Cranbrook Gravel Grind

Saturday, September 16, 2023 9:00 am
On September 16th, 2023 the Cranbrook Gravel Grind (CGG), proudly presented by Anything Goes Event Series, will once again shed light on the world class gravel riding that surrounds Cranbrook, BC. Welcoming any and all riders to the second annual event, the 65- and 112-kilometre routes will showcase the Cranbrook Community Forest, Chief Isadore Trail Network, Trans Canada Trail, and Mount Baker Forestry Service Roads. The CGG offers an incredibly unique experience for new and experienced riders with a course that is designed for cyclists with physical impairment in mind, suiting cyclists of all abilities, hand-cyclists and tandems included.
Registration is now open, which can be completed here.

Event Itinerary

Friday Night, September 15th - Rider Social at The Heid Out & Fisher Peak Brewing 5-9 p.m.

Start the weekend off right by picking up your race package and hanging out for the evening at The Heid Out and Fisher Peak brewhouse! Come on in, grab a drink and meet fellow riders at our fantastic downtown location.

Saturday, September 16th - The Gravel Grind 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Riders will spend the better part of Saturday morning and afternoon racing (or riding!) the most scenic and well designed gravel routes in Canada. The 65-kilometre Gold Rush Loop and 112-kilometre Big Foot Loop will be well marked with fully stocked Aid Stations located throughout; loaded with the best ride food by XACT Nutrition and enthusiastic volunteers to make sure every rider finishes with a smile.
Our lovely finish line venue at the family-friendly Idlewild Park will have post-ride beverages thanks to our offical beverage sponsor of the series, Fisher Peak Brewing Co. 
Note: Race start for both distances is at 9:00 a.m., please ensure you are at the venue ready to roll by 8:30 a.m. More details on timing, parking, and venue logstics can be found in our tech guide provided upon registration. 

Saturday, September 16th - Post Race Celebrations 4 p.m.-Late 

After an epic day of exploring the world class gravel scene, we invite all riders, friends and family to the Post Race Celebrations back at The Heid Out for beverages, the best food in town, live music and award ceremonies. Come dance the night away to fantastic live music with your pals as we wrap up the last bike event in the Kootenay's before the snow flies! 

The Course

The Gold Rush Loop: 65km, 900m elevation

From local riders to BC Epic adventurers the Gold Rush Loop holds a very special place in many people's heart, and all for the same reasons. Starting and finishing at Idlewild Park, the Gold Rush Loop features some of the most unique and beautiful gravel riding that is unlike any other course in the province. We are proud to deliver this highly underrated, world class course to you this September 16th, 2023. 

The Big Foot Loop: 112km, 1,300m elevation

Just like the legend itself, the Big Foot Loop is the 8th wonder of the world as it showcases some of the best 112km you never knew existed. New to 2023, the Big Foot Loop will take you through the hidden gems of the Cranbrook Community Forest, Cheif Isadore and Trans Canada Trail before winding you through beautiful farm land and epic views of the Steeples mountain range and Lake Koocanusa. All that before turning you around and sending you right back to where you started the day at Idlewild Park. You'll believe us when you ride it, this course is one you'll never forget. 



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