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DATE: June 2, 2024
TIME: 8:00 AM

LOCATION: The Picaroons Roundhouse - 912 Union Street, Fredericton, NB


Please note that routes are subject to change. All riders must return to the Picaroons Roundhouse by 1:30 PM at the latest. 


All participants must register at a fee of $70. Every registered rider gets a Gravel Grind t-shirt and memento to cherish. Participants' names will be put into a draw for a chance to win some door prizes. Although fundraising is not necessary, if a rider fundraises $100 or more their name gets entered in the draw to win our large door prize. All proceeds for this event go directly to Special Olympics NB. 

Please note that in order to get an individual tax receipt, you must register as an individual. If more than on registration is purchased in the same transaction, only one tax receipt will be issues.

Not participating but looking to support? Click below to donate to a personal page in support of Special Olympics NB. ​


MAY 30 & 31, 2024

Pre-Event Check-In

Riders are able to pick up their swag as well as sign up for the race at The Radical Edge Bike Shop on Westmorland St. between 11am and 1:30pm on the 30th, or from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Special Olympics office on the 31st. 

JUNE 2, 2024

Rider Check-In

Riders are asked to check in 30 minutes prior to their ride. Any riders that check in at the Radical Edge on Friday do not need to do so the morning of the event.


Picaroons Roundhouse

125k Route- 8:00 am

80k Route- 9:00 am

50k Route- 10:00 am

30k Route- 10:30 am


Picaroons Roundhouse

The party starts at 12pm. All riders must return to the Picaroons Roundhouse by 1:30pm at the latest. Riders will have a chance to grab a bit to eat, sip on local brews, and win some prizes!


The first ever gravel grind event was held on May 31, 2015 in conjunction with the Radical Edge and raised over $15,000 to support Special Olympics New Brunswick. Going into our 10th year we plan to continue to raise the bar and provide participants with the most epic recreational ride of the year!

The Gravel Grind is a fundraising event for Special Olympics dedicated to bringing a group of fun, friendly and adventurous people together for a great cause. Although not required riders are strongly encouraged to sign-up online and fundraise. Every dollar goes towards Special Olympics programs right here in the province.

The Gravel Grind is being held in the spirit of the Italian grand fondo; or cross country ski loppet.  Some cyclists ride for the satisfaction and pride of completing an event, while others want to challenge themselves or their friends and be at the front of the pack. No matter your goal, we're stoked to have you join, but please keep in mind that this is not a race. We are devoted to maintaining a laid back and fun atmosphere that can be enjoyed by both recreational and competitive cyclists. 

The Gravel Grind is intended to appeal to all types of riders; road, mountain, cyclocross and hybrids. We want this event to be a celebration of cycling, spring and the gathering of like minded individuals. If you enjoy a good challenge, good food, and good drinks, we've got you covered.  

In preparation for the event, riders are encouraged to keep an eye on the weather and come prepared.  We recommend bringing bike shorts, a bike jersey (or comfortable athletic shirt), socks, a jacket or vest, gloves, water bottles, extra food for the ride (energy bars, gels, etc.), and extra clothing for the after-party in case you get wet! ​

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