Sandpoint, Idaho
May 4th, 2024

The ¾ Minus Cykeltur is a gravel grand fondo consisting of a 52-mile route on asphalt and gravel roads and a 75-mile route on asphalt, gravel, and some dirt singletrack trail. The 3/4 Minus starts and finishes on Oak Street between Syringa Cyclery and Matchwood Brewing Company, and is followed by a party and award ceremony at Matchwood Brewing with food, drink, and live music. It takes place annually on the first Saturday in May.

Proceeds from the ¾ Minus Cykeltur benefit the Pend Oreille Pedalers (POP), Sandpoint’s local Bike club and trail building organization. POP is the primary cycling advocate and trail building organization in the area. Please consider making an additional donation at registration to POP.

Starting in 2023, the ¾ Minus Cykeltur comprises the first stage of the newly created Idaho Panhandle Gravel Series, to also include a new gravel route as part of the Chafe 150 gran fondo in June, and a new event, the Monarch Grind. Riders on both ¾ Minus Cykeltur routes will earn points towards the overall series tally.

Friday, May 3, 2024

  • 4:00-7:00 PM: Packet Pickup/Registration at Matchwood Brewing

Saturday, May 4, 2024

  • 8:00-9:30 AM: On Site Registration and Check-in
  • 9:30 AM: Pre-Ride Meeting
  • 10:00 AM: Ride Starts
  • Post-ride festivities and refreshments at Matchwood Brewing Company immediately following ride
  • 3:30 PM:  Awards – Prizes for top three men and women finishers 

Post-ride meal and one drink for $14

December 15-17: Early Bird pricing, $50, will be open for ONE WEEKEND ONLY starting December 15 and ending December 17

December 18 – April 26: Regular Pricing of $75 for the event will run December 18 – April 26

April 27 – May 4: Pricing is $90 for the week leading up to race day

May 4: Race day registration is available and will cost $90

To register, click HERE

You can also come into Syringa Cyclery and register in person from Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, May 3 between 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Online registration starts on December 15th with Early Bird pricing is available December 15-17, 2023. Secure the best price and lock-in your 3/4 Minus race early. After December 17, pricing goes up to $75. 

Onsite registration can be done at the event on the morning of race day, May 4.

Registration includes event entry, event t-shirt, swag bag, and post ride party & awards ceremony at Matchwood Brewing. 

The Idaho Panhandle Gravel Series debuted in 2023 as the brain child of Syringa Cyclery shop owner, Charles Mortensen. 

The series is comprised of three races: The 3/4 Minus Cykeltur, Chafe 150, and Monarch Grind. Riders are given points based on their finishing place for each race they participate in and an overall winner is crowned at the end of the final race, Monarch Grind. The 3/4 Minus and Chafe 150 are based out of Sandpoint, ID and the Monarch Grind is based out of Clark Fork, ID. 

Entrants do not have to compete in all three races to be eligible to win the overall IPGS series. 

Two Humper One Humper
Finishing Place Points Finishing Place Points
1 30 1 25
2 26 2 21
3 23 3 18
4 20 4 15
5 18 5 13
6 16 6 11
7 14 7 9
8 12 8 7
9 10 9 5
10 9 10 4
11 8 11 3
12 7 12 2
13 6 13 and up 1
14 5    
15 4    
16 3    
17 2    
18 and up 1    

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3/4 Minus – One Humper
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3/4 Minus – Two Humper

You can pick up your race packet at Syringa Cyclery (518 Oak Street, Sandpoint, ID) from Tuesday, April 30 – Friday, May 3 between 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. You can also get your packet on race day at Matchwood Brewing between 8:00 – 9:30 AM. 

  • Electronic chip timing will be used for the Three-Quarter Minus Cykeltur and results will be available online shortly after the end of the ride.
  • The ride will begin as a neutral start at a controlled speed with a Police escort, after which riders are free to ride at their desired pace.
  • All riders are required to wear helmets and follow State of Idaho traffic laws for bicycles, including yielding at stop signs and treating red lights as stop signs. Extra caution shall be taken at railroad and highway crossings.
  • Participants may ride any style of bicycle; however, motorized bicycles, including eBikes, and bicycles with aero bars are not allowed. A large percentage of the route is on gravel or dirt roads; bicycles with traction tires are recommended.
  • The route will be marked with directional arrows, as needed, at road changes and intersections. Select road crossings will be controlled by volunteer flaggers wearing high-visibility vests. All riders are required to follow directions from the flaggers.
  • Riders shall ride single file when vehicular traffic is encountered for safety reasons and to not unduly obstruct vehicular traffic.
  • The route includes two rest/aid stations where hydration and energy supplements will be available, and riders can seek first aid if needed. A sweep vehicle will follow the riders, as well. For safety reasons, riders are not allowed to receive nutritional/hydration assistance from unauthorized moving or stationary vehicles.
  • Participants are responsible for their own mechanical repairs during the event if needed. If a bicycle becomes unrideable, support vehicles will be available to transport riders and bicycles back to the finish line
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