CATEGORIES

The Chino Grinder is an event for experienced and well-trained endurance bicyclists.  Riders will choose to ride either 42 miles, 53 miles or 106 miles.  Although not technical, this is a challenging course with over 9,700 feet of climbing. If you have not completed a century ride in the past, you should consider signing up for the 42 mile course the first year to gauge your level of fitness.  This will be an annual event so you will have the opportunity to try the 100 mile course next year.

COURSES/CATEGORIES:

106 MILE COURSE: MEN
From Chino Valley, AZ to Elk Ridge Ski Area (Williams, AZ) and back.
Single Speed Open (NEW)
39 & under
40 to 49
50 & 59
60+
(Awards 3 deep, Age as of day of the event)

106 MILE COURSE: WOMEN
From Chino Valley, AZ to the Elk Ridge Ski Area (Williams, AZ) and back.
39 & under
40 to 49
50 & 59
60+
(Awards 3 deep, Age as of day of the event)

RELAY OPTION:

To experience the gravel and paved sections of the course we will offer a two person relay category. One member will start from Chino Valley and pass the baton to their teammate at the Ski Resort in Williams who will then finish the return route to Chino.  The second rider for the team must commute to the Ski Lodge via AZ-89, not the race course.  The drive time from Chino Valley to Elk Ridge Ski Area in Williams Via AZ-89 (55.24 miles) is approximately 1 hour 3 mins.

Two Person Relay
Full 106 mile course with rider exchange at the Elk Ridge Ski Area (Williams, AZ).

Duo Female
Duo Coed
Duo Male

– Above categories must report to the start line at 7:15AM.
– Start time for all 106 milers is 7:30AM

42 MILE COURSE
From Chino Valley, AZ to Perkinsville, AZ and back.

Open Men
Open Women

53 MILE COURSE
From Chino Valley, AZ to Elk Ridge Ski Area, AZ (must arrange for ride back to start).

Open Men
Open Women

– Riders must report to the start line at 7:50AM.
– Start time for all 42 milers and 53 milers is 8:00AM