The Mt Lemmon Gravel Grinder presented by REI is held annually on the last Saturday in October and leverages the 3C Ranch to provide a complete family-friendly experience. Attendees enjoy the beautiful grounds for event activities and live music, onsite camping and accommodations, campground games, a robust communal campfire and more!
Starting at 4,500 ft. and elevations ranging from 3,000ft in neighboring San Manuel to 8,000ft in Summerhaven, Mount Lemmon, a limited field of 500 riders will discover the challenges and gratification from riding awesome back-country gravel/dirt roads (and some pavement) among old mining and cattle ranching operations at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains within the Coronado National Forest, ALL while taking in the endless beauty of the fall season in the San Pedro River Valley.
ALL Finishers receive a custom woodallion engraved with their distance, and are welcomed to the post ride after party with Live Music Sessions presented by Oracle Land & Homes, tasty food options and refreshing Barrio Brewing Co. Beer Garden! ALL Finishers 21 and over will receive a FREE Finisher Beer compliments of Barrio Brewing Company!
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For the benefit of the Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists, Beads of Courage, and other community non-profits.
SDMB - Sonoran Desert Mountain Bicyclists
Beads of Courage - Carry a Bead and Ride for Courage! http://www.beadsofcourage.org/
*Registration is OPEN on-line!
*40/50/60 Grind Options (Grind = Miles)
*5 & 13-mile Family Fun Rides & FREE Kids Race/Ride!
*Tent/Car Camping Available Friday-Sunday at 3C Ranch
*RV/Trailer Camping Available Friday-Sunday at Hay Creek Ranch
2019 Event Schedule
Friday October 25th:
12:00p-8:45pm - Check-in and Festivities
12:00p-8:00pm - Bike & Gear Expo Open
12:00p-6:00pm - Bike & Wheel Demos
12:00p-8:00pm - Barrio Brewing Co. Beer Garden Open
12:00p-8:00pm - Peddler On the Path pouring caffeine
12:00p-8:00pm - Ciao Down Pizza Truck Open
2:00p-6:00pm - REI Base Camp Activities
6:30p-8:00pm - Mt Lemmon Highway takes the stage
8:00p-8:45pm - Mandatory Pre-riders Meeting & SWAG Fest!
Saturday October 26th:
5:30a-7:00pm - Peddler On the Path pouring caffeine
5:30a-7:00pm - Ciao Down Pizza Truck Open
5:30a-7:00pm - Just Tacos Open
7:00a-5:00pm - Bike & Gear Expo Open
7:10a START 60 Grind
7:20a START 50 Grind
7:30a START 40 Grind
8:30a START 13 Grind Adventure Fun Ride
8:40a START 5 Grind Exploration Fun Ride
9:00a START FREE Kids Race/Ride (20 min.)
9:00a-7:00pm - Barrio Brewing Co. Beer Garden Open
9:30a-10:30am - Mr. Nature's Music Garden takes the stage
11:00a-1:00pm - REI Base Camp Activities
1:00p-1:30pm - Grinder Raffle Winners Announced
1:30p-2:30pm - 40/50/60 Grind Podium Awards
3:00p-7:00pm - Oracle Land & Homes Live Music Sessions
3:00p-5:00pm - Mother Cody Band takes the stage
5:00p-7:00pm - Austin Owen with Los Puchos takes the stage
Sunday: Chill Recovery Ride & Checkout by 3:00pm
Stay tuned for further details and announcements as we have them
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PO Box 65075, Tucson AZ 85718