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Gravel Circumnavigation of the Olympic Range (GCOR)
July 1, 2023 - July 8, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day first of July, repeating until July 5, 2025
This is a 440 mile bikepacking tour through one of the most scenic and mysterious regions of Washington St. It is a challenging journey, both because of the nonstop climbing and the remoteness of the Olympic Peninsula. There is absolutely no support for this event.
Read Northwest in Motion’s bikepacking coverage, including gear recommendations from the area’s top women and men bikepackers.
The best way to take on a big challenge is with others! It’s not a race, it’s not just a ride. GCOR is a big undertaking and having friends on route helps fill in the solitude.
Join us for the grand depart and let’s enjoy that there are others on the same journey we are.
The “lite” version that out a few hills and a few miles for those wishing a more civilized experience.
Riding around a whole mountain range is not a casual endeavor. It’s 400+ miles of every kind of surface you’d imagine. At the same time, its not quite as epic as riding across an entire continent or state mostly because the logistics are much better with a loop. A recreational rider should be able to complete GCOR in less than a week. Although, slowing down and taking your time is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the incredible geography that is the Olympic Mountains. Fast or slow, GCOR promises to turn you on to what makes the PNW so effin cool!
The route has been crafted, tooled and retooled to maximize stoke and flow, minimize pavement and pushing, and show off the wonderful gravel roads and trails that skirt our Olympic Mountains.
For more information check out the GCOR Bikepacking Challenge group on Facebook.
To confirm event status (sold out, cancellations, COVID restrictions, etc.), be sure to visit the event website above.