A Unique Gravel Grinder

Hunt of the North is not your typical gravel event. Not a race, the Hunt is a true test of your gravel cycling skills. Riders will need skills of navigation, proficiency on dirt, a readiness to support other riders and the patience to look at their surroundings. While optional routes may be provided, we encourage all participants to find their own course in preparation for the Hunt.

Courses are not marked, and we will have at least one centrally located aid station. All riders must return to the Canyon Showroom by 12:30PM to be eligible for the raffle and enjoy our event party. For reference, below the three routes from our 2018 event below, that departed from Rouleur Brewing in Carlsbad, CA.

2018 ENDURANCE Course

(Extreme Stoke) Course Details: Between 50-60 miles, 5000 ft elevation, 60% dirt

Don’t let the mileage fool you, as this will feel more like you’re choking down a waffle than snacking on a wafer. This is the most challenging 4 hour grind you may ever experience! Just ask 2 time BWR champion Larissa Conners, who was the only rider to completely finish the course in 2018. Steep gradients, gnarly roots, technical singletrack and multiple water crossings will welcome those who dare to take on the extreme stoke course. Crafted only for the strongest of riders who can complete it in 4 hours, as this would be an all day sufferfest for most mortals.

2018 CROSS Course

(Super Stoke) Course Details: Between 40-45 miles, 4000 ft elevation, 50% dirt

Our Super Stoke Course resembles what a typical Gravelstoke weekend ride might entail, with around 40-45 miles and lots of difficult terrain to cover.

2018 Road Plus course

(Mellow Stoke) Course Details: Between 30-40 miles, 3500 ft elevation, 40% dirt

Our Mellow Stoke route will be crafted for those who want to hit all checkpoints, but keeps things chill with less than 50% dirt and mileage around 35 miles.