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May 13-16, 2022
Bend, OR

Three-day omnium stage race on the most scenic and diverse gravel in the country.
 

Second event of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series

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.

DAY 1- FRIDAY
SWAMPY TIME TRIAL

Time Trial

Ride Distance 5.5 mi

Total Gravel 100%
Total Elevation 530 ft

DAY 2- SATURDAY
BUST YOUR BUTTE

Small Grinder

Ride Distance 49 mi

Total Gravel 70%
Total Elevation 4000 ft

 

 

Big Grinder

Ride Distance 60 mi

Total Gravel 79%
Total Elevation 4700 ft

DAY 3- SUNDAY
THREE CREEKS

Small Grinder

Ride Distance 54 mi

Total Gravel 90%
Total Elevation 4000 ft

Big Grinder

Ride Distance 75 mi

Total Gravel 90%
Total Elevation 6000 ft

 

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
SwampyTime Trial

New for 2022 is the Swampy Lakes Time Trial.  This is a classic mountain course with technical roads on the climb followed by a fast descent.  All roads are closed to traffic so it will be just you, your bike, and your competition out on 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.

Chad’s Choice

Chad, the founder and event producer, will give you his pick and suggestions for this section of the event.  His information will come after he's fully scouted and cleared the course.

Time Trial

Ride Distance 5.5 mi

Total Gravel 100%
Total Elevation 530 ft

 

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.

Small Grinder

Ride Distance 49 mi

Total Gravel 70%
Total Elevation 4000 ft

Big Grinder

Ride Distance 60 mi

Total Gravel 79%
Total Elevation 4700 ft

Parking

Parking located at Wanoga Sno-Park

 

Start & Finish at Wanoga Sno-Park

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

Ride with GPS

SMALL GRINDER

Bust Your Butte Small Grinder- Cascade Gravel Grinder

BIG GRINDER

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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 nearly 6000 feet of climbing for the Big Grinder the ride is sure to send competitors home with sore legs. The course starts at Village Green Park 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. 

SMALL GRINDER HAS TWO AID STATIONS.

BIG GRINDER HAS THREE 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.  

Small Grinder

Ride Distance 54 mi

Total Gravel 90%
Total Elevation 4000 ft

Big Grinder

Ride Distance 75 mi

Total Gravel 90%
Total Elevation 6000 ft

Parking

Parking at Sisters High School

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

Ride with GPS

SMALL GRINDER

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BIG GRINDER

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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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