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Registration opens for one the craziest grinders out west: the Takelma Gravel Grinder

Race starts inside the Seven Feathers Casino Resort! Celebrate being BOLD afterwards at the Squatchee Fest

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Part of the legendary Oregon Triple Crown Series, the 5th Annual Takelma Grinder is 56 miles (of which 43 miles is timed) grinding bliss with 6,000 feet of climbing thrown in, gradients of up to 15%, out and back from the Seven Feathers Casino Resort next June 22nd 2024.

Join for a fun, one-day ride through some of Oregon’s most beautiful gravelled roads. Ride through Seven Feathers Casino Resort and on some of the steepest hills around in southern Oregon!

Seven Feathers Casino Resort is nestled among tall Douglas firs and pine trees just off Interstate 5, at exit 99, in Canyonville, Oregon.

Riders will prove if they are Takelma Tough with this 56-mile bold ride with 55% gravel at the Takelma Gravel Grinder.

Race starts inside the Seven Feathers Casino Resort!

Photo: Race starts inside the Seven Feathers Casino Resort!
 

Enjoy Takelma Roasting coffee starting at 6am the day of the event prior to the 8:30 am start in the Casino.

Sasquatch will see you on your way out, before rolling towards the town of Canyonville and onto rural Tiller Trail Hwy.

Plenty hard for the Bold Route with sustained and unrelenting climbing after a flat 13 miles of pavement to start the event. The Bold Route defines the “Takelma Tough” attitude.

Passing farm and ranch landscapes along the South Umpqua River, soon we’re on to the gravel experience with our first climb of the ride. A challenging KOM climbing effort with an average gain of 9%, then cresting to a spectacular valley view of Days Creek.

Passing farm and ranch landscapes along the South Umpqua River

Photo: Passing farm and ranch landscapes along the South Umpqua River
 

The riders start the KOM at mile 15 through Mile 21 and, continue to Chief Miwaleta Park, and along the scenic view of Galesville Reservoir before returning to Seven Feathers Casino Resort where refreshments await, before finishing the timed portion 13 miles from the Casino and then returning to Seven Feathers Casino Resort.

The average time to complete the ride is 4 hours. The fastest woman currently is Evelyn Boling, 3h 24m 5s and fastest man currently is Stefano Barberi, 2h 37m 51s both set in 2022.

VIDEO: 2023 Takelma Gravel Grinder Race Highlights

During the ride, aid stations with electrolyte drinks and other items will be provided. Bike support is offered on the course, as well as SAG vehicles.

Upon completion, riders can wash off and relax at the Squatchee Fest, enjoying food and beverage from the Seven Feathers Food Truck, compliments of the race organizers with a Meal & Beverage Voucher.

There’s Coffee Grinder Trophies for Top KOM & Finshers, a new chip timed KOM climb from mile 15 to mile 21 (6 miles and 2,200 vertical feet of climbing!). There are a range of age categories for men and women from 15 to 75+ plus and tandem category too.

All participants will receive a custom Takelma Tough T-shirt too!

There are a range of age categories for men and women from 15 to 75+ plus

Photo: There are a range of age categories for men and women from 15 to 75+ plus
 

Accommodation

Seven Feathers Casino Resort ranks in the top 20 of Pacific Northwest properties and is one of the fastest growing destination resorts in the region. It’s a place where service is delivered by the friendliest people on earth in a location of outstanding natural beauty. The amenities allow you to enjoy a premier resort experience. It’s a place where you have choices. Experience the thrill of Nevada-style gaming, fabulous food and beverages, nightly entertainment, a full service spa, indoor pool, fitness center, world-class RV Resort, a nationally recognized travel center and unmatched personal service.

Takelma is the traditional language of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. Takelma Roasting is an extension of their cultural connection to people and place, using only speciality grade coffee that is sustainably sourced.

Seven Feathers Casino Resort

Photo: Seven Feathers Casino Resort
 

Takelma is the traditional language of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians. Takelma Roasting is an extension of their cultural connection to people and place, using only speciality grade coffee that is sustainably sourced.

Takelma is the traditional language of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians

Photo: Takelma is the traditional language of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians
 

Register NOW and SAVE!

Register now for the EARLYBIRD price of just $95.

The ride is limited to just 250 riders, register now to secure a place as it will sell out well before June!

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

Use code OTCTakelma24 for 10% OFF


 

About the 2024 Oregon Triple Crown Series

Event

Date

Location

Registration

Oregon Coast Gravel Epic

 May 4th, 2024

Waldport, OR

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West Coast Gravel

May 5th, 2024

Yachats, OR

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Oregon Gran Fondo 

June 1st, 2024

Cottage Grove, OR

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Takelma Gravel Grinder

June 22nd, 2024

Canyonville, OR

Opens November

Sasquatch Duro

July 27th, 2024

Oakridge, OR

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Celebrate our 12th year at the Oregon Triple Crown, and bring a friend!  Series Pass for 3 and 5 events for the best savings, already 20% of the available OTC passes already sold-out for 2024!

For more information, please visit: https://www.mudslingerevents.com/oregon-triple-crown-series or click the button below for the 2024 Oregon Triple Crown Pass registration.