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Evergreen Grinder 107mi | 64mi
December 5 @ 5:30 am - 5:00 pm PST
An event every year that begins at 5:30 am on day first of December, repeating until December 7, 2024
The Evergreen Grinder is challenging. Lots of climbing on both courses, a lot of single track & water crossings, and the prospect of a harsh winter promise to test even the most experienced and hardy gravel and adventure cyclists. We offer a long course (107 mile/14,000 ft) and short course (64 mile/8,500 ft) to accommodate riders of different abilities and goals.
Here are some important things to keep in mind when planning for the race:
-There is no entry fee, just show up
-The course is UNMARKED; you are responsible for navigation. RidewithGPS files are available for download and I’ll have paper cuesheets as well.
-Study the course and have a bailout plan in case you need to scratch from the race. There is no sag wagon or any support of any kind.
-Be prepared for a variety of circumstances, weather, and road conditions on the course: you must carry all your own food, water, layers, tools, spares, etc.
-There are no services on route and the Safeway won’t be open yet, so plan ahead and bring enough food with you to the start on race day.
-There is live traffic on all roads on course- cars, trucks, ATVS, logging equipment, etc. Follow rules of the road and use common sense
-You must have lights and a helmet.
-you are responsible for your own safety, have an emergency contact standing by in case of injury
-there is no prize for first place, and it’s likely no one will be there when you finish.
Between the cold weather, freezing precipitation, 14,000+ feet of elevation gain, and self-sufficiency requirements, this is the hardest gravel race on the West Coast. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.