What is the Cascadia Super Gravel?

What is the Cascadia Super Gravel? The CSG is the culmination of seasons upon seasons of backyard explorations, weekend wanderings, and solitudinous escapes. For years the CSG was nothing more than a barstool disquisition between friends, a dream of sharing our own “Secret” expanse of routeways with the world around. Eventually though over the years this thought experiment grew in to something solid, and in 2017 we showed the world what Capitol Forest had to offer. Since then we have only grown. Adding miles, new challenges, and plenty of new riders. The Cascadia Super G is the hardest gravel race you have ever done, and thats the point. 

The race is broken down into three courses, the 30 miles of gravel, the 50 miles of guts, and the 100 miles of grit, all designed to offer a unique experience and difficulties respective to their durations. Racers will be confronted by a course unlike anything that they've experienced, from single track and animal trail to hike-a-bikes, to the ubiquitous grades of Capitol Forest. It will be a day to challenge you, to re-define what you consider gravel, and to remember.

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2023 Cascadia Super Gravel

Saturday April 29th 2023

Evergreen Sportsman Club 

Capitol Forest // Olympia WA

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100 Miles of Grit

Test your mettle against the longest course the CSG has ever offered. This race will push your grit over 100 miles and nearly 13,000' of vertical gain, taking racers across the expanse of capitol forest in what will be the largest circumnavigation we've ever attempted. The highs will be high, and the lows will be low, and you’ll all out come out better from it. This is the race for the Legends. 

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50 Miles of Guts

Not looking for the all day burn? Then Fifty Miles of Guts offers a stunning day in the hills, with enough miles and elevation to ensure a day off earned. If you show up to race, then a race you’ll have, but if riding with your pals is the agenda, well then the 50 may just be what you’re looking for. This is the race for the weekend warriors, the offseason athletes, and everybody in between. 

Categories:

Men 29 & Under, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Women 29 & Under, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

MORE 29 & Under, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

Single Speed Mens, Women, More,

Tandem

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30 Miles of Gravel

Thirty Miles of Gravel takes riders on a scenic tour of the southern underbelly of Capitol Forest where they will find themselves up against a course designed to be accomplished, but challenging. From light single track to creek crossings and reclaimed road grades, the 30 miles of gravel is a hand tailored introduction to gravel, the only way we know how too. 

Categories:

Men, Women, More, Tandem

Categories:

The Cascadia Super Gravel has the standard categories: Men, Women, & More (non-binary).

Register as to how you identify.

 

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Preparedness Guide

Wonder what to bring to the Cascadia Super Gravel  next year? Check out our Preparedness Guide for our best recommendations on how to what to bring to the Cascadia Super Gravel. The guide will provide tips and tricks to help you navigate packing, dressing, gear choices, and mechanical know how. Races can be overwhelming to plan for, we’re here to help.

Coming January 1st

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Nutrition Guide

The Cascadia Super Gravel is a long day on the bike no matter how you cut it and you’re going to need all the right fuels to happily get yourself through the day. Check into our nutrition guide where our nutrition partners walk you though the best fuels and when use them to get you through your race.  

Coming February1st

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Navigation Guide

Let’s talk direction. While we supply you with a professionally marked course and digital GPX files, it’s important to remember that shit happens, and you always need a bail out plan. In our navigation guide we talk about how to download base maps, GPX files, offline maps, and plot bail out points. While we will have course sweeps, aid stations, and other on course safety and support, you can never be too prepared.

Coming March 1st

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The best bike for the Cascadia Super Gravel would be a gravel specific or cyclocross bike with a minimum of 32mm tires,Mountain bikes are allowed.  Due to the challenging terrain we strongly advise disc brakes.

What kind of bike should I bring?

Frequently asked questions

Your registratin affords you a professional, well organized event; a well marked course; Professional timing with fast, accurate results; on-course mechanical support; one free entry into race day raffle; super stocked feed stations; hearty post-race meal and refreshing beer (21+ and covid dependent)

What's included with registration?

Camping will be available on site at the Sportsmans  club for an additional fee to be booked directly through them. Hook ups are available. 

Is the camping available?

Well we're partying obviously. What else would you expect? Food and drink will be available to all racers after the event, as well as lounge space and maybe some lawn games. Kick back and let it melt off you. 

What happens after the race?

How hard is the course? What are the roads like?

With three course distances embedded within an incredible network of gravel roads, you'll find a balance between epic, challenging and completely doable.  Don't think you can get off the couch after curling your favorite IPA for the last few months and do it.   However,  if you've been riding your bike consistently in preparation you should be able to complete the course.  The course is 90% gravel, ranging from hard, compact gravel, to loose gravel and dirt.  The first and last few miles are on pavement.  

Venue: The Evergreen Sportsmans Club

From i5 :
-Exit 95 and turn onto May Town Rd sw headed towords Littlerock.

-Drive through the town of Littlerock (grab a coffee at hillbilly bean!)
-Turn left onto Waddle Basin

- Turn right onto Bourdeux rd

-turn right onto Marksman Dr.
-Bear Right (Follow the signs) in the Sportsmans Club

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In an effort to put the "fun" back into refunds, and make the fine print a little less fine, here are our refund policies as practiced. 

REfund policy

*Up to 30 days before event*:

Full refund less $10 refund fee per race entry being refunded.

*Less then 30 days before event*:

50%, unless there is an active waitlist, then full refund less $10 refund fee per race entry being refunded.

 

*Less then 14 days before the event*:

No refunds. 

-Riders must obey all applicable traffic laws during the event and are encouraged to use common sense, keep their head up and stay in their lane of travel. At no time will there be a closed road. In the interest of your own safety, you should always assume the same level of vigilance in riding your bike during the event that you would under normal circumstances.

-Riders should expect vehicle traffic on all roads, along with ATVs, motorcycles and wild animals. Stay in your lane and follow the rules of the road.


-All riders are required to wear an approved helmet and cannot remove it at any time during the race.


-No support or follow vehicles are allowed. Aid stations will be well stocked and able to handle participant’s needs.


-Headphones/ear buds are NOT permitted during a ride.


-All riders must attend a mandatory rider's meeting held at the start/finish line 25 minutes prior to the event.


-A rider may be disqualified for damaging or destroying public or private property. A rider may be held liable for all costs associated with the damage or destruction.

 

-Race officials reserve the right to make changes to the course, delay start times and/or postpone the event as necessary for safety and/or security purposes, or at the request of permit issuers.

Race Rules

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