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Ochoco Gravel Roubaix

Ochoco Gravel Roubaix Event Details
The Ochoco Gravel Roubaix is an OBRA Gran Fondo Style gravel bicycle race through the Ochoco National Forest featuring 80 and 45 mile loops. The finish line party will be open and free to the public and feature food, live music, beer garden, and more!
 
Requirements – Racers must wear a helmet at all times, must carry a minimum of two water bottles, and must be able to average at least 10 miles per hour on this type of ride. Riders must follow the Oregon Department of Transportation Rules of the Road while on roadways and follow Forest Service Policies while on National Forest Land.
​Gravel or Cross Bicycles with 35mm to 40mm tread recommended.
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Takelma Gravel Grinder

Seven Feathers Casino Resort, nestled among tall Douglas firs and pine trees, just off of Interstate 5, at exit 99, in Canyonville, Oregon, is the beginning of the Takelma Gravel Grinder. Riders will choose between the 30-mile Decaf & 57-mile Bold routes. The ride begins by taking riders through the doors of the casino before rolling towards the town of Canyonville and onto rural, Tiller Trail Highway. Passing farm and ranch landscapes along the South Umpqua River, soon you’re into the gravel experience with the first climb of the ride. A challenging 1.3 mile KMO climbing effort with 9% average gain, then cresting to a spectacular valley view of Days Creek. During the ride, aid stations with electrolyte drinks and food will be provided, as well as SAG vehicles.

The 15-mile mark will be the turn-around for our Decaf riders, as the Bold riders continue on towards Chief Miwaleta Park and along the scenic view of Galesville Reservoir. We then return to Seven Feathers Casino Resort to relax at the Bites, Blues & Brews Festival, enjoying food and beverage from the Seven Feathers Food Truck, compliments of the race organizers.

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Tour deFronds

The Tour de Fronds is one of the most beautiful cycling events in Oregon. The Tour is your choice of scenic rides on low-traffic roads in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Coast Range. From your saddle enjoy views of old-growth forests, wildflowers, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and mountain vistas.

The Tour is well-supported with many and varied snacks and beverages available at each checkpoint. A large meal after the tour is included in your registration.

The Tour de Fronds traverses Oregon’s premier Glendale/Powers Bicycle Recreation Area, a project of USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.

Six rides are available. Asphalt rides include 30, 45, 63, 77, and 102 mile long rides with different climbing and grade challenges (see tire recommendations). One ride is a asphalt/gravel ride the 71 mile ride to Rogue River/Singing Springs. Check us out at www.tourdefronds.com

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Sasquatch Duro

Welcome to Sasquatch Duro!

Join us in the Kingdom of Gravel that made Oakridge the logging capital of the Pacific Northwest. Logging is still active and new opportunities for adventure await in May at the Sasquatch Duro. Three routes to choose from for a Monster Squatch 77 Miler, Big Squatch loop that is 47 Miles and 4200 ft and the Little Squatch loop at 32 miles Rating: Tough enough for 32 miles or 47 mile options and plenty of fun and Sasquatch on the 77 mile Monster Squatch route

Suggested Gearing: So Subjective versus your fitness.

Suggested Tire: 32mm to 40mm, cross bike, gravel bike or hard tail mountain bike

Decents are fast so control is key

Percentage of Gravel to Road 70/30 Gravel To Road

Proud to support the ATCA who work to enhance and preserve the Alpine Trail!
Want to see photos check out #sasquatchduro or #oregontriplecrown and we will see you at the Sasquatch Duro

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Oregon Gran Fondo Adventure Route

The first Saturday in June means one thing in Oregon which is the Oregon Gran Fondo. While the three all road routes are starting at 8:30 am we have a special Adventure Route that is 134 miles and close to 10,000 ft in Climbing! This unique event rides through the same great aid stations that take riders west from Cottage Grove, Oregon (2.5 hrs south of Portland) to the vast area west towards the Oregon Coast for a truly unplugged experience. With 3 sections of gravel and some of the best riding on the west coast this is not a ride for the faint of heart! 9 age groups for men and women and post event food and massage for all, plus support from over 100 volunteers!
Get your legs ready for the Oregon Gran Fondo Adventure Route!

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Oregon Coast Gravel Epic

8th annual!
The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic is an Gravel Grinder consisting of 50% pure logging roads that are unpaved and the other 50% smooth pavement left over from decades of active logging that still exists to this day.

This endurance event showcases the raw beauty of ancient Siuslaw National Forests and some of its seriously stout hills. The Abomination Route is 60 miles long with 6677 ft of climbing the Abomination route more than lives up to its name and will take 3.5-7hrs for most.

The Son of Abomination is shorter at 37 miles, it is still physically demanding with 3,740 ft of climbing and 3-4 hrs of riding and just as amazing without quite as many hills.

Our events feature aid stations with great food and supporton course and a host of other goodies for a great day on a gravel bike or hard tail MTB!
Bonus that we did not even mention is Yachats Brewing and great Tex Mex post event feed with a ride up the 101 on the Oregon Coast!

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Yamhill Gravel Fondo

  • The Yamhill Gravel Fondo is a gravel event that passes through the beautiful hills of Oregon’s wine and timber country. With three route lengths to choose from, this will be a gravel event for everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. Race for the best-timed finish or meander at will and soak up the beauty of the Yamhill Valley. Make it your own adventure or personal challenge.
  • The YGF is essentially three events in one. The “Piccolo” 18-mile route is flat and easy, a great event for beginners or even the kids in the family. The “Medio” 37-mile route is a gravel event best suited for the intermediate or seasoned enthusiasts. Expect lots of fast gravel mixed with some tough climbs. The “Grande” 60-mile route is for the person who wants a true challenge. You get six tough climbs, lots of fast gravel roads, multiple sections of tough seasonal roads, and a white-knuckle descent into Patton Valley. Whatever bike/tire you choose it will be the wrong one at some point. This route is sure to test your mettle.
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by Riding Gravel 2014