2019 Gravel Guide

Welcome to our 2019 Gravel Guide, a special coverage section sponsored by Oregon Triple Crown, Co-Motion Cycles, Rolf Prima Wheels, and Ride With GPS.

On this page you’ll find:

Inspiring recaps of great gravel rides — from Banks to Burns, Salem to Scappoose, and everything in between.
A list of the best gravel-related events and rides.
Photos to get you inspired.
Riding clubs, route-finding resources, and gravel-friendly businesses.

Inspiring Ride Recaps

600-mile ‘Emerald Outback’ event will traverse Oregon Coast Range
When moms escape: Tackling the unpaved Trask River Road route to the coast
A taste of gravel in the Tillamook State Forest
With ‘Skull’ event, Burns stakes a claim as America’s best gravel riding destination
Gravel ‘Epic’ lures riders to Oregon Coast Range and delivers on promises
Love riding gravel? Meet Washington County’s unpaved road “Kahuna” Dan Morgan
Finding heaven on the Hell of the North Plains
To the Oregon coast and back via Nestucca River Road
A return to Timber’s snowy, logjammed backroads
One century to rule them all – (Bacona Road and Stub Stewart singletrack)
Exploring the ‘dark’ side of Larch Mountain
In search of Hobo Joe
Exploring the Gifford Pinchot National Forest ‘Hinterland’
Gorge backroads delight on the Dalles Mountain Mutiny
Exploring Barney Reservoir and rugged timber roads west of Forest Grove
A dispatch from The Dalles
McMenamins Grand Lodge as a base camp for biking adventures around Forest Grove
The Gifford Gravel 50, an exhilirating day in the saddle
Scappoose to the Banks-Vernonia Trail via logging roads
Columbia County’s Burn Road Loop traces pioneer history
Finding (and grinding) gravel in Salem
Exploring Columbia County backroads outside of Scappoose
A gravel riding goldmine in eastern Oregon
The gear that got me through the Oregon Outback
The Oregon Outback was the hardest — and best — ride I’ve ever done

2019 Gravel Rides, Races, and Events

Gorge Gravel Grinder – 4/7 (Breakaway Promotions)
Yamhill Gravel Fondo – 4/20 (Zone 5 Promotions)
Cascade Gravel Grinder Day 1 – 4/26 (Breakaway Promotions)
Cascade Gravel Grinder Day 2 – 4/27 (Breakaway Promotions)
Cascade Gravel Grinder Day 3 – 4/28 (Breakaway Promotions)

Oregon Coast Gravel Epic – 5/4 (Mudslinger Events)
Oregon Emerald Outback – 5/4 (Benjamin Colwill)
Gravel – 5/17 (Cycle Oregon)
Sasquatch Duro – 5/18 (Mudslinger Events)

Oregon Gran Fondo (Sherman Route) – 6/1 (Mudslinger Events)
Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder – 6/19 (Breakaway Promotions)


Ochoco Gravel Roubaix – 8/24

Photo Galleries

Oregon Coast Gravel Epic (5/5/2018)

Resources | Clubs | Services

RideWithGPS: The place to organize, plan, and find your routes.
Our Mother the Mountain: Also follow them via RideWithGPS.
Coastal Mountain Sporthaus
Unpaved Google Group: Active list full of advice, tips, and ride offerings.
TREO Bike Tours Eastern Oregon
Dirt Surfers
Bucky Rides: Website of James Buckroyd featuring product reviews, great photos and epic routes all over the Portland region.

Special thanks to our 2019 Gravel Guide Partners:

Oregon Triple Crown // Co-Motion Cycles // Rolf Prima Wheels // Ride With GPS.