United States Endurance Cycling Association – USECF
The USECF has been sanctioning endurance cycling events since 2016 and our goal is to support the continued growth of endurance cycling at the grassroots level. We provide inexpensive event insurance with no membership or license fees, free race director resources and free consulting for race directors to help them produce successful endurance cycling events.
The USECF will also produce the USECF gravel grinder national championship in 2019 to celebrate off-road endurance cyclist’s hard work, dedication and love of grinding. Grinder nationals will provide the opportunity for endurance cyclist to compete against other racers from around the country and will recognize and reward the top competitor’s efforts with national champion jerseys.
Date for the event is April 13, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Grinder Nationals and Gravelleurs Raid
It’s time for some gravel riding 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 Grinder Nationals will race for a coveted USECF National Champion Jersey! See what you are made of as you race across a 100+ mile challenging and scenic course as part of the USECF National Championship Weekend. There will also be a 50-mile non-competitive Gravelleurs Raid that will race at the same time as Grinder Nationals.
The USECF 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 and festive award ceremony. The awesome course and time in the saddle with the gravel tribe will make this an epic event to remember.
Gravelleurs Raid Overview
The Gravelleurs Raid is a 50-mile non-championship ride that will happen at the same time along part of the same course as Grinder Nationals. This is the perfect first gravel ride or ride for those who do not want to ride a 100-mile course.
The Gravelleur’s Raid is a fully supported race and riders will enjoy fully stocked rest stops and sag wagons/ rider pick up available throughout the course. There will not be any awards for the Gravelleurs Raid but the riders will enjoy a fun course, great food and a fun and festive award ceremony.
New for this year at Gravelleur’s Raid is a relay option, where each member will ride 25 miles of the course.
Riders from Gravelleurs Raid will also be entered into the awesome raffle at the Grinder Nationals award ceremony.