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Cascade Gravel Grinder Day 3

April 28

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.

Day 3 – Three Creeks (two routes to choose from)

Small Grinder
Start Time: All Riders 9am
Total Gravel 90%
Total Ride Distance 45 Miles
Total Elevation 3880 Feet

Big Grinder
Start Time: All Riders 9am
Total Gravel 90%
Total Ride Distance 70 Miles
Total Elevation 5730 Feet

Description: Saving the toughest for last the Three Creeks Gravel Grinder is big on challenge and elevation. With nearly 6000 feet of climbing for the Big Grinder the ride is sure to send competitors home with sour legs. The course starts at Village Green Park in the quaint town of Sisters and first skirts along the Cascade foothills before getting real and heading straight up into the mountain range. Huge, up close, breath taking views around every corner will help to numb the pain and suffering. Well stocked aid stations along the route will help fuel riders on to the finish back at Village Green Park were music, great food, and beer garden await. Bring your climbing legs and strong resolve for this final day.

Parking: Parking will be located at Sisters Middle School on the west side of Sisters. The address is 15200 OR-242, Sisters, OR 97759 Please park at the middle school then pedal the 1 mile distance to staging. There is no parking at Village Green City Park.

Details

Date:
April 28
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.oregongravelgrinder.com/cascade-gravel-grinder/

Venue

Portland, OR United States