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

Cue sheets and GPX files will be posted on May 2, 2022.

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 B Chord Brewing 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 B Chord Brewing (34266 Williams Gap Rd, Round Hill, VA 20141)
8:00 PM
Prerace Briefing at B Chord Brewing (34266 Williams Gap Rd, Round Hill, VA 20141)
Saturday May 7, 2022
5:30 AM
Race Check in at B Chord Brewing (34266 Williams Gap Rd, Round Hill, VA 20141)
7:15 AM
Prerace Briefing at B Chord Brewing (34266 Williams Gap Rd, Round Hill, VA 20141)
7:30 AM
Grinder Nationals & Mini G Start at B Chord Brewing
3:30 PM
Awards Ceremony at B Chord Brewing

Host Hotel

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.

National Sponsors

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USE Logo
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