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Two days of gravel in the beautiful Ochoco National Forest ending in a gravel festival!

July 16-17, 2022
Prineville, OR

Final event of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series

CATEGORIES

Ride both days or pick your preference and saddle up for a single great day on gravel!

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OMNIUM

Ride or race both days in either the Small Grinder or Big Grinder Ride Distance.

 

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

DAY 1- SATURDAY
 

Small Grinder

61.5 Miles, 4293 Feet, 90% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37761301

  • Aid Station #1 at 17.0 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 44.0 Miles

Big Grinder

82.2 Miles, 5718 Feet, 93% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40020195

  • Aid Station #1 at 17.0 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 42.1 Miles

  • Aid Station #3 at 64.9 Miles

 

E-Bike Small Grinder

61.5 Miles, 4293 Feet, 90% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37761301

  • Aid Station #1 at 17.0 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 44.0 Miles

DAY 2- SUNDAY
 

Small Grinder

63.4 Miles, 6801 Feet, 80% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40028283

  • Aid Station #1 at 31.9 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 43.5 Miles

Big Grinder

73.4 Miles, 7997 Feet, 68% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40028231

  • Aid Station #1 at 31.9 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 53.5 Miles

E-Bike Small Grinder

63.4 Miles, 6801 Feet, 80% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40028283

  • Aid Station #1 at 31.9 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 43.5 Miles

 

 

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

 

Award Categories for this event are,  

  • Juniors

  • Open Men

  • Open Women

  • Masters Men*

  • Masters Women*

 

Merchandise goes to the top three for each category in each distances for each day. Prize money goes to the top three in each category for the Big Grinder and Small Grinder Omnium.* Masters category is defined as anyone 45 years of age or older on race day. 

SEE PAST RESULTS

We are excited to announce a new e-bike category for this year’s Ochoco Gravel Grinder.  This will be a test event to see how the riders/bikes fare and our support of both bike and rider.  We will have charging stations setup each night that you can recharge your e-bike battery along with your other electronics.  The e-bike category will be limited to 25 riders and spots will be sold on a first come first-served basis.  Riders must ride the small grinder courses.  E-bike riders will be timed but not scored as a race. 

 

It is the mission of Team Breakaway to provide all that- who want to experience this amazing event, have opportunity to do so.

 

THE COURSE

The Ochoco Gravel Grinder consists of two full days. Both Saturday and Sunday will offer two distance options for riders of all levels to choose from - the Big Grinder and the Small Grinder.  

 

DAY 1 - SATURDAY, JULY 16th

Day one will take riders on a lollypop loop past the Big Summit Prairie as they head towards the eastern boundaries of the Ochoco National Forest. Big Grinders will race 80+ miles with 6000+ feet of climbing while the Small Grinders will race 61 miles and roughly 4200 feet of climbing. Mountain streams, high prairies, and stunning views will be prevalent throughout the day. Keep an eye out for the many heard of elk, antelope, and even wild horses that call these high parries and forests home.

 

Big Grinder- 82.2 Miles, 5718 Feet, 93% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40020195

  • Aid Station #1 at 17.0 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 42.1 Miles

  • Aid Station #3 at 64.9 Miles

 

Small Grinder- 61.5 Miles, 4293 Feet, 90% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37761301

  • Aid Station #1 at 17.0 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 44.0 Miles

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DAY 2 - SUNDAY, JULY 17th

Day two will take riders through large stands of Ponderosa and Fir trees as well as past many unique geological features in the northwestern section of the Ochoco National Forest. Sweeping and breathtaking views abound.  The Big Grinder course will be 70+ miles and close to 8000 feet of climbing. The Small Grinder course will be nearly 50 miles and 6000+ feet of climbing.  Both days feature very minimal traffic.

 

Big Grinder- 73.4 Miles, 7997 Feet, 68% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40028231

  • Aid Station #1 at 31.9 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 53.5 Miles

 

Small Grinder- 63.4 Miles, 6801 Feet, 80% Gravel

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40028283

  • Aid Station #1 at 31.9 Miles

  • Aid Station #2 at 43.5 Miles

FESTIVAL & CAMPING

The Ochoco Gravel Grinder is more than just racing it is an experience. We are excited to announce the inclusion of the Ochoco Gravel Festival. The festival will provide riders the opportunity to camp onsite and have meals provided as well as access to restrooms,  beer/whiskey bar, meals, music and entertainment.

 

Beautiful Walton Lake is located just a mile down the road for a cooling dip after a hot ride.  Camping will open on Friday night and extend to Sunday afternoon. We will offer both tent and RV camping.

Prineville is the closest town that has lodging and services.  It is 50 minute drive (30 miles away).
 

 

RIDER PERKS

Breakaway Delivers:

  • Chip Timing

  • Commemorative T-shirt

  • Commemorative Pint Glass

  • Ochoco Gravel Grinder Badge

  • Well-Stocked Aid Stations

  • Mechanical Support

  • Post-Race Meal on Sunday

Camping Package Amenities:

  • On-site campsite for tent or RV

  • Restrooms

  • Music, games, & entertainment

 

Meal Package Amenities: 

  • Dinner Friday and Saturday

  • Breakfast Saturday and Sunday

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