Getting off the roads for Gravel Grind West

Go on adventure with Gravel Grind West.

Embrace the thrill of the unknown with Gravel Grind West, an exhilarating gravel biking extravaganza set to ignite Westport, the adventure capital of Ireland, on September 16th. This event is a rallying cry to rediscover the essence of cycling, encouraging riders to blaze new trails and unlock untamed adventures. Everyone knows that West Mayo has the Great Western Greenway, what they don’t know is that there is another level to discover when you come west, a level that’s family friendly and endearing to the adventurer.

Gravel Grind West wants to expose these routes by hosting four electrifying events, tailored to diverse skill levels, there’s a challenge for everyone. Dare to conquer the “Shore 50k,” “The Bothy 75k,” or test your mettle on the rugged “Wild Nephin 110.” For the boldest adventurers, there’s the Epic “Wild Nephin Rocky 145k,” featuring the legendary Skelp, the shoulder of the formidable Croagh Patrick.

Anticipate awe-inspiring landscapes, off-road thrills, and exclusive sections that defy the ordinary. Whether you’re a gravel newbie or a seasoned rider, there’s a route with your name on it.

Local businesses like The Towers Bar and Restaurant, Westport Bike Shop Ltd, and more have rallied behind this gravel revolution, fuelling its growth.

All cyclists are summoned to seize this adventure, with open arms to all kinds of off-road bikes, even E-Bikes for Saturday’s events. Gravel Grind West is fuelled by support from Coillte, Westport House, Marrey Bikes, Nuasan, the Great Western Greenway, Wild Nephin National park, Mayo County Council, and other local allies.

Don’t let this opportunity slip through your spokes. Join us on the uncharted gravel roads of Westport. Register now and uncover more at Gear up for an unparalleled biking escapade!