Union City Fondo & Gravel Grind

Road rides: 30, 60 & 100 miles | Mixed Surface rides: 60 & 150 miles


WHY ROAD FONDO? Our velvety road rides of 50, 100 and 160 kilometers are well-suited to the beginner and the ultra-chill veteran alike. It’s scenic out here, with unabused country tarmac that rides much smoother than most. Whether you’re working up to the 30-mile or gunning for a century, it’s a delectable challenge, with so. Much. Climbing.

WHY GRAVEL GRIND? Most people don’t expect to find this kind of gravel just a few minutes outside Atlanta, so our mixed surface routes (100 and 200 kilometers) are surprising. They’re also rife with horrible life-affirming challenges to make every bone in your body curse your name: dirt, gravel, stream crossings, sand, tarmac, and so! Much! Climbing!


Regardless of your level, this is the event you’ll work up to this year. It’s an accomplishment just to finish our century routes, and for some, even 30 miles can be a battle. We salute everyone who pushes themselves to tackle this event.

If you’re ready, up the ante with a personal time goal. Or ride to win against some true athletes, thus cementing your own reputation as the truest athlete of all—and taking home the coveted belt as 2022’s King/Queen of the Road (in the Polyester100) or Unofficial Mixed Surface Champion (in the ToughSkin Open).

If you haven’t Fondoed with us before, you should know that our after-party is the stuff of dreams, with massages and music and food and beer and chairs, such chairs, chairs as far as the eye can see. This year, there will also be chili.

Honey Bee Stinger

The Valdosta Bike Center is honored to host the 6th annual 2022 Honey Bee Stinger cycling event on February 26th, 2022 in Hahira GA. The Stinger Dirt Road route: This is a 70 mile dirt and gravel road route through the plantation and farming roads of Southern Georgia. Roll out at 9:00 am. We are looking into a shorter option (17-20mile) for those who want to participate but aren’t ready for the 70 miles yet.


Mayhaw Gravel Grind

The Miller County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual fund raiser gravel ride. There are multiple route options to accommodate different fitness levels, and aid stations will be present. About 70% of each route is on beautiful unpaved roads of Southwest Georgia. More information.

Worst Day of the Year Gravel Ride

Get ready for the 2021 Worst Day of the Year Gravel Ride! We’ve been lucky that for the last couple of years, it has not actually been the WORST day of the year, but with what 2020 has thrown us, who knows? Come ride with us and find out! Ride starts at 10 a.m. at the Haralson Pavilion and there will be 30-mile and 50-mile options. More information. 

Georgia Gravel Grinduro

The Grinduro day of events will be fully supported, staffed and permitted with local government and police. There will be professionally chip timed KOM Segments, fully stocked Aid Stations, partially marked courses and amazing friendly competition. More information.

International Women’s Gravel Ride

The ride is about 19-miles of rolling hills. Bring at least 2 water bottles and a snack. A helmet is required and flat kit is strongly suggested. There will be an option to cut one gravel section at about the halfway point plus a special SAG stop just for IWD!

This ride can be done on a gravel bike, mountain bike or hybrid with larger tires.

Nervous about your first ride? Don’t be! We’ll walk you through the basics and stick together allowing any faster riders to go ahead!

More information and link to registration.