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Women's Gravel Camp Group Ride


Spring 2024
Dufur, Oregon

Kick off your 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 a free entry to the Gorge Gravel Grinder.  Gorge Gravel Grinder is the first event of the Oregon  Gravel Grinder Series and takes place in April in Dufur, Oregon. 

"This was a truly transformative experience for me. I learned so much from everyone and every element made me feel empowered and confident that I could do it in the end. The education and inspiration I got from the weekend will really guide me through this summer of races and riding." - SBG Gorge Camper

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, and Saturday night

  • Breakfast Friday, Saturday, and 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

  • 25% discount on all Oregon Gravel Series Races

  • Small group rides/instruction with some awesome coaches! 

  • Wine, dark chocolate, and recovery boots! 

  • Awesome goodie bag!

We want to create an immersive experience for all campers, one where we are all as present as we can be. In this effort, we ask that you leave your non-camper friends, partners, kiddos, and pets at home.


Lodging options for the SBG Gorge Camp ​are,

  • Balch Hotel

    • Queen bed, shared bathroom

    • Queen bed, private bathroom

    • King bed, private bathroom

  • Camping in Dufur City Park (1/4 mile from Balch Hotel)



Arrive at the Balch Hotel; Social hour and settle in. We’ll kick things off with a welcome to camp and what-to-expect intro session followed by dinner. Before we hit the hay, we’ll prep you for tomorrow’s ride and answer any questions.

Special Blend Gravel Camp Gorge photo


7:30 am breakfast, pre-ride education, and daily planning, and we’ll head out into the Gorge for an amazing ride.  

Plan for 3-5 hours on the bike (depending on the ride/group) before we return to the Balch hotel for Lunch/Recovery Bar and a bit of downtime before the afternoon’s education session. We cap the day off with dinner, good conversation, and of course dark chocolate in the recovery lounge. 

Special Blend Gravel Camp coaches support ride picture


7:30 am breakfast, pre-ride education, daily planning, and we’ll head out into the Gorge for another amazing ride. Today’s route will be the longest of the camp and we will dial in our skills on some tricky corners and fast descents.  

Lunch/Recovery Bar and recovery upon our return, followed by education sessions, massages, education sessions, and coaches Q&As. We cap the day off with dinner and good conversation. Looking forward to the final ride tomorrow!

Special Blend Gravel Camp aid station picture


Sunday will be where we do the final ride and put everything together.  We'll eat breakfast, go for the ride, and then come back together for final high-fives and hugs.

Special Blend Gravel Camp - Gorge Start Line picture
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