The Bear Growl Gravel Grinder is a fundraiser for Mountain Circle Family Services Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit foster care and adoption agency. We are excited to announce our third annual gravel grinder ride this fall in beautiful Indian Valley

Ride Day: September 12, 2020

The Bear Growl Gravel Grinder is unique gravel and paved ride coming to Indian Valley fall 2020. This ride features 101, 54, 47, and 33-mile paved options as well as 97, 54, and 38-mile gravel options. The goal of this ride is to bring an exciting and challenging bike ride to beautiful Indian Valley that has options for riders of all ages and abilities.

Gravel Ride

Highlighting this ride is a grueling 97-mile gravel loop that will take riders on an unforgettable journey of Indian Valley. Riders can expect spectacular vistas from high peaks, 9,100′ of elevation gain, and a 60/40 gravel to pavement ratio. Two shorter gravel loops are available as well.

Road Ride

Additionally, the Bear Growl Gravel Grinder offers a 101 mile pavement ride with 6,000′ of elevation gain, a 54 mile ride with 3500′ of climb and relatively flat 47 and 33 mile pavement rides.

The ride begins and ends at the campground in Taylorsville, CA at 7:00 a.m on Saturday, September 12, 2020, and will feature a complimentary catered lunch, beer from a variety of breweries, and a Tri-Tip barbecue after the race (dinner tickets for sale in registration).

About Us: Mountain Circle Family Services, Inc. is a non-profit community-based organization, committed to ensuring stability and life-sustaining changes for foster and adoptive children. Since 1986, Mountain Circle has supported over 3,500 children and families in their journey to a healthier future. Our approach is simple: Offer the best possible training to resource families, provide 24/7 support by experienced social workers/mentors, and equip older foster youth with the skills they will need to be productive adults in the real world. Nonprofit Tax ID: 68–052345. Running with the Bears is our annual fundraiser.

All proceeds from the Bear Growl Gravel Grinder will go toward supporting foster children and parents. To learn more about Mountain Circle, please visit the agency website.