The Gravel Earth Series will travel to Oregon for a five-day adventure in the Cascades Mountains

The best North American specialists will compete against European champions in an unprecedented battle

From June 26th to 30th June 30, gravel enthusiasts will converge in the majestic Cascades for the highly anticipated Oregon Trail Gravel. This challenging and rewarding five-day event, known as the undisputed “Grand Tour of Gravel”, is set to be a highlight of the calendar. As a part of the Gravel Earth Series, the Pioneer Race modality has been awarded the highest distinction; there are only five Global events this season. The competitors will vie for the coveted 1.000 points awarded to the winner. Only the Gravel Earth Final, the grand finale of the competition, awards more points. The stakes are high in the U.S. state of Oregon.

The Oregon Trail Gravel starts and finishes in Bend traversing 560 kilometers with 9.000 meters of positive gain of Oregon’s most scenic and breathtaking gravel roads across five grueling stages. Each day, participants will pedal through varied terrain, from challenging climbs to scenic descents, with fully-supported fireside campouts and nightly entertainment to rest and refuel. In fact, the cyclists will sleep in four different camps during the adventure: Bend, Gilchrist, Oakridge and McKenzie. A unique opportunity to get to know the natural environment of the Cascades Mountains in the best possible way. This is one of the most complex and challenging gravel events in North America. The organization mission is to make the logistics for each rider easy so that they can focus on nothing more than pedaling.

The event will bring together a large part of the American stars, both in the men’s and women’s sides. A golden opportunity to score points without having to crossing the Atlantic. It should be remembered that the format of the Gravel Earth Series avoids long trips, if deemed appropriate, before the Gravel Earth Final. Among the women, the American roster of favorites will be formed by Morgan Aguirre, that live in Europe, Rebecca Fahringer, Brenna Wyre-Simpson, Michaela Thompson, Pauly Brenna, Sarah Max, Caroline Dezendorf, Hannah Shell, Helena Gilbert-Snyder and Serena Gordon. Together with them, we will find the Dutch Geerike Schreurs and the French Axelle Dubau-Prevot, two of the most outstanding athletes to date. Not forgetting names like the British Danni Shrosbree, the Australian Justine Barrow, the Swedish Hannah Johanson, the French resident in the United States Cécile Lejeune or the Brazilian Flavia Oliveria.

The battle between the men will also be fierce. The Americans will be led by Peter Setetina, winner of The Traka 360 and one of the best placed in the overall ranking. He will be joined by Luke Hensley, Griffin Easter, Lance Haidet, Alex Howes, Jackson Hotchkiss, Erik Tonkin, Chris Mehlman, Carl Decker, Michael Van den Ham, Keiran Eagen, Florian Costa, Austen Davis and Joe Laverick. The Frenchs Alexys Brunel and Hugo Drechou, the Colombian Brayan Chaves, the British Travis Bramley, the Canadians Robert Britton, Benjamin Perry and Cory Wallace, the Australian Matthew Bird and the Dutch Diederik Deelen will also be in the party. Excitement will not be lacking in the Oregon Trail.

The organization promises that all of them, from professional cyclists to amateurs, that the Oregon Trail will be the adventure of their lifetime. The staff will take care of all the details and support all participants on their journey, ensuring they will come away accomplished and with unmatched tales and friendships from the journey.