On September 9, RCMBA and Revolution Bicycles hosted a gravel race/ride on Green Diamond Resource Company roads that left from Mad River Brewery on a foggy Saturday morning and looped around 22 miles and almost 3,000 feet of climbing on logging roads, around the Mad River drainage back to the brewery. This event was exciting for the club because it is the first event in many years held in cooperation with Green Diamond and is hopefully the start of a mutually beneficial relationship between the two organizations. Gary Rynearson, GDRCo public relations, is already talking about expanding the ride for next year. The Diamond Grinder itself had a great turn out with 68 riders from all disciplines- the randoneurring guys were there, the Downhill shuttle crew, the commuters, the mountain bikers, the kids, the grandparents! The awards went to first place, but the creative "mediocre awards" made us all laugh, consisting of a pint glass, a $7 gift card to Safeway, and a Slim Jim- Awarded for best crash, 34th place, and youngest rider. Big Thanks to Revolution's Andrew Spickerman and Justin Brown for this successful and creative event! Can't wait to see what you guys come up with next.