Northwest - Oregon
Gravel Mixed Surface




Date: Apr 24, 2022

Location: Dufur, OR

Region: Northwest - Oregon


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Gorge Gravel Grinder

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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 the Cascade Mountain Range that typically has warm temps and sun for spring riding.  The course winds through The Dalles where there are hundreds of miles of gravel farm roads that are in excellent condition and offer amazing scenery; Cascade Mountain peaks, rolling wheat fields, and buildings from the late 1800s. This ride is a great way to start the biking season with lots of fast, rolling hills. Riders looking for less intense challenges can register for either The Small Grind and The Medium Grind which span 24-miles and 52 miles respectively.  Naturally, the Big Grind is the most challenging ride of the day that covering 93 miles. Aid stations are well-stocked and located along the course, every 20 miles. Mt. View Cycles is also on course for mechanical support. Special Blend Gravel (SBG) is also in same Oregon town that ends it 4-day multi-day event with the Gorge Gravel Grinder.

Registration for any course option includes custom t-shirt, lunch, custom pint glass, chip timing and mechanical support. There are 5 categories and Award Medals are given to the top 3 for each category in each of the distances; Small, Medium, Big. Special awards are presented to the overall best time for Men and Women. Find specific packet pick-up instructions on dedicated website as well as lodging details. There are special rider rates at the host hotel, Cousins Country Inn. Or you can reserve dedicated camping spot at Dufur City Park with course registration. Dufur and The Dalles in Oregon has a quaint downtown with several restaurant options that are currently open all meals; The Balch Hotel, We 3 Coffee & Deli, and Petite Provence Boulangerie & Patisserie.

The Oregon Trail Stage Race is part of the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series produced by Breakaway Promotions which which operates several other top multi-day gravel events.   The full event line-up includes:  Gorge; Cascade; Oregon Trail; and Ochoco. There are discounts when riders register for three or four at a time. For all multi-day riders, this is your chance to experience some of the best gravel rides Cascade Mountain Range and national parks of Oregon has to offer in the spring and summer.

Best Gravel Cycling Events in the Northwest 2022


April 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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