Gorge Gravel Grinder

April 23 2023
The Dalles, Oregon, USA
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Distances: 52, 67, 93 miles
Difficulty: Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Limited to: 600 Participants


The Gorge Gravel Grinder started with the Gorge Roubaix in 2010 but it really started back in the 90’s when Chad and his racing buddies would head east in the spring for early training. The Dalles is one of the best spring time riding secrets in the Northwest. Moderate marine air flowing inland from the coast, coupled with being just on the other side of the Cascade Mountain Range rain shadow, it’s your best bet for sun and warm temps from 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 bright green wheat fields dominate the landscape in all directions.

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

Start Located At: 311 Union Street, The Dalles, OR 97058 United States
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Registration Fees

2022 Gorge Gravel Grinder
Sunday, April 24
Fee Start Fee End Small Grinder Medium Grinder Big Grinder
6/22/21 12/31/21 $95  $100  $110 
1/1/22 3/31/22 $105  $110  $120 
4/1/22 4/20/22, 5pm $130  $135  $145 
Race Day 4/24/22 $150  $155  $165 




Breakaway Delivers:

Custom Pint Glass


Custom T-Shirt


Well Stocked Aid Stations

Well Marked and Amazing Courses

Chip timing

Mechanical Support

Prize / Race Categories

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. 

Adequate Car Parking
Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
SAG Wagon
Category / Race Prizes
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Aid Stations: 4
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