2014 Oregon Coast Gravel Epic

presented by Oregon Coast Bank

AUG 23, 2014,  WALDPORT & YACHATS, OR.

 

 

Check out Aaron Rogosin’s photo’s from the 2014 Oregon Coast Gravel Epic.

http://aaronrogosin.com/blog/oregon-coast-gravel-epic-race/

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The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic is an endurance event that showcases the raw beauty of ancient Siuslaw National Forests and some of its seriously stout hills.  At 70 miles long with 10,000 ft of climbing the Abomination route more than lives up to its name . While the Son of Abomination is shorter at 35 miles, it is still physically demanding with 5,000 ft of climbing.

Our events feature aid stations with Hammer Heed and other Hammer products as well as fresh fruit, sandwich makings, Nutella, and other delicious offerings. Bike support is also offered at some aid stations as well as lead and follow vehicles. After the finish line you will be greeted with valet bike parking so that you can enjoy a delicious post ride meal and complimentary Oakshire ale (and non-alcoholic options) in our post ride celebration/finish line area.

The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic is the final event of the Oregon Triple Crown Series of premier and challenging racing and recreational riding events. Complete all three of the Oregon Triple Crown Series and you’ll take home a well-deserved cycling jersey commemorating  your extraordinary efforts.  For more information on the Oregon Triple Crown, go to www.oregontriplecrown.com.

This event is presented by Oregon Coast Bank and is being produced in cooperation with the communities of Waldport and Yachats on the central Oregon Coast and with the support of Travel Oregon, and will highlight the natural beauty of rural Oregon coastal communities. It is Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) sanctioned.

What others Say

Award winning frame builder and top local racer Rob English wrote this about his experience at last year’s event and the Epic was rated one of the 7 toughest gravel events here.

 

The Routes

The Abomination route is 70 miles long with 10,000 feet of climbing and the Son of Abomination route is 35 miles with  5,000 ft of climbing. While there is exceedingly little level ground on either route, neither route is technical in a mountain biking sense.

Note: The courses closes at 6pm

Start Time

The Oregon Coast Gravel Epic is a mass start event. Start time for both courses is 8:00am

 Start/Finish Location:

The 2014 Oregon Coast Gravel Epic starts at the new Waldport High School.

Waldport High School
3000 Crestline Drive
Waldport, OR 97394

Packet Pick-up    (Note: There is NO race day registration)

Friday, August 22nd 4- 8pm at the Yachats Farm Store – Hwy 101 N, 348 U.S. 101, Yachats, OR 97498 (541) 547-3884

Saturday, August 23rd – 6am – 7:45am - Waldport High School, 3000 Crestline Drive, Waldport, OR 97394

 

Bike Safety Rodeo at the Start/Finish Celebration Area.

The Green Bike Co-op of Waldport is sponsoring a bicycle rodeo in conjunction with the Gravel Epic Bike Race August 23 at Waldport High School. Hours of the rodeo are 11 am to 3 pm.
Three bicycle agility and safety events will be offered to kids and adults. Bikes and helmets will be provided. There is no cost, but donations will go to Seashore Family Literacy which operates the Green Bike Co-op.
Do you and your kids know bicycle safety rules? How about hand signals for turning? If under 16, do your kids wear helmets? (It’s the law). Can they maneuver their bikes around objects in tight places? How good is their balance on a bike?
Come to the Gravel Epic staging area at Waldport High School this Saturday. While waiting for the racers to cross the finish line, enjoy testing your skills on the rodeo course. Volunteers from the Green Bike Co-op will be there to teach safety and judge agility. Bring you own bike, or use ours. Have fun and learn about bicycle safety.

Note on OBRA:

This is an Oregon Bicycle Racing Association-sanctioned event.  You must be an OBRA member to participate. One-day OBRA memberships are $2.00 (collected during the online registration process).

 

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