Instead of asking your friends what their miles per hour were (MPG) at the Gorge Gravel Grinder, you will be asking them about their gravel pace group (GPG) instead. All joking aside, our GPG are meant to help you have the most fun and ride our race how you want to, plus you’ll get to make new friends. Each freight train of fun will have an Engine and a Caboose, two designated leaders who will help keep the ride sandwiched together and moving along at the designated speed. Sound like fun?
Ride it or race it: it’s up to you. The goals at this year’s Gorge Gravel Grinder are to support all levels of rider and to chase our dream to achieve an unprecedented 50% female ridership. We think you can, so click here to learn more about this first-of-its-kind freight train of fun!
These are the riders who have made the Gravel Badass Hall of Fame because of their extraordinary willpower and strength to ride one of the toughest challenges in gravel.
Learn more about each of these Badasses on the Gravel Badass Hall of Fame page here.
# of Oregon Series Events: 4
Total Miles: 723.5
Total Elevation: 62,197
# of Oregon Series Events: 3
Total Miles: 586.6
Total Elevation: 51,242
April 23, 2023
Ride 1 in the Series
Dust off your saddle and get ready for this early season, spring gravel grinder. Test your fitness and start your path of preparation for the Grand Tour of Gravel of the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder. This one-day event offers three distance options, remarkable views, and buttery smooth roads- perfect for the first-time rider, experienced gravel guru, and elite cyclist alike!
May 12-14, 2023
Ride 2 in the Series
Where is the best place to go gravel cycling in Bend, Oregon? The Cascade Gravel Grinder is one of the most scenic and diverse gravel events in the country. Ride or race on Sunday's big celebration of gravel or be part of the three day stage race, giving riders the opportunity to see a variety of high desert terrain with amazing views of the Cascade Mountain Range.
June 21-25, 2023
Ride 3 in the Series
The Grand Tour of Gravel! This five-day event will challenge and reward racers and adventure riders not only on the epic days in the saddle but the celebration of the gravel family each night at camp. We take care of all of the details and support you on your journey- from tents to gourmet food to professional massage and nightly entertainment- you'll come away sore, accomplished, and with unmatched tales and friendship from the trail.
July 8, 2023
Ride 4 in the Series
Ochoco Gravel Grinder and Festival is the final celebration of the series with some of the best gravel roads in Oregon, during the most beautiful time of year. Warm summer days and cool nights with low humidity, make for ideal riding conditions. The Ochoco National Forest is a beautiful place with minimal traffic, located an hour east of Bend, Oregon.