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April 21 - 24, 2022
Balch Hotel, Dufur, OR

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A 4-day women’s gravel camp designed to take your riding to the next level.

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Kick off the 2022 gravel racing season with us; refine your cornering and descending skills, dial in your tire pressure, learn about nutrition and recovery, and connect with other amazing gravel riders in the beautiful Columbia Gorge. 

 

There is no better way to prepare for the Oregon Gravel Series, including the Gorge Gravel Grinder, Cascade Gravel Grinder, Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder and Ochoco Gravel! 

 

Hone your craft and receive 50% discounted entry to the Oregon Gravel Series races and the Utah Gravel Grinder ($1,100 value). Special Blend Gravel will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday leading up to the Gorge Gravel Grinder on Sunday (registration included with camp).

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WHAT IS SBG?

Special Blend Gravel Camp is a stepping stone for a season of success and smiles. You’ll spend the weekend riding amazing gravel roads, focusing on cornering and descending technique, and learn about tire setup, road-side mechanical skills, nutrition and recovery, and stage race tips and tricks from some of the best in the business of gravel.

IS SPECIAL BLEND GRAVEL RIGHT FOR ME?

Are you a seasoned roadie curious about gravel riding, a competent mountain biker looking to rally the double track, or a gravel rider looking to hone your craft? If yes, Special Blend Gravel is for you. We welcome intermediate to advanced riders who are looking to build confidence, refine skills, and find some free speed on through corners and on descents.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED?

What does it mean to be intermediate to advanced? 

  • You feel comfortable riding in groups and understand pack riding etiquette. 

  • You can ride steep climbs and descents, and you want to go faster! 

  • You can ride washboard and navigate bumpy and rocky terrain, but want to do it with more confidence and speed. 

  • You are comfortable eating and drinking on the bike, and riding one.

  • You ride or exercise a minimum 4 hours per week and can ride up to 3 hours, 2-3 days in a row

  • You ride 4-5 hours, once in a while

  • You have access to a bike with at minimum 38mm tires and disc brakes.

Still have questions, just ask! 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • 3.5 days of riding, education, and community

  • 3 nights at the Balch Hotel in Dufur, OR; private room 

  • Dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday night

  • Breakfast Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning

  • Lunch / Snack bar Friday and Saturday

  • VIP post-race tent after Gorge Gravel Grinder

  • Daily education and Q&A sessions 

  • 3 world-class gravel routes, complete aid stations, and mechanical support

  • Registration for Gorge Gravel Grinder included

  • 50% discount on all Oregon Gravel Series Races and Utah Gravel Grinder ($1100 value)

  • Small group rides/instruction with some awesome coaches! 

  • Wine, dark chocolate, and recovery boots! 

  • Awesome goodie bag!

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You can experience miles and miles of the great gravel that Oregon has to offer by signing up for one, two, three, or the full Oregon Gravel Grinder Series.

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Sign up for the Gorge Gravel Grinder, Cascade Gravel Grinder, and Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder you'll be part of the Triple Crown Challenge!  When you sign up for the first three events in the Oregon Gravel Grinder series, you'll save 15% - up to $210.

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Sign up for all four events in the Oregon Gravel Grinder Series- Gorge Gravel Grinder, Cascade Gravel Grinder, Oregon Trial Gravel Grinder, and Ochoco Gravel Grinder to be part of the Quad Challenge!  When you sign up for all four events, you'll save 20% - up to $320.

 

Those entered into the Quad Challenge will receive extras in their rider bags and be a VIP at the Ochoco Festival with special prizing and podium perks for all who finish the challenge!

To learn more about being part of The Triple Crown or The Quad, email us and we'll send you the registration details!
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The Oregon Gravel Grinder series is proudly produced by the team at Breakaway Promotions.