nationals. This is the perfect first gravel ride or ride for those who do not want to ride a 100 mile 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.



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


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


  • Tandem
*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. ****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, 2018. *****Fat Tire must have 3.8 inches or larger tire


Trail Blazer

1/5 to 1/31


2/1 to 3/31

Gravelleurs Raid

1/5 to 3/31
Transfers $25 - Must be done before 3/1/2018 Register for Grinder Nationals
Register for Gravelleurs Raid

Grinder Nationals Podcast

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Grinder Nationals Riders Guide

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Trail Blazers will receive a T-shirt. All participants will receive a Limited Edition USECF Gravel Grinders National Championship Poster, a Custom Number Plate & some great raffle items presented at the awards ceremony.


USECF 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 USECF Gravel Grinder National Championship. There will also be some great raffle items presented at the awards ceremony.


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, 2 liters of water & food. We do recommend Garmin Edge cycling computer for the event.

Tentative Schedule

Friday April 6, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Race Check in
Saturday April 7, 2018
6:30 AM
Prerace Briefing
7:00 AM
Race Start
10:00 AM
The Joy Ride
3:30 PM
Awards Ceremony

Host Hotel

The Best Western is the 2018 USECF Grinder Nationals host hotel. USE Code: Grinder Nationals; $115 per night for a room with two queen beds
Best Western Rooms are limited so make reservations early
2309 Iowa Street
Lawrence, Kansas

The Joy Ride

April 7, 2018 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. After the ride we will have some fun activities like a fire truck, bounce house and craft project.


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


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