Grass Routes CC
in association with The Bike Place

Grass Routes
Gran Fondo

165km of Irish Boreen Roads

19 - SEP - 2021


This Event is Proudly supported by Tipperary County Council

An Irish Boreen Adventure!

A one-of-a-kind cycle adventure hosted by the Grass Routes CC, in association with The Bike Place. This self guided Grass Routes Gran Fondo takes participants on a criss-cross 165km stage where they weave a path from rural boreen to boreen, taking in several mixed surface sectors on route to the finish.

Influenced by the American DIY gravel events, but more in common with the European โ€œclassicsโ€, the crew at Grass Routes CC have taken the no marshal self-guided approach and brought it to the road community; ever wonder where that small road goes? Well now you know!


"Really enjoyed that crazy route. Thanks to all involved as well as the locals who were out cheering and ringing bells. Very one day classic ๐Ÿ˜… Ended up getting GRGF tattoo during the event in the shape of briar cuts washed with nettle stings all along my left arm and leg. Boreen Bruvas for life โœŠ ๐Ÿ˜‚"
Terence O'R
Deronde CC
"Absolutely epic route - there were definitely some roads the Southside Wheely Wheelers hadn't seen before ๐Ÿ˜‚.. so well organised and marked out. Great stop, lovely chat with the mammy too ๐Ÿ˜‚ That first climb certainly let us know what we were in for ๐Ÿ˜ฐ kudos guys"
Jason Wright
Southside WW
"The route was fantastic as it twisted and turned through the lanes and boreens of Counties Tipperary and Limerick. After a couple of hours of trying the sun finally came out and we were treated to warm sunshine and blue skies for the rest of the day.... Thanks to the organiser's for putting on a super event that was very well run! We'll be back."
Back Road Group
Co. Waterford
"I loved it. Even when I was cursing the final KOM's๐Ÿ˜‚. And the staff did an amazing job. Next year we will try to be there in time ๐Ÿ˜โŒš. Great event๐Ÿ‘Œโค๏ธ"
Mรกrcia Isabel Bandarra Salvador
TC Racing