The Cascade Gravel Grinder is one of the most scenic and diverse gravel events in the country. Located in Bend, Oregon the event will provide three days of amazing rides through the Central Oregon high desert and Cascade Mountain Range.
Start Time: First rider off at 5pm
Total Gravel 100%
Total Ride Distance 5 Miles
Total Elevation 216 Feet
Description: This classic gravel road is located just west of Bend, Oregon. The course will take riders along a winding, twisting gravel road through pine forests and over Tumalo Creek. The time trial will allow riders to see who came out of winter fit and ready to go. No aero bars or equipment are allowed. This is Eddy Merckx style racing.
Riders will park at Pacific Crest Middle School and roll up to the start line at Skyliner and BS Logging Road. This is a point to point TT and once completed riders will take Shevlin and Mt. Washington Roads back to the event parking area at Pacific Crest Middle School. No parking at the start! Suggested gearing is 11-28 with only one small climb at mile 2.1.
Parking: Parking will be located at Pacific Crest Middle School on the west side of Bend. School is in session that day so please do not arrive any earlier than 4pm on race day. The address is 3030 NW Elwood Lane, Bend, OR 97703.