AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENT
The Gorge Gravel Grinder started with the Gorge Roubaix in 2010 but it really started back in the 90’s when Chad and his racing buddies would head east in the spring for early training. The Dalles is one of the best spring time riding secrets in the Northwest. Moderate marine air flowing inland from the coast, coupled with being just on the other side of the Cascade Mountain Range rain shadow, it’s your best bet for sun and warm temps from March through May each year. Surrounding The Dalles are hundreds of miles of gravel farm roads with little to no motor traffic on them.
The course offers great views of the Gorge and surrounding Cascade Mountain peaks as well as an assortment of old school buildings, barns, and houses from the late 1800’s. Rolling bright green wheat fields dominate the landscape in all directions.
Expect average temps to be in the mid 40’s by race start and up into the mid 60’s by the peak of the day. Gravel sections are well packed, smooth and fast. Spring rains provide good moisture keeping the dust down. No portion of the courses exceeds double digits for climbing or descending. Just a lot of fast rolling hills.
WOMEN'S SPECIAL BLEND GRAVEL CAMP
A 4-day women’s gravel camp designed to take your riding to the next level.
April 21 - 24, 2022
Balch Hotel, Dufur, OR
Kick off the 2022 gravel racing season with us; refine your cornering and descending skills, dial in your tire pressure, learn about nutrition and recovery, and connect with other amazing gravel riders in the beautiful Columbia Gorge.
There is no better way to prepare for the Oregon Gravel Series, including the Gorge Gravel Grinder, Cascade Gravel Grinder, Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder, and Ochoco Gravel!
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