The ¾ Minus Cykeltur is a gravel gran 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, to be held September 16, 2023. Riders on both ¾ Minus Cykeltur routes will earn points towards the overall series tally. Points will be awarded as follows: