Takelma Gravel Grinder
Sat June 24$75 – $85
Seven Feathers Casino Resort, nestled among tall Douglas firs and pine trees, just off of Interstate 5, at exit 99, in Canyonville, Oregon, is the beginning of the Takelma Gravel Grinder. Riders will choose between the 30-mile Decaf & 57-mile Bold routes. The ride begins by taking riders through the casino doors for a small parade before rolling towards Canyonville and onto rural Tiller Trail Highway. Passing farm and ranch landscapes along the South Umpqua River, soon you’re into the gravel experience with the first climb of the ride. A challenging 1.3 mile KMO climbing effort with 9% average gain, then cresting to a spectacular valley view of Days Creek. During the ride, aid stations with electrolyte drinks and food will be provided, as well as SAG vehicles.
The 15-mile mark will be the turn-around for our Decaf riders, as the Bold riders continue on towards Chief Miwaleta Park and along the scenic view of Galesville Reservoir. We then return to Seven Feathers Casino Resort to relax at the Bites, Blues & Brews Festival, enjoying food and beverage from the Seven Feathers Food Truck, compliments of the race organizers.