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One day, early-season gravel ride.

First event of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series


Presented by:

1 Day

45 - 100 Miles

3,500-8,300 Feet Elevation


Gorge Gravel is the perfect early spring event perfect for beginner riders and seasoned gravel gurus!  Test your fitness coming out of the winter with beautiful views, pure gravel camaraderie, and a pre and post-ride celebration based in Oregon's gem of gravel, Dufur.  Gorge offers challenging competition for racers and also a supportive, inclusive ride for fresh gravel converts, with the innovative gravel pace group program. 

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Castelli Cycling has been part of Breakaway Promotions for over eleven years, supporting our riders and production and helping to launch gravel in Oregon. Chad Sperry, known as Bad Chad of Breakaway Promotions, shares the story of how Castelli jumped in to gravel before most knew what gravel was and helped launch the historic Gorge Gravel and Oregon Gravel Series events.  Read the story of Castelli Cycling & the Beginnings of Oregon Gravel here


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.

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We couldn't do it without these great sponsors. Please thank them for their support and let them know you are a part of this event!

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The Gorge Gravel Grinder takes place on the historic land of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs.  To learn more and search to identify the Native Peoples of your area, please see


Be part of the full celebration of Oregon's Gravel Greatness by entering the full series.  Ride or race all four events and be part of an exclusive VIP team. LEARN MORE HERE!

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