Care to volunteer or maybe you just have a question? Feel free to reach out to us. 

  • Quiet roads with well stocked rest stops hosted by local non-profits
  • Lunch at the halfway point
  • Experienced SAG and intersection control, well-marked route
  • ​Join us for the post ride BBQ – beer and wine garden
  • Visit historic gold mining towns after the ride
  • Experience our gravel rides - a way of rethinking what makes for a "great" ride: Combining adventures on the bike that begin and end at urban in-town locations,



Join us for the seventh annual gold country Challenge.  A ride through the historic gold mining country of western Nevada County.​

And we added the 21st Annual Charity Gravel Ride Supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Save the Date

  June 12, 2021 


Registration is now open


The 2020 VirtualGold Country CharityChallenge

November 4th-8th
In this crazy and upsetting year of Covid 19, non-profit organizations and schools are struggling to meet the needs of Nevada County youth. To do our part to help these organizations, the Rotary Club of Grass Valley has joined with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern Sierra, Bright Futures for Youth (formerly NEO and the Friendship Club) and Lyman Gilmore Middle School and our many sponsors to bring you the Virtual Gold Country Charity Challenge. Profits from the Charity Challenge will be distributed to our four youth organization partners.

All proceeds will stay in Nevada County.
The Charity Challenge is simple. Register for the Challenge and then pick the exercise routine of your choice, be it cycling, jogging, kayaking, walking, swimming, etc., and keep track of your miles cycled, walked or run, laps swum, or hours kayaked from November 4th-8th. There will be awards for those who meet milestones in their chosen event and a prize for the cyclist who rides the most miles and also one for the most elevation gained over the five days of the event. 

All registrants will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes (not yet determined).

Click the registration button below to learn more about the Charity Challenge and to complete the registration form.

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Due to Covid 19 the event for 2020 has been canceled.