Sol Grinder

July 15 2023
Sol Duc Area, Washington
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Distances: 35, 55, 77 miles
Difficulty: Gently rolling terrain with one or two short hills

Gravel Unravel is a 3-race/ride endurance bicycle event series on the gravel road systems of the Olympic Peninsula.  Each event will have short, medium, and long courses , and all are followed by food and beer. 

Sol Grinder will take you down through long cathedral-like corridors of Sitka Spruce, Douglas Fir and Cedars. You will have the sound of water as you cross the sparkling Sol Duc River or one of its many tributaries. Little creeks are constantly gurgling and splashing by you as you grind your way to the pinnacle of this course, opening up to views into the interior of Olympic National Park and Forest. Wildflowers line the high stretches of roads. The short and long courses go through the “Keyhole”, a passageway blasted through the spine of the dividing ridge. 

Sol Grinder

Start Located At: Sol Duc Area, Washington
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Registration Fees


Short course = $60
Medium course = $70
Long course = $80
Juniors (under 18) = $35 (any distance)

Multi-race Discount: $5 discount on second and 3rd race. *To get the discount you must register for all races at the same time.


In addition to an epic outdoor experience in the far northwest corner, all participants receive a professional, well-organized event, a great piece of custom race swag, RFID timing, a well-marked course, on-course snacks and medical support, mechanical support, post-race food and a refreshing beer (21+).

Prize / Race Categories

Competitive Division

Categories for each distance are:  Open, Open Masters (45+), Non-Binary, Womens Open, Womens Masters (45+), Juniors (under 18), and Singlespeed.

Awards will be given only in the Categories that have 10 or more riders.

Gran Fondo

You can also Gravel Unravel in the non-competitive Gran Fondo style. Loosely translated from Italian as “the big challenge”, think of it as more of a group ride or tour. Set your own goal, be it to go fast or ride for fun, or heck just to finish! E-bikes are allowed in the non-competitive ride as a separate category.