Gorge Gravel Grinder

Ride 1 - Oregon Gravel Grinder Series

Course Description

The Gorge Gravel Grinder is where it all started. Located in The Dalles, Oregon this eastern Oregon location is the best location in the Northwest for Spring riding. With moderate marine air flowing off the coast coupled with being located in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountain Range it is your best bet for sun and warm temps in the spring. Surrounding The Dalles are hundreds of miles of paved and gravel farm roads with little to no motor traffic on them. The course offers great views of the Gorge and surrounding Cascade Mountain peaks as well as an assortment of old school buildings, barns and houses from the late 1800’s. Rolling wheat fields dominate the landscape in all directions blanketing hills in sea of green.   Expect average temps to be in the mid 40’s by race start and up into the mid 60’s by the peak of the day. Gravel sections are well packed, smooth and fast. Spring rains provide good moisture keeping the dust down. No portion of the courses exceeds double digits for climbing or descending. Just a lot of fast rolling hills.

Registration Fees

Category Small Grinder Medium Grinder Big Grinder
Before March 15th $55 $65 $75
After March 15th $65 $75 $85

  • Prizes will be given only for the Big Grind rides
  • Categories: men, women, masters men, masters women, and juniors.
  • Prizes include merchandise to the top 3 at each event, plus $1000 total in cash prizes for top 3 men and women for the overall series.
  • Overall series winner jersey awarded to top rider in each category.

Our Sponsors

Lodging Sponsor

Our sponsor Cousins Country Inn is offering 'Oregon Gravel Grinder' riders discounted rates- be sure to let them know you are with the event when calling for reservations (541) 298-5161

Small Grind Course

Medium Grind Course

Big Grind Course

Post Ride Refuel

The after party will be located at Clocktower Ales in downtown The Dalles. A huge selection of craft beers will be on tap as well as an assortment of menu options for your post event lunch. Music and prize drawing will keep the party hopping.

Packet Pick Up

Saturday, April 1

5 till 7pm
Mt View Cycles, Hood River

Sunday, April 2 (Race Day)

7 till 9am
Clock Tower Ales, The Dalles

Ride Starts at 9am

Clock Tower Ales - The Dalles