#GRINDUROITALIAMUST HAVE RACER INFO Are you ready for some maxin’ and relaxin’ or what?! We sure are! We are stoked to see you soon in PuntAla Camp & Resort. This snazzy document is your go-to for key event information. Visit https://grinduro.com/italy.php for even more event details. Alright, let’s jump right in! VENUE ADDRESS & MAP OF EVENT GROUNDS PuntAla Camp & ResortLoc. Punta Ala 58043 Castiglione della Pescaia GR (ITALIA)GPS coordinates: N 42°50’29” E 10°46’47”.Google Map By Train:From Firenze Santa Maria Novella – connections every hour to the railway station of Follonica or Grosseto + bus/taxi to PuntAla Camp & Resort By Plane:The nearest airport is Pisa Galileo Galilei International Airport (about 1h and 20m). There will be a private transfer service to PuntAla Camp & Resort, bikes included, upon reservation. Alternatively, taxi or train + bus/taxi to PuntAla Camp & Resort. PICK UP AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE If you are arriving at the airport in Pisa, you may use our Shuttle service to the PuntAla Camp & Resort. For more information, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org EVENT SCHEDULE Get the full weekend schedule, including mealtimes, expo hours, awards schedule, live music, and oh so much more!Grinduro Italia Event’s Schedule CELL COVERAGE & WIFI At PuntAla Camp & Resort WI Fi free coverage. GRAVEL BIKE RENTAL SERVICE At the Punta Ala Trail Center we have a full range of bikes. For more information please visit: Punta Ala Trail Center or write to email@example.com PARTICIPANT ARRIVAL & PARKING GATES OPEN: Grinduro ITALIA gates open for participant arrival on Friday, September 8th at 12:00pm. Greeters will be located at the entrance of the PuntAla Camp & Resort (Inflatable ARCH) to direct you towards registration tent to the Grinduro and Resort: Under the GRINDURO Registration Tent you will get all information about the festival, take your goodie bag (GRINDURO Race Packet). Registration will be opened on Friday until 6:30pm You should then go to the RECEPTION to check in for the PuntAla Camp & Resort. There you will receive all useful information for your stay. The Expo Area and GRINDURO VILLAGE: please follow the signs inside the resort. Parking is admitted ONLY in the parking areas marked in the map above with P. LATE ARRIVAL: The Reception of the PuntAla Camp & Resort is opened all night long, BUT please consider that cars cannot enter the camping area after 11pm. The GRINDURO Registration tent will be opened on Saturday 9th from 6:30 to 7:30AM. ONSITE REGISTRATION Onsite registration is available Friday and Saturday during the normal Registration/Check-in hours.Credit Card ONLY. CHECK-IN / PACKET PICKUP Check-in is open in the Race Control area under di Grinduro Registration Tent at the PuntAla Camp & Resort check in area during the following hours: Friday: 12:00pm – 6:30pm Saturday: 6:30am – 7:30am Bring the following with you to packet pickup: Your ID Signed waiver (Waivers available onsite, but save time by bringing a signed copy: Grinduro Italia WAIVER) Medical CertificateIt’s mandatory to show a medical certificate at the registration desk in Punta Ala (Grinduro Medical Certificate). In case you cannot make it at home, we can arrange an appointment for you in loco. Consider that if you will make it here, the price would be Euro 50,00 and you should book your slot writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. At packet pickup, you will receive the following: Your race envelope that includes number plate, twist ties, meal/drink tickets, plus any additional purchased items (friends/family camping pass, friends/family camping & meal pass)/GRINDURO bracelet Your swag bag full of goodies from Grinduro ITALIA event partners IMPORTANT TIMING CHIP DETAILS You will get a timing chip to track your stage times at the Timing Tent inside the Grinduro village. The chip is a bracelet, and this will be collected and activated at the Timing Tent in the Grinduro Village, on Friday (from 12pm to 5:15pm) if you take part to the Prologue and on Saturday if you don’t ride the Prologue (from 8:00am to 8:30am). You should leave a deposit of Euro 50,00 (cash) which will be returned to you when returning the chip on Saturday (Timing tent in the Grinduro Village) after the race. COURSE MAP & STAGE DETAILS GPX ROUTES CAN BE FOUND HEREIncluding:GrinduroGrinduritoWahoo Hangover RideDownload Grinduro Map PDF The GRINDURO route (100km / 62 miles, 1,500m+ elevation) offers an excellent balance between dirt and tarmac. Out of a total of 100km, no less than 56km are off-road, over hard-packet dirt and single track sections, never overly technical or with impossible gradients. The remaining distance is pretty much all on minor, low-traffic roads in the Maremma country side, a real pleasure for the body and the mind.The maximum elevation (490m above sea level) will be reached about 60km in, going up the slopes of Monte Arsenti Here are the GRINDURO stage details: Stage 1 La Zinghera Hill Climb ~ km10 | 2.8km / +160m Stage 2 Marsiliana Down Hill ~ km67 | 3.7km / -140m Stage 3 Montioni Jungle Singletrack ~ km74 | 3.8km / +70m -80m Stage 4 Le Api Downcountry ~ km96 | 1.7km / -20m -30m The GRINDURITO ride (65 km / 40 miles, 750m+ elevation) will pass through two non-timed special stages (1-4).At Grinduro Italia, for the first time in the series, e-bikes will be allowed. The EBIKE CATEGORY will offer a sociable untimed ride following the Grindurito course. GRINDURO / GRINDURITO COURSE SPLIT All Grinduro and Grindurito riders start together (with a gap of 10min), but the course split comes quick at km 42. At this point Grindurito riders will make a right turn to ride back to the Resort, and Grinduro riders will ride on to Massa Marittima. Keep your head up and make sure you end up on the correct route! RESULTS Live results will be available as timing chips are turned in at the end of your ride. Results will be displayed on a monitor at the timing tent near the start/finish arch. SCHWALBE SHAKEDOWN RIDE & PROLOGUE STAGE The Schwalbe Shakedown Ride & Prologue Stage is open to ride anytime on Friday from 5:45pm – 6:45pm, with a podium for overall Male, Female, and Open Gender stage winners Friday at 7:30pm at the Beach Bar. You must complete packet pickup and get your timing chip before your ride. You will activate your chip at the stage start and must return to the timing tent by 6:45pm to dip your chip to be included in overall results. This is an optional ride and will not be counted towards Saturday’s results. SATURDAY RACE START Grinduro Mass start: 9:00amGrindurito Mass Start: 9:10amEbike Mass start: 9:15am There is a mandatory rider briefing at 8:30am. Please activate your timing chip at the Timing tent from 8:00am to 8:30am! STAGE START CLOSE TIMES All timed stage starts have a close time. If you arrive at a stage after the start has closed, you will not receive a time for that stage. Stage 1 (La Zinghera Hill Climb) Start Closes at: 11:30 Stage 2 (Marsiliana Down Hill) Start Closes at: 15:45 Stage 3 (Montioni Jungle Singletrack) Start Closes at: 16:15 Stage 4 (Le Api Down Country) Start Closes at 17:00 CUTOFF TIMES There are two cutoff times for Grinduro,: Grinduro Cutoff 1: 15:45 / End of Stage 2 Grinduro Cutoff 2: 17:00 If you arrive at any cutoff after the times above, you have missed the cutoff and cannot continue course. You must forfeit your timing chip to a course marshal, and you will receive no time for the uncompleted race stages. You will be directed to a shortcut back to the event venue or given the option of getting a ride back to the venue in a sweep vehicle. TIMING CHIP DIP/RETURN CUTOFF TIMES You must dip/return your timing chip to the timing tent by the cutoff times listed below to be included in race results. Friday Prologue Stage Timing Chip DIP Saturday Grinduro Timing Chip RETURN Cutoff Time: soon after your arrival at the Resort If you dip/return your chip after the cutoff times, your results will not be included. AID STATIONS There are two types of aid stations on course: BASIC: Water and Fruits FULL: Full hosted aid station (water, food and drinks (MorisFarm wine and Grinduro Beer in PuntAla Camp & Resort.) If you have specific nutrition preferences, please bring your own supplies with you. Aid stations will be located at: GRINDURO:Aid Station A / End of Stage 1Aid Station B / (Morisfarms sponsor) (km 42,00)Aid Station C / End of Stage 2 – SPONSORED BY SCHWALBEAid Station D / Bike Service Hut – Spaghetti Climb (km 60,00)Aid Station E / End of Stage 3 – SPONSORED BY SHIMANO Aid Station E / End of Stage 4 – SPONSORED BY EVOC GRINDURITO:Aid Station A / End of Stage 1Aid Station B / (Morisfarms sponsor) (km 42,00) Aid Station C / PuntAla Camp & Resort SERVICE SUPPORT AT THE VENUE: Shimano Service Support will be in the Grinduro Village offering complimentary service. Shimano Service Support is available in the Grinduro Village Friday from 1:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday from 6:00am – 8:00am. ProBike Service Support will be available in the Grinduro Village offering complimentary service (not spare parts) on Friday from 4:00pm – 8:00pm and Saturday from 6:00am to 8:00pm. ON COURSE: You should bring everything you need to take care of any issues you might have (multi-tool, tubes, tire plugs, patch kit, pump, etc). If you need assistance, Shimano Service Support will be located at Aid Station E and SCHWALBE Service Support at Aid Station C. WEATHER WEATHER: Sea weather in late summertime could be rainy and / or sunny, so please check the weather forecast regularly leading up to the event and be prepared for anything. We recommend always carrying at least a wind/rain jacket and do not forget MOSKITO Spray!!! COURSE CONDITIONS The course is in great shape! Here are some details on each section of the course: here you find the most significant sections along the two loops and if there are recommendations to be pointed out to Riders. Stage 1: typical Gravel Forest Road of the Maremma Toscana, fast & hard Stage 2: like stage 1 but full gas to the bottom! Stage 3: jungle style single track, up & down Stage 4: fast & dusty single track be aware of the roots! STAGE 5 Whew, that should be all the important info. But one last thing: don’t forget to save some energy for Stage 5… The party! SUNDAY WAHOO HANGOVER RIDE We prepared a very nice loop for the Hangover Ride! You cannot miss it. It’s an up-and-down singletrack with some tarmac sections, easy and relaxed and a stop in Cala Violina for a swim in the crystal-clear water of this amazing bay. Not ready for the Hangover ride? No worries! There are plenty of things to do at the PuntAla Camp & Resort.: SUP, sailing, canoeing > Beach Reception Private beach with umbrellas and sunbeds > Beach Reception Bike Rental > Punta Ala Trail Center Adventure Park Tennis > Beach Reception CrossFit LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST! Do not forget to follow us:#grinduroitalia@grinduro@puntalatrailcenter WE LOOK FORWARD TO A WEEKEND OF THE PERFECT PARTY-TO-RACE RATIO IN PUNTA ALA!