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Yamhill Gravel Fondo
April 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
An event every year that begins at 8:00 am on day third of April, repeating until April 15, 2023
The Yamhill Gravel Fondo is a gravel event that passes through the beautiful hills of Oregon’s wine and timber country. With three route lengths to choose from, this will be a gravel event for everyone from beginners to seasoned pros. Race for the best-timed finish or meander at will and soak up the beauty of the Yamhill Valley. Make it your own adventure or personal challenge.
The YGF is essentially three events in one:
PICCOLO 18-MILE ROUTE
Let’s start with the Piccolo 18-mile event. This course is a great way to see if you like gravel races. The route consists of 2 miles of paved roads and 16 miles of gravel roads. It is very flat with a couple of punchy climbs right at the start and finishes with an easy false flat at the end. The total elevation gain for the 18 miles is less than 1,200 feet. A perfect event for the spouse or children while the family racer is out on a longer route. This event now has a 17 and under age group.
MEDIO 37-MILE ROUTE
The next route is the Medio 37-mile event. This is a true gravel course best suited for Gravel or Cyclocross bikes. Expect lots of fast gravel mixed with some two tough climbs. It is made up of 12.5 miles of paved roads and 24.5 miles of gravel roads. You will get to climb Moores Valley Rd along with the paved Old Wagon Road climb. The total elevation gain is 2,355 feet.
GRANDE 60-MILE ROUTE
The Grande 60-mile course is for the person who wants a true challenge. You will get six great climbs, lots of fast gravel roads, minimal paved sections, and a white-knuckle descent to Patton Valley. Whatever bike and tire combo you choose, it will be the wrong choice at some point. This route will test your skill and mettle. It includes 49 miles of gravel roads and 11 miles of paved roads. The total elevation gain is 5,470 feet.
The Yamhill Gravel Fondo will take place in the northern sector of beautiful Yamhill Valley on April 20, 2019 (Saturday). The start and finish will be at the Flying M Ranch. The after ride party will also be held at the Flying M Ranch, which is along the upper section of the Yamhill River. The venue also offers camping and bathrooms.
There will be a generous amount of parking at the Flying M Ranch in designated areas. Please follow the parking marshal’s instructions upon arriving. Please do not park in any business parking lots, unless designated so. Please do not park on the course or other traffic rights-of-way.
PACKET PICK UP & START LOCATION
You may pick up your packet at McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse (4045 NE Cornelius Pass Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97214) on Friday, April 19 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm You may also pick up your packet at the venue Saturday, April 20 between 8:00 am-9:30 am.
SCHEDULE & START TIMES
The event will start from the Flying M Ranch at 10:00 am We will have a mandatory meeting at 9:45 am at the staging area. There will be 3 mass start waves. The 60-mile racers will start at 10:00 am, the 37-mile racers will start at 10:05 am and the 18-mile racers will start at 10:10 am.
The race will be timed by OBRA Officials.
MEMBERSHIP & LICENSES
OBRA membership required for all riders. Single day event memberships are available for $5.00. Annual OBRA memberships are available for $35.00 online, mail in, or in person at the event. If participants have proof of current WSBA or USAC membership, the one-day membership fee will be waived (one-day membership form still needs to be completed).
There will be custom race plates for this event. More info TBA.
There will be 4 well-stocked AID stations along the route.
Piccolo route AID: mile 12
Medio route AID: mile 13, 23, and 31
Grande route AID: mile 13, 23, 29, 38, 48, and 54
A fantastic lunch including a prepared meal and adult beverages will be served at 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Flying M Ranch registration area. Vegetarian options will be available.
We will do 3 award ceremonies, one for each distance. We will do them after most of the riders in your distance have finished. Estimated times will be 12:00 pm for the 18-mile race, 1:30 pm for the 37-mile race, and 3:30 pm for the 60-mile race.
We need you! We’re building our army of awesome volunteers for the Yamhill Gravel Fondo. Email us at email@example.com to add your name to the interest list and we’ll notify you as soon as our volunteer recruitment efforts are in full swing with a link to sign up for duty. #yamhillgravelfondo
Approved helmets required at all times (including riding to and from registration, during warm-up, cool down, in your jeans, shorts, slippers) while at the venue. Failure to comply could result in disqualification.
Please do not park on the course or other traffic right-of-ways.
Please use the provided Port-a-Potties, not the bushes.