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One day, early-season gravel ride.

First event of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series

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The Big Gravel course just stepped up to 100 miles and three brand new “spicy” sections to provide the ultimate spring gravel experience, while the Medium and Short Gravel courses feature completely new roads and scenery as well as a more wind-friendly experience. All courses will enjoy not having to endure the Endersby Wall (that giant climb for those of you who've done it in the past) right out of the gates.

< SEE FULL COURSE PREVIEWS HERE >

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We have something for everyone with three distance options and categories for juniors, open men, open women, masters men, and masters women, riders from beginner to expert will have a great day in the saddle!

SMALL

Ride Distance 45 mi

3500 Feet Elevation

50% Gravel - 50% Paved

MEDIUM

Ride Distance 65 mi

5200 Feet Elevation

60% Gravel - 40% Paved

BIG

Ride Distance 100 mi

8300 Feet Elevation

60% Gravel - 40% Paved

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THE COURSE1

THE COURSES

The Gorge Gravel is a mix of pavement and packed gravel. Gravel roads are good to excellent in condition. Suggest tires are 700×28 if you are a light rider, 700×32 if you are a medium to a slightly heavier rider, or cyclocross tires if you are a beast!  Plan to use strong tubes- this is not the time to go ultralight. Suggested gearing is a11-25. There is one short climb at 10% but everything else is 7% or less.

Mt. View Cycles will be on hand to assist you with new tires and tubes prior to the race should you need to purchase some last-minute tread. Please either see them at Packet Pick-Up on Saturday night or arrive early on Sunday. Gravel sections are in great shape and can be ridden with confidence.

AID STATIONS

Well-stocked Aid Stations are located every 20 miles along the course. Mt. View Cycles will be at the start and on course with tubes, tires, tire pump and assistance. 

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THE SMALL

THE MEDIUM

Aid Station #1
Mileage: Small- Mile 9; Medium- Mile 24

 

Granola Bars, Bananas, Apple Sauce, Peanut Butter, Water, GU Products, Port-A-Potties

Aid Station #2
Mileage: Small- 36.4, Medium- 51.4 miles

 

Rice Krispie Treats, Granola Bars, Bananas, Coca-Cola, GU Products, Water, Port-A-Potties

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THE BIG

Aid Station #1
Mileage: Mile 24

 

Granola Bars, Bananas, Apple Sauce, Peanut Butter, Water, GU Products, Port-A-Potties

Aid Station #2
Mileage: 54.7 miles

 

Rice Krispie Treats, Granola Bars, Bananas, Coca-Cola, GU Products, Water, Gatorade, Port-A-Potties

Aid Station #3
Mileage: 70.7 miles

 

Granola Bar, Oranges, GU, Water, GU Products, Coca-Cola and Gummy Fruits, Port-A-Potties

Aid Staions

RIDER PERKS

Breakaway Delivers:

  • Custom Pint Glass

  • Lunch

  • Custom T-Shirt

  • Beer

  • Well Stocked Aid Stations

  • Well Marked and Amazing Courses

  • Chip timing

  • Mechanical Support

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 Tasty, Celebratory Beers by New Belgium Brewing!

Ride Perks
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Getting ready to join us at the Gorge event?  

 

Our pals at Dirty Freehub, who are going to join us at the Gorge event, have offered up some suggestions on additional routes that you can include on your visit to Dufur.  Dirty Freehub is a nonprofit that creates amazing gravel Ride Guides that help you to find cool places to ride and to learn about these places. Here's the map of their Ride Guides in Oregon; we hope you carve out extra days on your journey to enjoy some of them.  (Maupin, Tygh Valley and Dufur all have routes that are low enough to be snow free.). We also hope you support their great cause with adonation to their organization.  

 

Photo:  Kevin English from Dirty Freehub on Macks Canyon.

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