“The Grand Tour of Gravel” – https://www.oregontrailgravelgrinder.com
- 5 Days of Gravel
- 4 Nights of Camping
- 350 Unbelievable Miles (Pioneer experience)
- Gravel adventure through the heart of the Cascades in Oregon
2022 OTGG Day 5 Video Experience
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In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew takes on the Pioneer route option, ridden at recording video / survival pace 🙂 and completes the final stage, quitting isn’t an option! Training for this experience in North Florida wasn’t an option, so JOM toted along reasonably low gears to get over most of the climbs. It is important to note that a good level of fitness and skills, particularly for descending, are recommended to tackle each day of the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder.
Continued from Above:
“This five-day event will challenge and reward racers and adventure riders not only on the epic days in the saddle but the celebration of the gravel tribe each night at camp. We take care of all of the details and support you on your journey – from tents to gourmet food to professional massage and nightly entertainment – you’ll come away sore, accomplished, and with unmatched tales and friendship from the trail. This Grand Tour of Gravel will be the adventure of your life time!”
Two Ride Options
Ready to race the Oregon Trial? Do you want to test your limits and push yourself in the most challenging and beautiful scenery? Then you are a PIONEER! 362 Total miles, 33,560 feet of elevation (adjusted slightly for 2022 due to weather leading into the event).
Looking for a true ride experience on the Oregon Trail? If you want the adventure but not the pressure of a race? Then you are a SETTLER! 312 Total miles, 24,867 (adjusted slightly for 2022 due to weather leading into the event).
More about Stage 5 from the OTGG Website
“The final day, Stage 5 of the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder, starts from bike camp in La Pine, Oregon, and heads due north to the final destination of Sisters, Oregon. This stage starts with riders weaving in and out of Eastern Oregon forest, consisting of large pines and open terrain and vegetation. Riders get a chance to warm up and shake out their legs with moderate elevation gains for the first 20 to 30 miles. After that, the course goes uphill as riders begin the ascent into the high country near Mt. Bachelor. After reaching Mt. Bachelor, it is a fast descent into the scenic Tumalo Creek Drainage and once again back up to the highest point of the five days, on the old 370 Forest Service Road.”
“FS370 takes riders within a stone’s throw of Broken Top in the Three Sisters Peaks. Massive mountain views, alpine lakes, and scenic beauty abound as riders approach the 7-thousand elevation mark. The timed portion of the race concludes near Three Creeks Lake.”
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Links of Interest:
- Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder – https://www.oregontrailgravelgrinder.com
- T-Lab X3.22 (JOM’s bike for the OTGG)
- REYNOLDS BLACKLABEL G700 PRO Carbon Gravel Wheelset Review (JOM’s wheels for the OTGG)
- Gravel Cyclist’s Route Library
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