Date: April 7, 2018

Time: 7:00 AM

Location: 798 N 1415 Road, Clinton Lake State Park Lawrence, KS 66049 United States

Grinder Nationals


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 Gravel Grinder National Championship. 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 2018 USECF Gravel Grinder National Champions and presented with USECF National Championship Jerseys.


It’s time for some Gravel Grinding 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 Gravel Grinder National Championship will race for a coveted USECF National Champion Jersey! See what you are made of as you race across a challenging & scenic course as part of the 2018 USECF National Championship Weekend. 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 USECF Grinder Nationals will consist of a challenging 112 mile ride on gravel roads in Douglas, Shawnee, Franklin and Osage counties of Kansas. Riders will cross sections of the original Santa Fe Trail and pass by a historic Civil War site along the way. There are no convenience stores or gas stations on the course; however riders can access water, electrolyte drink and limited race food at the Oasis checkpoint around mile 40 and mile 75. The course contains a small percentage of black top roads but the majority of the course is on gravel and dirt roads. The roads vary in condition from well maintained to rough and can become muddy if it rains before or during the event. Riders must be prepared for any conditions that they encounter during the event