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One day, early-season gravel ride.

First event of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series




Shake-Out Ride

Dufur City Park

636 Hogan’s Alley, Dufur OR

10:30 am Ride Check-In

11:00 am Shake-Out Ride

No need to RSVP for this Shake-Out Ride.   Please note, this is NOT a guided ride.  It is an opportunity to preview the course, meet new people, and get your legs to spin.  Be prepared to be self-sufficient and ride on your own. The route below will preview the first 8 miles of the course as well as some other fun segments for a total of 20 miles.

Shake-Out Ride Route:

Noon to 5 pm Saturday Packet Pickup

(see details in next section)

Gravel Seminars

under the big tent

 - 3-3:30 Nutrition with Pro Serena Bishop Gordon

3:30-4 Tire Changing

4-4:30 Bike Mechanic

3-5 pm Meet your Gravel Pace Group Leaders

Meet the pace group leaders at

the Dirty Freehub tent

Party In The Park!

Dufur City Park

636 Hogan’s Alley, Dufur OR

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Music, Food, & Fat Tire Celebration Bar!

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Ranger Pride Dinner Fundraiser



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Packet Pickup


Saturday Packet Pickup

Dufur City Park

Noon to 5 pm

636 Hogan’s Alley, Dufur OR

New Location for 2023 but our friends from Mountain View Cycles will be there for all of your mechanical questions.



** See the Rider Guide page for more details & instructions on packet pickup**


Packet Pickup

Dufur School

6:30 am to 9:30 am

802 NE 5th Str. Dufur, OR



** See Rider Guide page for more details & instructions on packet pickup**

NOTE: Riders must pick up their packets NO LATER than one hour prior to race start- meaning Big Grinders must pick up packets by 8 am, Medium Grinders by 8:30 am, and Small Grinders by 9:20 am.


Ride / Race Start

  • Big Grinder

    • Rider Lineup: 8:30-8:55 am

    • Ride Announcements: 8:55 am

    • Race Start:  9:00 am

  • Medium Grinder 

    • Rider Lineup: 9:00-9:15 am

      • Gravel Pace Group Check-In- 8:45 at Dirty Freehub Tent in the field 

    • Ride Announcements: 9:15-9:20 am

    • Race Start:  9:30 am- *pace groups roll out following mass start*

  • Small Grinder

    • Rider Lineup: 10:00-10:15 am

      • Gravel Pace Group Check-In- 9:45 at Dirty Freehub Tent in the field 

    • Ride Announcements: 10:15 am

    • Race Start:  10:20 am-  *pace groups roll out following mass start*


Post Ride Refuel

Check-in at the registration tent after your ride to pick up your post-ride meal ticket, pint glass, and beverage!

12 till 4:00 pm

Cobblestone Catering will be serving a Taco Bar with chicken and pulled Pork


We will also have a vegetarian option with grilled vegetables.

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Cousins Country Inn has been a tremendous supporter of the Gorge Gravel Grinder for the past 10 years.  They are the best bang for your lodging buck in the Gorge!  

Gorge Gravel Grinder participants will receive the special rate of $95 plus tax for any classic room or $119 plus tax for a Barn room.

Riders need to call for reservations and let them know they are coming in for the race to get their discount.  Just call Cousins Country Inn at 541-298-5161.

Tent/RV/Car Camping 

We have tent camping, car camping, RV hookup spots available for rent at the Dufur City Park.  With 50+ tent spots and another 8 full hookup RV spots, you can prepare at the race start right after you roll out of bed!  The cost is $25 per tent/car site and $40 for a trailer/RV spot.  Each spot (tent and RV) allows one vehicle. 

You can easily add your camping spot to the BikeReg registration.  If you haven't registered for the Gorge Gravel Grinder, you will see it directly below where you pick your ride distance.  If you have already registered, you can go back into your BikeReg account and add it to your registration.  


This ride is a rule of the road event. We will provide flaggers and traffic control to get all the riders out of town but once on course, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to watch for traffic and follow the rules of the road. These country roads are very desolate do not be lulled into the fact that you have not seen a car in an hour and you blow a stop sign or an intersection way out in the middle of nowhere. The exceptions to this rule are the two locations were Super Big Grind ride crosses Highway 97. For safety, we have two sets of flaggers. After crossing Highway 97 the first time please stay to the right and ride on the shoulder the entire time. The shoulders are wide and clean.


This ride is being chip-timed. Results will be posted to the website immediately. Use your smartphone to check and see how you did. Timing chips are on bands that must be worn around your ankle (you can choose which one). The timing mat and station for the finish are located 2 miles prior to the City of Dufur. Look for the lane of cones and signage. Make sure you roll over the timing mat so we can get your official time. You will also be given a bib number to wear on your right side.


Event parking is located at Dufur School. The Start/Finish line and after-ride lunch are located 10 blocks south of the School at Dufur City Park. The park has restrooms with flushing toilets and sinks!

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