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Have you got some giddyup in your gravel game? Then get yourself signed up for the Bovine Classic!

America’s 4th Hardest, Cow-Themed, Wine Country Gravel Fondo experience stampedes into Atascadero, California on Saturday November 5th, 2022

Gran Fondo Guide fans use code GF20 at checkout for $20 OFF!

Enjoy a weekend of world-class, mixed-surface cycling in the heart of the Paso Robles wine region in beautiful San Luis Obispo County (SLO). The Bovine Classic has three routes designed to challenge riders of most skill and fitness levels. This is a version of old California filled with surprises. The Bovine Classic features challenging gravel riding with the best of Paso Robles and SLO style. Bring your family, herd your friends, and stay for the weekend. This is an up-and-coming cycling destination with EPIC dirt riding in one of the nation’s favorite vacation getaways.

Have you got some giddyup in your gravel game?

Line up in the Bovine corral for a 40-, 70-, or 101-mile cattle drive through the region’s less-travelled spots. This ride’s about enjoying amazing terrain in a stunning setting. You’ll have the opportunity to put your gravel rig through its paces on the three timed climbs (one on the Gentle Bovine course). There are prizes for top-three segment winners in each category. The Bovine Classic promises on-course support with ride marshals, roving mechanical aid, and well-stocked feed stops to keep you moo-vin.

After all that grinding on some of the most surprising gravel in the West, unwind in Atascadero’s historic town square for a great party with food, drinks, music, drinks and laughs–and lots of new riding buddies. Join in a huge raffle–with multiple Grand Prizes from local and national partners–to benefit Operation Surf.

The weekend’s off-the-bike time presents opportunities to enjoy amazing wines, microbrews & distilled craft spirits; exceptional farm-to-table cuisine; zip-lining & horseback riding through gorgeous vineyards; and a welcoming, laid-back, small-town spirit.

Join The Bovine Classic Herd: Giddyup, let’s ride!

Join The Bovine Classic Herd: Giddyup, let’s ride!

Three Paths for the Herd!

The Bovine Classic will have three courses to challenge every level of mixed-surface cycling enthusiast. Each course includes a healthy dose of dirt and asphalt riding. The Big Bovine is 101 miles with a whopping 9,063 feet of climbing, and includes the climbs of Kiler, Klau, Cypress, SRR, Moss, Rocky Cyn, Akron and Black Hawk with gradients up to 17%. This BIG course is approximately 48% dirt and 52% asphalt.

The Happy Bovine is 68 miles and 6,900 feet of climbing. The HAPPY course is approximately 35% dirt and 65% asphalt.

The Gentle Bovine 37 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing. The GENTLE course is approximately 21% dirt and 79% asphalt.

Three Paths for the Herd!

The Bovine Classic supports Operation Surf

Operation Surf’s mission is to channel the healing powers of the ocean to restore hope, renew purpose, and revitalize community for injured military personnel and veterans. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other traumas can have a lasting and detrimental impact on the human body. Rates of PTSD, suicide, and other lingering effects among military veterans are so alarming that the matter has been classified as a National Health Crisis by the VA and CDC. Every $15 donation you purchase when registering will enter you into a raffle to win prizes from local and national partners. Drawing will happen during the after-ride party. Prizes include:

 - Kask Mojito Helmet
 - KOO Spectro Glasses
 - Zipp Firecrest 303 wheelset
 - SRAM Gift Cards
 - Time Pedals
 - Stages Dash computers
 - Stages SB20 Smart Bike
 - and, more prizes are still coming!

The Bovine Classic supports Operation Surf

How to Get Here, Where to Stay?

The Paso Robles wine region is a 3.5-hour drive from Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area and 2 hours from Santa Barbara. If you’re coming from out of state, fly into SLO, Santa Barbara, Burbank, San Jose, LAX, or SFO.

Once you’re here, Atascadero is 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles, 20 minutes from San Luis Obispo Hotels & 25 minutes from camping options. We are in the middle of it all, which makes staying in the wine region a breeze. You’ll find great hotel options in Paso, Atascadero and San Luis Obispo. If you want something a little more private, try an Air BnB option. There is RV camping available in Paso Robles and more rustic camping options at Lake Santa Margarita.

Click here for our recommended list of accommodation options with Bovine Classic rates. This is wine country, though, so we encourage you to get your stays booked sooner rather than later!

Register NOW and SAVE $20!

Gran Fondo Guide fans use code GF20 at checkout for $20 OFF!

We’ve also got special discounted rates for groups, click here for a group rate inquiries

- 5% Discount for 3 to 5 Riders
- 10% for 6 to 7 Riders
- 15% for 8+ Riders

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The Bovine Classic Photo Gallery