Best Gravel Cycling Events in the Northwest in 2022

The team at Strambecco rated the Top Gravel events in the Northwest for 2022 based on a variety of factors including reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the overall uniqueness of the event or race.  Spanning Oregon, Washington, and Northern California,  Northwest terrain features of Strambecco’s best list include agricultural plains, a temperate rainforest, semi-arid deserts, three different mountain ranges,  and enormous canyons (including the deepest in North America).

If we had to pick the best of the best, or those you’d classify as bucket list events, we’d recommend the Oregon Coast Gravel Epic in April and the USAL Hopper: Lost Coast in October.  We also find a strong correlation between the best events and professional event producers.  In the Northwest premiere event producers include Hopper Adventures,  Mudslinger Events  producer of the Oregon Triple Crown Series, and Breakaway Promotions which specializes in unique multi-day gravel events with fully supported camping options.

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

 

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Individual Events Listings

Gorge Gravel Grinder
Location: Dufur, OR
Organizer: Breakaway Promotions
Date: April 24 @ 8:00 am
Gorge Gravel Grinder kicks off the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series.  Although only one day, Gorge Gravel Grinder, covers 93 miles and 6,100 feet of elevation through a stunning section of […]

Oregon Coast Gravel Epic
Location: Waldport, Oregon
Organizer: Mudslinger Events
Date: April 30 @ 8:00 am
The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic is an Oregon Triple Crown Series Event produced by Mudslinger Events.  Also known as the “Spring Classic”  of the Pacific Northwest, the route consists of […]

West Coast Gravl
Location: Yachats, Oregon
Organizer: Mudslinger Events
Date: May 1 @ 8:00 am
Mudslinger Events presents West Coast Gravel as part of the 10th Anniversary of the Oregon Triple Crown Series.  Join gravel enthusiasts in Yachats, OR to participate in either a Long […]

Cascade Gravel Grinder
Location: Bend, Oregon
Organizer: Breakaway Promotions
Date: May 13 @ 8:00 am
The Cascade Gravel Grinder is the second race in the Oregon Gravel Series that takes place over three days but offers riders the option to participate in one, two, or […]

Oregon Gran Fondo
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Organizer: Co-Motion Cycles
Date: June 4
Oregon Gran Fondo is an Oregone Triple Crown Series event produced by Mudslinger Events, a premier Northwest cycling event producer.  The event is very popular and takes place annually on […]

Sasquatch Duro
Location: Oakridge, OR
Organizer: Mudslinger Events
Date: June 11 @ 8:00 am
Sasquatch Duro is an Oregon Triple Crown Series event produced by Mudslinger Events, a premier producer of cycling events in the Pacific Northwest.  Sasquatch is an adventurous gravel ride mostly […]

Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder
Location: Sisters, OR
Organizer: Breakaway Promotions
Date: June 22 @ 8:00 am
This “Grand Tour of Gravel” is a five-day event that will challenge and reward racers and adventure riders alike, not only on the epic days in the saddle, but the […]

Takelma Gravel Grinder
Location: Canyonville, OR
Organizer: Mudslinger Events
Date: June 25 @ 8:00 am
Takelma Gravel Grinder is an Oregon Triple Crown Series event produced by Mudslinger Events, a premier producer of cycling events in the Pacific Northwest. Seven Feathers RV Resort, nestled among […]

Ochoco Gravel Grinder
Location: Prineville, OR
Organizer: Breakaway Promotions
Date: July 16 @ 8:00 am
A multi-day gravel experience in the stunning Ochoco National Forest,  The Ochoco Gravel Grinder offers two days of gravel roads in Oregon during an incredible time of the year with […]

USAL Hopper: The Lost Coast
Location: Whitethorn, California
Organizer: Hopper Adventures
Date: October 15 @ 8:00 am
Chosen as one of our best gravel cycling events in California, the Lost Coast off-road biking event is an extremely beautiful and unique experience organized by Hopper Adventures. There is […]

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