Saturday Packet Pickup
Mountain View Cycles
3 pm to 7 pm
Ride / Race Start
All Grinders start at 9:00am
Post Ride Refuel
Check-in at the registration tent after your ride to pick up your post-ride meal ticket, pint glass, and beverage!
11:30 am till 4:00 pm
Lunch will be served in to-go containers in order to comply with COVID protocol. There is lots of room to stay and relax at Dufur Park but we ask that you be responsible and social distance while in the park.
EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW:
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 $139 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.
We have tent camping, car camping, RV hookup spots available for rent at the Dufur City Park. With 30+ 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 $20 per tent/car site and $35 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!