Truckee Fondo
September 5, 2020

Race your gravel bike in Truckee, California

Best suited for a GRAVEL bike or a hardtail mountain bike. Recommended Tire: Panaracer Gravel King Tubeless, 38c or larger.

This event is a competitive gravel/dirt event with awards for top 3 riders in various age and gender groups. Mixed-terrain gravel bikes are the best choice for this race.


  • $135 per person for long and medium routes. (save 35% during the 3-day long early-bird window)
  • FREE non-competitive "Rollout" option (15 or 26 miles).


  • Traffic controlled intersections *(See "Ride Rules" on "More Info page").
  • Competitive categories and prizes to top finishers (except "Rollout").
  • Post-Race festival entry.
  • Sumptuous, abundant post-ride meal.
  • Beer for participants over 21.


LONG ROUTE (67 miles, 5,726')
MEDIUM ROUTE (58 miles, 4,117')
NON TIMED (26 miles, 1,519')


Some extra notes about the route so you know what to expect out there and can prepare for the day.

Bike Selection

The optimal bike choice in our opinion is going to be a  gravel bike with 38c or bigger tires, or a mountain bike hardtail.

Like any good, challenging gravel course, there is no single bike that will be best suited for the entire route. Bike strategy will be at play in the race. Some sections will benefit a mountain bike, while most will benefit a gravel bike. Rule of thumb: if your plan is to hammer and go as fast as possible, ride a gravel bike with 38c tires. If your plan is maximum fun, enjoy the ride and rally the downhills, pull out a fast and light mountain bike. 


Traditional overall scoring is captured at the dirt/gravel event. The top three men and top three women for the day will be recognized in various age groupings* (U20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+) for the long and medium courses. The short course (Rollout) will not be timed.

*age categories are subject to change.


Park along Soaring Way and follow the signs to the Event Venue.