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Cascade Gravel Grinder

Cascade Gravel Grinder

April 24 - April 26 2020
Bend, Oregon, USA

The Cascade Gravel Grinder is one of the most scenic and diverse gravel events in the country. Located in Bend, Oregon the event will provide three days of amazing rides through the Central Oregon high desert and Cascade Mountain Range. Bend is home to thousands of miles of remote gravel roads were deer out number cars 10 to 1. All three days of riding offer different scenery and challenges. April is a great time of year for experiencing the beauty of Central Oregon. The air is clear, the mountains still gleam with white snow and roads have minimal dust factor. Add to that great lodging rates and you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy Bend.

Average daily temps range between 50-70 degrees with temperatures dipping slightly on Sunday as you head up into the Cascade Mountain range. The team at Breakaway Promotions looks forward to offering outstanding support both during your ride and after with great aid stations, mechanical support, food and beverages.

The Cascade Gravel Grinder is an omnium formatted event. This allows riders to race/ride one, two or all three days. Prizes and scoring will be setup for each day’s ride. Prize money and overall winner’s jerseys will be given to the overall omnium winners.

Omnium Scoring

The Cascade Gravel Grinder is made up of three separate rides that each has points awarded to the top 20 riders in each category. Friday’s time trial will be worth half the point value that Saturday and Sunday will have. The rider with the overall highest points from the event will be announced the winner. Since this is an omnium you do NOT have to complete all three rides however the more rides you do the more points you will receive if you place in the top 20 each day. Tie breakers on points will be determined by who has the highest finishing place on Sunday’s race as that is the most challenging. Cash prizes will be awarded for the overall omnium for the Big Grinder and merchandise prizes for each day’s race and overall for the Small Grinder.  Cash prize purse will total $3000. Points are not interchangeable between the Small Grinder and Big Grinder categories. Awards are at 3pm on Sunday at Village Green City Park.

Sunday Ride Celebration

We will have a large party and awards ceremony after Sunday’s ride located at Village Green City Park. Bring your appetite as Spin Catering will be providing everyone an awesome lunch. We will have music, beer garden, and games on hand to keep you in entertained.

Cascade Gravel Grinder

Routes: 3 days
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Prize / Race Categories

Open Men
Open Women
Masters Men
Masters Women
Merchandise goes to the top three for each of these categories in each of the distances for each day.
Prize money goes to the top three in each category for the Big Grinder and Small Grinder Omnium.
* Masters category is defined as anyone 45 years of age or older on race day. 

Support for Participants
Route Signposted
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Neutral Support Vehicles
Category / Race Prizes
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Start Address: 35 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR 97702
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