2 Days of Racing & 1 Day Gravel Grinder
Day 1- Mosier Race
Saturday April 2nd
Day 1 will be the spectacular Mosier Road Race. After huge success last year we are bringing back this course west of The Dalles with a stroll along the Scenic Gorge Highway out to the picturesque town of Mosier. The race will stage at the old Wahtonka High School and roll west on HWY 30 for 14 miles before turning south and heading up Dry Creek road at mile 16. Dry Creek Road is a local’s favorite dirt climb with a moderate gradient and the always impeccable packed gravel/dirt surface makes it is a blast to ride. Climb is 3 miles in length and ascends 650 feet before turning onto State Road and screaming back down to HWY 30. Depending on your category you will either head east on HWY 30 for the finish or turn west for another lap on this great section of road.
Day 2- East Dalles Race
Sunday April 3rd
Day 2 of the two day Gorge Roubaix takes last year’s epic course east of The Dalles and elevates it to a whole new level. More gravel, more miles, and elevation, and all contained in one massive loop. This is truly an amazing course that will challenge and excited racers of all abilities. Starting in Downtown The Dalles the race will depart from Clock Tower Brewpub rolling through this historic city. Riders will warm up with 15 miles of beautiful asphalt before the real fun begins.
The next 40 or 60 miles (depending on category) of roller coaster gravel roads are fast and hard pack making for exciting riding. Sweeping corners will test your handling skills and force you to make good decisions on the line you ride through them. This year the race will finish with a flat drag race through the historic downtown streets of The Dalles a stones throw away from Clock Tower Ales for the huge post race celebration!
Gorge Gravel Grinder
Sunday, April 3rd
We are excited to introduce the brand new Gorge Gravel Grinder Ride. No racing license no problem. This is a mass start event that is open to everyone. You choose the bike we provide the course and support to maximize your challenge and fun. We will have great mechanics on course to keep you rolling and well stocked aid stations to keep you fueled. We are offering timing to everyone on this ride with prizes for the top men and women finishers.
We have two courses for you to choose from. The Big Grinder is for anyone looking for the ultimate challenge. This course is the exact same one that the Pro/Elite men's field will tackle earlier in the day. Ride fast and compare your finishing time with the pros or take your time and enjoy the food, scenery, and amazing roads. The choice is yours. Those of you that did not have a stellar winter training season we have the Short Grinder which is 50 miles that still provides lots of challenge with a little less suffering.
Everyone who registers for the Gravel Grinder receives a ton of cool stuff, including a chance to win the Knight 29" Gravel Wheel Raffle. So sign up and ride. Then enjoy the post race party and festivities at Clock Tower Ales afterwards.