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Gordon and Sophocles fastest at Cascade Gravel

Ride sold out for over 640 riders who tackled tougher courses in great Oregon weather last weekend

Gordon and Sophocles fastest at Cascade Gravel

The race completely sold out early and the report from riders is Big Gravel was more challenging and likely one of the most difficult gravel courses in North America. Breakaway Promotions delivered a race that was challenging enough to make it worthwhile for racers from across the country to attend.

Those who finished we salute you for accomplishing such a major endeavour. We want to thank you so much for your tremendous support and for joining us at this year’s event.

Located in Sisters, Oregon the event provided an amazing ride through the Central Oregon high desert and Cascade Mountain Range. 

There were three courses on offer. Big Gravel was bigger and badder than ever before, almost 91 miles and 8,600 feet of climbing!

Medium Gravel was also more challenging, 63.1 miles and 5,763 Feet of climbing. The short course got a bit easier 43.7 miles and 3,339 feet of climbing as was ideal for newcomers.

The weather was dry and warm, making for ideal racing conditions.

Ride sold out for over 640 riders who tackled tougher courses in great Oregon weather last weekend

In the men’s Big Gravel, Aris Sophocles (Evolution-Project Bike) was fastest in a time 5:29:18 (16.3 mph) ahead of Kelly Hoffman (Downeast Racing) 8 minutes behind and Cody Peterson (Project Bike) in third place +17 minutes behind.

In the women’s Big Gravel, Serena Gordon (Sunnyside Sports / SMCC) was fstest in a time of 6:24:43 (13.9 mph), ahead of Rebecca Fahringer (Easton Overland) 21 minutes behind and Chloë Spritz (PDX Dream Team ) 30 minutes behind in third place.

In the men’s Medium Gravel, Michael Lavery was fastest in a time of 3:54:33 ahead of Benjamin Farver (Argonaut Cycles) and Matthew Slater (Evolution Racing PB ProjectBike) in third place on the podium.

In the women’s Medium Gravel, Liza Rachetto (lizacoach) was fastest in a time of 4:46:50, ahead of Tracy Ellwein (Dialed Cycling Team) in second and Julie Verke in third place on the podium.

Cade Spritz (Fast Fun Nice Racing p/b Steeplejack) was fastest in a time of 6:45:26, ahead of Eva Popp in the Medium Gravel non-binary category.

In the men’s Small Gravel, Edward Dudlik (Dialed Cycling Team) was fastest in a time 2:28:53, ahead of Iain Douch(Grasshopper Adventure Series ) in second and Michael Brown in third on the podium.

In the women’s Small Gravel, Juliet Hochman (Team Finger) was fastest in a time of 2:36:01, ahead of Rebecca Roseberry (Spurcycle) in second Jennifer Horrocks in third place.

Ronnie Cribbin was fastest in the Small Gravel non-binary category.

Afterwards, everyone celebrated at the Fat Tire New Belgium Post-Ride Celebration on the village green in Sisters where all Awards were presented. Spin Catering provided everyone with an awesome lunch along with live music, a beer garden, and games on hand to keep everyone entertained.

Link to 2024 Cascade Gravel Results: https://my.raceresult.com/291696/results#0_372573

Next Up: Oregon Trail Gravel

The Breakaway Promotions team are getting ready for the SOLD OUT Oregon Trail Gravel in Bend this June 26-30th 2024. There are some last minute cancellations with just 3 spaces remaining, so contact them now to secure a place!

Oregon Trail Gravel, June 26-30th 2024

Your adventure will start and finish in the outdoor mecca of Bend, Oregon and will pass through 365 miles of Oregon’s most scenic and breathtaking gravel roads, with fully-supported fireside campouts and entertainment to rest and refuel each night.

NEW for 2024, there is less elevation and smoother/faster courses next year allowing for more competitive racing and more energy to enjoy camp each night! Breakaway Promotions are also excited to be back at Camp Gilchrist next year!  In addition, they are going to introduce a couple of new zones further south to showcase brand-new regions that have not been explored. There will be major upgrades to the snack shack to keep everyone happy!

This five-day event starting in Bend will challenge and reward racers and adventure riders not only on the epic days in the saddle, but also every night back at camp. Each stage has two distances, one for Settlers and Pioneers.

The team at Breakaway Promotions will take care of all of the details and support you on your journey- from tents to gourmet food to professional massage and nightly entertainment - you'll come away sore, accomplished, and with unmatched tales and friendship from the trail. 

There is a HUGE range of additional options to suit everyone’s needs including VIP tent service, Shuttle, RV Parking, Bike Ship Service, Post Ride Massages and Meal packages for all your friends and family!

This “Grand Tour of Gravel” will be the adventure of your life time! Registration will sell out so please register early!

For full information, please visit: https://www.oregongravelgrinder.com or click the button below to register now.

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