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Gorge Gravel Grinder

Gorge Gravel Grinder

April 07 2019
The Dalles, Oregon, USA

The Gorge Gravel Grinder is where it all started back in 2010. The Dalles, Oregon were the ride starts and finishes is one of the best spring time riding locals in the Northwest. 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 March through May each year. Surrounding The Dalles are hundreds of miles of 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.

Gorge Gravel Grinder

 
Routes: 29, 46, 58 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
What's Included?

Custom Pint Glass
Lunch
Commemorative T-Shirt
Beer
Well Stocked Aid Stations
Well Marked and Amazing Courses
Chip timing
Mechanical Support

Prize / Race Categories

Juniors
Open Men
Open Women
Masters Men
Masters Women
Award Medals go to the top three for each of these categories in each of the distances.
Special awards go to the top three overall in the Super Grinder race for Men and Women.
* Masters category is defined as anyone 45 years of age or older on race day. 

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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