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Cascade Gravel Grinder Day 1
April 26, 2019
Three Day Omnium Format – Race/Ride One, Two or All Three Days
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. Bend is home to thousands of miles of remote gravel roads were deer out number cars 10 to 1. All three days of riding offer different scenery and challenges. April is a great time of year for experiencing the beauty of Central Oregon. The air is clear, the mountains still gleam with white snow and roads have minimal dust factor. Add to that great lodging rates and you have the perfect opportunity to enjoy Bend.
Average daily temps range between 50-70 degrees with temperatures dipping slightly on Sunday as you head up into the Cascade Mountain range. The team at Breakaway Promotions looks forward to offering outstanding support both during your ride and after with great aid stations, mechanical support, food and beverages.
The Cascade Gravel Grinder is an omnium formatted event. This allows riders to race/ride one, two or all three days. Prizes and scoring will be setup for each day’s ride. Prize money and overall winner’s jerseys will be given to the overall omnium winners.
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