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April 23, 2023
Dufur, OR

One day, early-season gravel ride.

52, 67, or 93 mile ride options

First event of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series

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CATEGORIES

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!

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Small Grinder

Ride Distance 52.2 mi
 

Total Gravel 31.5 mi

Total Elevation 4360 ft

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Medium Grinder

Ride Distance 67.2 mi

 

Total Gravel 41.5 mi
Total Elevation 5850 ft

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Big Grinder

Ride Distance 93 mi

 

Total Gravel 55.2 mi
Total Elevation 7330 ft

Award Categories for this event are,  

  • Juniors

  • Open Men

  • Open Women

  • Masters Men*

  • Masters Women*

Award Medals go to the top 3 for each of these categories in each of the distances.  Special awards go to the top 3 overall in the Super Big Grind race for Men and Women.* Masters category is defined as anyone 45 years of age or older on race day. 

SEE PAST RESULTS

 

THE COURSE

The Gorge Gravel Grinder 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.

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

 

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 GRIND

THE MEDIUM GRIND

Aid Station #1
Mileage: Small- Mile 9; Medium- Mile 24
Elevation: 800 feet
Location: Intersection of HWY97 & 8-Mile Road

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

Aid Station #2
Mileage: Small- 36.7, Medium- 51.7 miles
Elevation: 2660 feet
Location: Intersection of Wrentham Market and Roberts Market Roads

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

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THE BIG GRIND

Aid Station #1
Mileage: Mile 24
Elevation: 800 feet
Location: Intersection of HWY97 & 8-Mile Road

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

Aid Station #2
Mileage: 51.7 miles
Elevation: 2660 feet
Location: Intersection of Wrentham Market and Roberts Market Roads

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

Aid Station #3
Mileage: 70.7 miles
Elevation: 2560 feet
Location: Intersection of HWY 97 and Tygh Ridge Road

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

 

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!