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April 24, 2022
Dufur, OR



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Thank you to everyone who was part of the 2022 Gorge Gravel Grinder.  Team Breakaway is cheering and high-fiving because it truly was the best Gorge Gravel Grinder yet.  A HUGE thank you to every participant, volunteer and the entire town of Dufur for welcoming us into their community. 


Some stats: 

  • 707 Total Registrations

  • 20% Female Participation, 200% increase over 2019!

  • 19 States Represented

    • Top 5 States:  OR, WA, CA, ID, CO​

  • 2 Countries Represented, USA & CAN 

  • Age Range 15 - 75 Years Old

  • Miles & Elevation

    • 37,953 miles achieved by riders​

    • 2,932,350 feet elevation climbed by riders

  • 74 Volunteers & Staff

  • Fuel Consumed

    • Bananas- 178 halves  

    • Oranges- 240 quarter cuts 

    • Rice Krispie Treats- 346

    • Granola Bars- 192

    • GU Energy Products- Tabs, Gels, Roctane....tons 

    • Coffee from Autobahn Coffee & Rad Chad- 27 gallons (drip & espresso)

    • New Belgium Libations- wait, who counted that? 



Sharing the Stoke - What people are saying about the Gorge Gravel Grinder!

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VeloNews:  Sarah Sturm storms to a win at Gorge Gravel Grinder

The Oregon race saw a 200 percent increase in female participation this year, as well as the debut of Special Blend Gravel, a women's gravel camp.

Sarah Sturm celebrated a victory in volcano country on Sunday.  The 33-year-old, who races for Specialized and Rapha among other sponsors, won the 93-mile Gorge Gravel Grinder in Dufur, Oregon. The race kicks off the summer-long Oregon Gravel Grinder Series presented by Breakaway Promotions. Sturm’s time of 4:36:09 put her on the podium ahead of Sarah Max (Argonaut Cycles) and Flavia Oliveira (Excel Sports). 


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Gran Fondo Guide:  Sarah Sturm and Aris Sophocles rock the 2022 Gorge Gravel Grinder

The Oregon race saw a 200 percent increase in female participation this year, as well as the debut of Special Blend Gravel, a women's gravel camp.

There were a total of 707 registrations, with a 20% increase in female participation, a 200% increase over 2019.  Riders from 19 states were represented with the most riders from Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho and Colorado.  Over 74 volunteers and staff from Breakaway Promotions supported the riders, Including students from Dufur School raising money for the Ranger Pride Education Foundation (send them a tip donation here!)  Participants raved about the superb aid stations packed with Bananas, Oranges, Rice Krispie Treats, Granola Bars, GU Energy Products including Tabs, Gels, Roctane and of course the legendary Coffee from Autobahn Coffee & 27 gallons of Rad Chad (drip & espresso). There were also New Belgium Libations on tap at the finish line too!


What our riders think of the Gorge Gravel Grinder!

"A well executed event with so many wonderful humans." - Eric

"So glad I came to this event as my first race ever. I was incredibly nervous, but as soon as I rolled up to the start line, I felt the anxiety turn to excitement. The atmosphere was so supportive and the incredible diversity of entrants really made me feel welcome and included. Can’t wait to go again." --Nora

"This whole team did a great job. My questions via emails were answered promptly. Pulling into town early, flaggers where right there to make sure I was being directed to all the right places for check in, bib pick up, etc. Overall, these gals and guys know how to run an event!" -Ricky

"I traveled 9 hours to do this event with a friend, as it was his first bike race. I've been an avid bike rider/age group racer for about 10 years and this without a doubt was one of the top 3 events I've done. Aid stations were perfectly positioned, course was marked great and all the staff was wonderful. Kudos to all involved with putting this event on. I'll definitely be back." -Kevin


Loved the Gorge? 

Join us for the Cascade Gravel Grinder in Bend where you can join us for one, two, or three days of gravel greatness, May 13-15th! 

Get 10% off of your Cascade Registration or any of the series events now through April 30th, 2022 with the code: GGG-THANKYOU

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