The Grand Gear Grind (G3) is a mountain bike stage race covering the best single-track that Grand County Colorado has to offer. Expect 90 miles of pristine and challenging trails in Winter Park and Granby. You will be tested, you will be tired, you will be wondering why you signed up, you will cry, but mostly you will smile.
We are proud to be working with the US Forest Service, Rendezvous, Granby Ranch and many others to bring you this race. They are playing a huge role in making this event happen and we thank them for being involved!
What to Expect
Your entry fee earns you 3 amazing days of racing on world class mountain bike trails in the Winter Park valley, a highly sought after 3/4 sleeve race jersey from Voler, tons of race swag, aid stations on course and at the finish stocked with food and drink from our sponsors, daily post-race beer, professional results, growing prize list and awards from our sponsors, experienced medical team and race support, custom finisher mug (this thing is sweeeet!), racer banquet on Saturday night, and probably more than we can think of right now.
- Fully stocked feed zones with water, energy gel and bars, cookies, pretzels, chips, pickles, soda, etc.
- Sag vehicles
- Medical support throughout the course
- Professional Timing
- Post Race party and awards
- Plenty o’ food, drink and beer by provided by our sponsors
- Custom swag
- Good times with your buddies
Terrain: Details coming soon
Equipment: All bikes are legal for the race, with the exception of E-bikes. We can’t overstate the importance of your bike running in top condition on the day of the race. Like you, it will be challenged. And, it’s your friend. Help a friend out.
Course 411: The course will be marked at all critical intersections. It is the rider’s responsibility to study the course and have directional backup. Remember, we must adhere to all traffic rules. Always stay to the right of the center, especially on the fast descents. Weather can always be a factor in Colorado. Plan accordingly! We will have a medical team on course in various areas and roaming. As always 911 is your friend. Marshals will have radios as well. Good communication wins the day.
Spectating: There are many ways to view this event. Please consider routes that don’t interfere with riders as you make your way to a spectating spot. A map will be provided as we get closer to race day.
Lodging: Details coming soon.
Number Plates: You will be issued a number plate for the entire race. If you damage it during the race, we will issue a new one. If you lose it, well…don’t.
Results: Posted on a daily basis and each subsequent day will have cumulative scoring.
Timing/Awards: Each day will have podium announcements for the day’s winner. Saturday will have the day’s podium as well as awards for the overall top spots for G3. Your final time is the TOTAL time elapsed over the 3 days of racing. Remember, you MUST finish the entire event to get your custom G3 mug!
- Rule 1: You will smile no matter the pain.
- Rule 2: Yes, you must wear a helmet and have adequate eye protection.
- Rule 3: If you do not complete a stage, it will be a DNF for the entire stage race, but you can still participate in subsequent stages. You must let racer staff know of the situation. Finisher mugs will be awarded to participants who complete all 3 stages.
- Rule 4: This is a self-supported race. You can’t ride with a buddy, unless that buddy is part of your DUO team.
- Rule 5: No pedal assist bicycles. If you want to ride a unicycle over 90 miles, no problem. Yes, you can change bikes from one day to the next.
- Rule 6: Be nice to the land, it never did anything to you.
6A: DON’T LITTER.
6B: Stick to the trail. Course cutting could be as simple as creating a new line on a switchback. Please don’t do it.
- Rule 7: No headphones. Sing to yourself.
- Rule 8: If you don’t thank a volunteer, you will be publicly shamed.
- Rule 9: This is mountain biking. Please, please, please be considerate of other racers whether you are in front being a superhero, or in back getting ready to vomit. We all know this, but the occasional reminder never hurts.
- Rule 10: Refunds: Full refund will be honored until April 30, minus any registration costs. Starting May 1, no refunds will be processed, but transfers or deferrals will be allowed up to the day of the race.