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Best Gravel Cycling Races Oregon 2024

Best Gravel Cycling Races Oregon 2024

Oregon, with its diverse terrain ranging from rugged coastlines to dense forests and mountainous regions, provides an unparalleled setting for gravel cycling and other outdoor activities. The state’s vast network of gravel roads through its scenic landscapes makes it an ideal location for gravel cycling events that attract riders seeking adventure, challenge, and the beauty of the great outdoors. The team at Strambecco rates the Best Gravel Cycling Races Oregon 2024 based on various factors, including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the event’s or race’s overall uniqueness. Oregon terrain features of Strambecco’s best list include Forested logging roads, agricultural plains, a temperate rainforest, semi-arid deserts, three different mountain ranges,  and enormous canyons (including the deepest in North America).

Supposed we had to pick the Best Gravel Cycling Races Oregon 2024, we’d start with events in the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series, a highlight among these events, offering a collection of races showcasing the best gravel riding Oregon offers. Each event in the series presents its unique challenges and highlights different regions of the state, providing an immersive experience of Oregon’s natural beauty.

One of the standout events is the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic, described as the “Spring Classic” of the Pacific Northwest. This event offers routes through the ancient Siuslaw National Forests and rugged Oregon coastal communities, presenting riders with pure logging roads and smooth pavement left from active logging eras. With varying distances and elevation gains, the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic challenges participants to push their limits while enjoying the stunning coastal scenery.

Another notable event is the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder, a multi-day adventure that takes riders through the eastern part of Oregon, following the historic trails of pioneers. This “Grand Tour of Gravel” spans five days and covers diverse landscapes, from high deserts to dense forests, offering a unique blend of historical exploration and challenging gravel cycling.

The Oregon Gran Fondo provides a perfect blend for those seeking a mix of gravel and road cycling. Though primarily a road event, it attracts gravel enthusiasts with its challenging routes and beautiful scenery, making it a highlight in the Northwest’s cycling calendar.

The West Coast Gravel and Sasquatch Duro are other critical events in the Oregon Triple Crown Series, taking place in the scenic towns of Waldport and Yachats. These events offer cyclists the chance to experience world-class gravel cycling along the stunning Oregon coast, with both towns providing a charming backdrop for an unforgettable gravel cycling weekend.

These events and Oregon’s diverse natural beauty and challenging terrains make the state a premier destination for gravel cycling enthusiasts. Whether seeking competition or an adventurous ride, Oregon’s gravel cycling events offer something for every rider, promising memorable experiences amidst some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.  Strambecco does not list every event.  We strive to identify and review events that are special and noteworthy.  If you have suggestions on other events we should consider or review, please contact us here or send us a note at editors@strambecco.com.  Strambecco also rates the Northwest’s best Road, Gravel, and MTB events.

 

Gravel riders racing in the Gorge Gravel race in Oregon.

Gorge Gravel Grinder 2024

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