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The choice is yours! Three options to ride or race on the most scenic and diverse gravel in Bend!
 

Second event of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series

May 13-15, 2022
Bend, OR

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THE CHOICE IS YOURS - RIDE OR RACE ONE, TWO, OR THE OMNIUM!

CATEGORIES

Ride all three days or pick your preference and saddle up for any of the days.  

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OMNIUM

Ride or race all three days in either the Small Grinder or Big Grinder Ride Distance.

NO AERO BARS are allowed on ANY stage of the Oregon Gravel Grinder series. 

FRIDAY
TIME TRIAL

 

START/FINISH LOCATION:

Virginia Meissner Sno-Park

Time Trial

Ride Distance 6.8 mi

Timed Distance:  4 mi

Total Gravel 100%
Total Elevation 745 ft

NO AERO BARS are allowed on ANY stage of the Oregon Gravel Grinder series. 

SATURDAY
BUST YOUR BUTTE

 

START/FINISH LOCATION:

Kapka Sno-Park

Small Grinder

Ride Distance 44.3 mi

Total Gravel 63%
Total Elevation 3357 ft

 

Big Grinder

Ride Distance 55.1 mi

Total Gravel 70%
Total Elevation 4020 ft

SUNDAY
THREE CREEKS

 

START/FINISH LOCATION:

Start at Sisters High School

Finish at Village Green Park

Small Grinder

Ride Distance 54 mi

Total Gravel 92%
Total Elevation 3954 ft

 

Big Grinder

Ride Distance 75 mi

Total Gravel 94%
Total Elevation 6008 ft

 
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While we do not have a specific e-bike category, it is the mission of Team Breakaway to provide all who want to experience this amazing event, have the opportunity to do so.

 

As we do not have a specific e-bike registration category for the Cascade Gravel Grinder, all riders on e-bikes MUST fill out the quick e-bike declaration to notify us that you will be riding an e-bike.

 

Anyone riding on an e-bike that has not filled out this declaration will be automatically disqualified from the event.

Fill out the E-Bike Declaration Here

Award Categories for this event are,  

  • Juniors

  • Open Men

  • Open Women

  • Masters Men*

  • Masters Women*

 

Merchandise goes to the top three for each category in each distances for each day. Prize money goes to the top three in each category for the Big Grinder and Small Grinder Omnium. *Masters category is defined as anyone 45 years of age or older on race day. 

SEE PAST RESULTS

THE COURSE

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DAY 1- FRIDAY, MAY 13TH
Time Trial

New for 2022 is the Virginia Meissner Time Trial. This is a classic mountain course with technical roads on winding climbs through thick forests. All roads are closed to traffic so it will be just you, your bike, and your competition out on the course. The time trial will allow riders to see who came out of winter fit and ready to go.​

NO AID STATIONS ON THIS COURSE.

 

**No aero bars or equipment are allowed. This is Eddy Merckx-style racing.

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Get course information, tips, and recommendations from our friends at Dirty Freehub by clicking the logo below. 

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Time Trial

Ride Distance 6.8 mi

Total Gravel 100%
Total Elevation 745 ft

NO AERO BARS are allowed on ANY stage of the Oregon Gravel Grinder series. 

 

Parking

Parking is located at Virginia Meissner Sno-Park.

See the "Everything Else" page for full parking information.

Ride with GPS

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DAY 2- SATURDAY, MAY 14TH
Bust Your Butte

This fast-rolling course will take riders along the eastern edge of the mighty Cascade Mountain Range to the southwest of Bend. Stands of huge ponderosa pine forests and views of Mt. Bachelor and Broken Top will help distract you from the suffering.

 

Climbs are low angle and fast. Road surfaces will be smooth, firm, and fast as we utilize a number of well-established Forest Service roads. The early spring time frame helps assure minimal vehicular traffic along the route. There will be two aid stations on the course to help with refueling.

EACH RIDE DISTANCE HAS TWO AID STATIONS.

Chad’s Choice

New for 2022 is a way bigger parking lot as we will be staging at Wanoga Sno-Park for more space to spread out.  The later dates will allow us access to higher and better roads.  Expect roughly 70% new never-before-seen gravel roads for this stage.

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Parking

Parking located at

KAPKA SNO-PARK

(new location)

 

Start & Finish at KAPKA SNOW PARK

See the "Everything Else" page for full parking information.

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Bust Your Butte- Ride with GPS

SMALL GRINDER

Small Grinder

Ride Distance 44.3 mi

Total Gravel 63%
Total Elevation 3357 ft

BIG GRINDER

Big Grinder

Ride Distance 55.1 mi

Total Gravel 70%
Total Elevation 4020 ft

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DAY 3- SUNDAY, MAY 15TH
Three Creeks

Saving the toughest for last the Three Creeks Gravel Grinder is big on challenge and elevation. With over 6000 feet of climbing for the Big Grinder the ride is sure to send competitors home with sore legs. The course starts at Sisters High School in the quaint town of Sisters and first skirts along the Cascade foothills before getting real and heading straight up into the mountain range.

 

Huge, up close, breath-taking views of the Three Sisters Mountains are around every corner will help to numb the pain and suffering. Well-stocked aid stations along the route will help fuel riders on to the finish back at Village Green Park where music, great food, and a beer garden await. Bring your climbing legs and strong resolve for this final day. Big Grinders...be ready for the, "4 Miles of Hell" section.

EACH RIDE DISTANCE HAS TWO AID STATIONS.

Chad’s Choice

New for 2022 - We have revamped last year’s course for even more spectacular views and two brand new challenging sections for the Big Grinder course that are technical.  Pole Creek climb and descent is 4 miles of challenging big boulder dodging followed by the tight and narrow Suicide Gulch section near the end of the race.  

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Parking

Parking at Sisters High School

See the "Everything Else" page for full parking information.

Three Creeks- Ride with GPS

SMALL GRINDER

Small Grinder

Ride Distance 54 mi

Total Gravel 92%
Total Elevation 4000 ft

BIG GRINDER

Big Grinder

Ride Distance 75 mi

Total Gravel 94%
Total Elevation 6000 ft

RIDER PERKS

Breakaway Delivers:

  • Time Trial: Chip Timing

  • Bust Your Butte Grinder:

    • Commemorative T-shirt

    • Commemorative Pint Glass

    • Cascade Gravel Grinder Badge

    • Well-Stocked Aid Stations

    • Mechanical Support

  • Three Creeks:​

    • Commemorative T-shirt

    • Commemorative Pint Glass

    • Cascade Gravel Grinder Badge

    • Well-Stocked Aid Stations

    • Mechanical Support

    • Sunday Ride Celebration Lunch & Beer

  • Omnium​​

    • Commemorative T-shirt

    • Commemorative Pint Glass

    • Cascade Gravel Grinder Badge

    • Well-Stocked Aid Stations

    • Mechanical Support

    • Sunday Ride Celebration Lunch & Beer

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