May 7, 2022
Event Date: May 7, 2022
Location: Loudoun County, Virginia
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Are you ready to Grind?
Event Date: May 7, 2022
Location: Loudoun County, Virginia
Presented by:
Champion System Logo
Grind your way to a National Championship!
Event Date: May 7, 2022
Location: Loudoun County, Virginia
Presented by:
Champion System Logo

USE
Ready, Set, Grind!

United States Endurance is proud to present The Right Stuff USE Gravel Grinder National Championship and The Mini G. This awesome cycling event that has a distance for just about any level rider with a 30 mile non championship ride in the Mini G 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 the Mini G. 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.
    2 Distances to choose from:
  • 30 miles - The Mini G (Non-Championship Ride)
  • 100 miles - Grinder Nationals

THE RIGHT STUFF USE GRAVEL GRINDER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP & THE MINI G
Saturday May 7, 2022  

Grinder Nationals Overview

It's time for some gravel riding and Loudoun County, Virginia 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 Right Stuff 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 30 mile noncompetitive Mini G ride that will happen at the same time as Grinder Nationals. The Right Stuff 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.

MINI G OVERVIEW

The Mini G is a 30 mile non championship ride that will happen at the same time along part of the same course as Grinder Nationals. The riders in the Mini G 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. There will not be any awards for the Mini G but the riders will enjoy a fun course, great food and a fun & festive award ceremony. Riders from Mini G will also be entered into the awesome raffle at the Grinder Nationals award ceremony.

GPX and Cue Sheet Downloads

Grinder National High School riders use The Mini G Course. If you have any questions regarding the downloads or course, please email Course Director. For all other inquiries, please email Troy Farrar.

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
  • E Bike

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
  • E Bike

Coed

  • 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 (to race for a national championship). ****16 - 18 HS riders must be in High School (High School race is 50k) *****Age Group is determined by riders age on December 31st. *****Fat Tire must have 3.8 inches or larger tire

Cost

Trail Blazer


2/1/22 to 2/28/22
Mini G $60 / Grinder Nats $90

Early


3/1/22 to 3/31/22
Mini G $65 / Grinder Nats $100

Normal


4/1/22 to 5/6/22
Mini G $70 / Grinder Nats $110
Transfers $25 - Must be done before May 1st REGISTER NOW!

Grinder Nationals Podcast


Download 2017 Podcast

Download 2018 Podcast

Grinder Nationals Riders Guide

Download Riders Guide

Swag

Grinder Nationals Trail Blazers will receive a T-shirt. All participants will receive an epic course, chip timing, neutral mechanics at aid stations, fully stocked aid stations, fully supported event including safety vehicles, sweeper vehicles and rider pick up on the course, podium presentation for each category, SWAG, Limited Edition USE Gravel Grinders National Championship Poster, a Custom Number Plate, a slice of pizza from Bluemont Station and great raffle items given away 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 May 6, 2022
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Race Check in at Bluemont Station (18301 Whitehall Estate Ln, Bluemont, VA 20135)
8:00 PM
Prerace Briefing at Bluemont Station (18301 Whitehall Estate Ln, Bluemont, VA 20135)
Saturday May 7, 2022
5:30 AM
Race Check in at Bluemont Station (18301 Whitehall Estate Ln, Bluemont, VA 20135)
7:15 AM
Prerace Briefing at Bluemont Station (18301 Whitehall Estate Ln, Bluemont, VA 20135)
7:30 AM
Grinder Nationals Start at Bluemont Station
8:00 AM
Mini G Start at Bluemont Station
3:30 PM
Awards Ceremony at Bluemont Station

Host Hotel

The Red Roof Inn (721 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176) is the host hotel for the 2022 Grinder Nationals and is the closest hotel to the start and finish line. Costs:
  • 1-2 people $119
  • 3 people $124
  • 4 people $129
To book call 703-777-6622 Group Name: Grinders National
Note: This is a very busy time of year and they have limited rooms so please reserve your room early.

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 the same swag as the riders including a T-shirt, a Limited Edition USE Gravel Grinder National Championship Poster and our eternal gratitude.

Destination Loudoun County

Grinder Nationals is the perfect event for riders to bring family and friends as there are a ton of awesome activities in Loudoun County. The event starts and finishes at Bluemont Station which is a fun local spot for food and drink. Check out some of the awesome videos below for other activities you can enjoy in Loudoun County while your rider is out on the course.
Loudoun
Beer
Wine
Equestrian
Festivals
Recreation
Restaurants
Shopping
History
Meetings and Groups

Amercias Routes


Grinder Nationals is proud to promote America's Routes and excited to share these roads with the riders who attend the event.
Loudoun County is home to Virginia's largest network of rural roads. Many of these miles of byways pre-date America, carved out of Virginia's hilly terrain by early settlers who helped shape our nation and build our prosperous communities.
We believe these roads, and the stories they tell, are worth preserving. They are truly America's Routes. These old roads provide a unique and beautiful experience to Loudoun's rural residents and to the thousands of visitors who come to enjoy our spectacular and authentic rural landscape.

National Sponsors

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Water Monster
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