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Best Gravel Cycling Races Northwest 2024

Best Gravel Cycling Races Northwest 2024

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Last Updated June 4, 2024

Best Gravel Cycling Races Northwest 2024

The team at Strambecco is thrilled to present our curated list of the Best Gravel Cycling Events in the Northwest for 2024. Our selection is based on a comprehensive evaluation of various factors, including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the overall uniqueness of each event. The Northwest offers some of the most spectacular landscapes for gravel cycling enthusiasts, covering a diverse range of terrains across Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Northern California. There's something for every adventurer, from agricultural plains and temperate rainforests to semi-arid deserts, towering mountain ranges, and enormous canyons (including the deepest in North America).

If you're looking for the crème de la crème of gravel cycling events, those that you simply must experience at least once, we have a few standout recommendations. Leading the pack is the Belgian Waffle Ride British Columbia held in the Spring. In only its second year, BWR BC has already earned its status as a classic. As part of the renowned Belgian Waffle Ride Series, this event is connected to one of North America's pinnacle gravel events, the Belgian Waffle Ride California.

 

Other must-ride events include the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic in April, offering stunning coastal views and challenging terrain, and the USAL Hopper: Lost Coast in October, which promises a rugged adventure through one of the most remote coastal regions.

 

Oregon coast gravel epic, riders are going through beautiful northwest nature with trees behind.
Oregon Coast Gravel riders grinding through the stellar scenery.

The professionalism and dedication of the event producers are significant factors in the excellence of these events. The Northwest is home to some of the premier event organizers in the gravel cycling world. Hopper Adventures is known for its meticulous planning and unforgettable routes. Mudslinger Events, the producer of the Oregon Triple Crown Series, consistently delivers top-notch experiences.

 

Oregon Triple Crown Series

 

Breakaway Promotions specialises in unique multi-day gravel events that include fully supported camping options, ensuring a comprehensive and immersive experience for all participants. The Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder, part of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series, offers a five-day race starting in April in Sisters, OR. Riders experience challenging trails and nightly camp celebrations in the company of beautiful scenery on esthetic and smooth Oregon Gravel roads, making it one of the best gravel cycling races in northwest 2024.

Stunning scenery at Oregon Trail Gravel

 

At Strambecco, we don't just list every event; we strive to identify and highlight those that are truly special and noteworthy. If you have suggestions for other events we should consider or review, please contact us. You can contact us at editors@strambecco.com

Don't forget that Strambecco also rates the best Road and MTB events in the Northwest. Stay tuned for our upcoming lists, and get ready to explore the region's best cycling adventures.

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