Seven Feathers Casino Resort, nestled among tall Douglas firs and pine trees, just off of Interstate 5, at exit 99, in Canyonville, Oregon, is where the Takelma Gravel Grinder starts inside the casino, taking riders of the 30-mile Decaf & 57-mile Bold with 55% gravel towards the town of Canyonville and onto rural, Tiller Trail Hwy. Passing farm and ranch landscapes along the South Umpqua River soon we’re onto the gravel experience begins with our first climb of the ride. A challenging KMO climbing effort with an average gain of 9% then cresting to a spectacular valley view of Days Creek.
The 15-mile mark will be the turn-around for our Decaf riders, as our Bold riders continue onto Chief Miwaleta Park for refreshments before returning to Seven Feathers Casino Resort. During the ride, aid stations with electrolyte drinks and food will be provided. Bike support is offered on the course as well as sag vehicles. Upon completion riders can wash off and relax at the Bites, Blues & Brews Festival enjoying food and beverage from Seven Feathers Food Truck, compliments of the race organizers.