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Gorge Gravel Grinder

Gorge Gravel Grinder

April 08 2018
The Dalles, Oregon, USA

The Gorge Gravel Grinder is where it all started. Located in The Dalles, Oregon this eastern Oregon location is the best location in the Northwest for Spring riding. With moderate marine air flowing off the coast coupled with being located in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountain Range it is your best bet for sun and warm temps in the spring. Surrounding The Dalles are hundreds of miles of paved and gravel farm roads with little to no motor traffic on them. The course offers great views of the Gorge and surrounding Cascade Mountain peaks as well as an assortment of old school buildings, barns and houses from the late 1800’s. Rolling wheat fields dominate the landscape in all directions blanketing hills in sea of green.   Expect average temps to be in the mid 40’s by race start and up into the mid 60’s by the peak of the day. Gravel sections are well packed, smooth and fast. Spring rains provide good moisture keeping the dust down. No portion of the courses exceeds double digits for climbing or descending. Just a lot of fast rolling hills.

Super Grinder

106 miles and 7,55 feet of climbing
 

Big Grinder

This 74 mile course has 5,868 feet of leg burning climbing in it. The ride will start in Downtown The Dalles and proceed south on a network of paved and gravel roads up to near the summit of Tygh Ridge. From the top reaches of the course riders will have spectacular views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, and even Mt. Rainer. This course has two gravel sections the first totaling 14.3 miles and the second totaling 16.2 miles. making up 40% of the total course mileage. There will be 3 aid stations along the course to support riders.

Short Grinder

The course will be 59 miles with 4,486 feet of climbing. Short course has one gravel section that is a total of 9.9 miles or gravel or 20% of the course being gravel. There will be two aid stations supporting the Short Grinder.

Gorge Gravel Grinder

 
Routes: 59, 74, 106 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
What's Included?

Technical Support
Fully Stocked Aid Stations
Gorge Roubaix T-Shirt
Pint Glass
Beer
Post Race Meal at Clock Tower Ales

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
SAG Wagon
Marshalls
Controlled Intersections
Neutral Support Vehicles
 
Features
Category / Race Prizes
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Start Address: 311 Union Street, The Dalles, OR 97058 United States
 
 
 
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