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The HRing Gravel – Iceland 2025

June 21, 2025

Riders on HRing route in Iceland
Last updated July 10, 2024 --

The 2025 event date is not confirmed -- The HRing Gravel - Iceland 2025 is a unique and exhilarating gravel race in Iceland's breathtaking landscapes. This event offers a distinctive cycling experience, highlighting Iceland’s rugged terrain, stunning vistas, and challenging routes. The event also takes place near Iceland's capital city of Reykjavik, making for an easy travel experience and the foundation of an incredible cycling holiday.  The HRing Gravel - Iceland 2025 route is a 43k loop with just under 2000 feet of elevation gain.  There are four race options to choose from, spanning a variety of challenges.  The Sufferfest 24 is the ultimate endurance test where riders have 24 hours to complete eight laps, 342k, and 4600m of elevations.  Riders in the Gritfest 12 will have 12 hours to complete for laps, a total of 172k and 2300m of elevation gain.  The Gravel Trek 8 allows riders 8 hours to complete two laps, and the fun Pebble Trek 4 is one lap of the 43k course.

Reykjavik, Iceland, for the active traveler

Reykjavik, Iceland, is a dream destination for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, especially those passionate about cycling. The city offers a unique blend of urban and natural landscapes, making it an ideal base for a cycling vacation. Cyclists can explore the city's scenic coastal paths, venture into the rugged countryside, or challenge themselves on the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon epic routes. Reykjavik hosts several cycling events, including the popular Gravel Earth Series event, The Rift, which provides another opportunity to experience Iceland's breathtaking scenery firsthand.

Off the bike, Reykjavik offers a wealth of activities to keep any outdoor enthusiast entertained. You can explore geothermal wonders at the Blue Lagoon, hike to the top of Mount Esja for panoramic views, or embark on a whale-watching tour in Faxaflói Bay. The city's vibrant cultural scene, with its museums, galleries, and music festivals, perfectly balances outdoor adventures. Don't miss the chance to relax in one of the many hot springs or try local delicacies like fresh seafood and lamb. Reykjavik promises a well-rounded vacation with many exhilarating experiences on and off the bike.

About Gro Races - Related Events

GRO Races, which produces HRing Gravel, is a premier event producer known for organizing some of the most challenging and scenic cycling events in the US and is expanding internationally. Their portfolio includes a variety of mountain bike and gravel races, each designed to push participants' limits while showcasing stunning landscapes.  One of their flagship events is the True Grit Epic MTB, held in Santa Clara, Utah. This race is renowned for its technical singletrack and scenic desert terrain, making it a bucket-list event for many mountain bikers. The event is part of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE), which includes some of the most demanding endurance races in the country.  Another standout event is unPAved of the Susquehanna River Valley, which takes place in Pennsylvania. This gravel race is known for its beautifully maintained gravel paths, scenic countryside, and festive atmosphere. The event has quickly gained popularity and is celebrated for its combination of challenging routes and community-driven fun.  GRO Races also produces the 25 Hours in Frog Hollow, a unique endurance event held in Hurricane, Utah. This race challenges participants to complete as many laps as possible within 25 hours on a 13-mile loop, offering a mix of technical and scenic desert riding. The event fosters a lively, communal atmosphere with camping options and local dining.  Overall, GRO Races excels in creating memorable and challenging cycling events that attract athletes worldwide. Each race is thoughtfully organized to highlight the natural beauty of its location, offering participants an unparalleled racing experience both on and off the bike.





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