Welcome to the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series!

3 Epic Rides - 3 Regions of Oregon

The Oregon Gravel Grinder is a collection of three events located in the Columbia Gorge, Central Oregon and Mt. Hood regions. The idea was hatched after watching the spring classics in Europe were athletes must not only compete against themselves but also against the roads and weather that elevate the difficulty of the races. It is not always the strongest rider that wins but the rider who poses uncanny strategy, master bike handling skills and a little bit of luck. We rolled out our first event the Gorge Roubaix in 2013 and immediately it was embraced by the cycling community as a local spring “Classic”. The race consisted of quite paved country roads with sections of gravel to add challenge and break up the packs of riders. Two years later the Gorge Gravel Grinder was added as a mass start event that everyone could ride and take on the task of challenging themselves. It was man and machine against the road. No license or racing experience was necessary, just a lot of determination and grit.

 

We are now excited to announce the expansion of Gravel Grinder to a three ride series called the Oregon Gravel Grinder. We have selected the most scenic, challenging, and quality roads to be found in the state of Oregon. Many are iconic and are included as part of Oregon Scenic Bikeways. These are signature roads that are unique and that you will find no were else.   Each ride comes complete with chip timing that allows for immediate results posted onsite and online as well as interim timing points and competitions along the way. Well stocked aid stations, porta potties and well signed courses mean that you can focus completely on the task of finishing strong. Each has a post event party were riders can bask in their accomplishment and trade stories with friends and fellow riders of their experience along the way.   Ready for the Grinder Challenge?   Then pick one of these three epic events or better yet do all three and ride at the next level!

Registration Fee for the Series (All 3 Epic Rides)

Category Small Grinder Medium Grinder Big Grinder
Before March 15th NA $195 $225
After March 15th NA $250 $255

Rider who sign up for all three rides will receive one event T-shirt as well as the commemorative Oregon Gravel Grinder Series jersey! 

  • 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

Gorge Gravel Grinder

Sunday, April 2
The Dalles, Oregon

Small Grind 41 miles
Medium Grind 65 miles
Big Grind 96 Miles

High Desert Gravel Grinder

Sunday, June 4
Bend, Oregon

No Small Grind
Medium Grind 70 miles
Big Grind 97 miles

Mt. Hood Gravel Grinder

Saturday, July 8
Mt Hood, Oregon

Small Grind 42 miles
Medium Grind 56 miles
Big Grind 86 miles