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. Racers showed up from several countries, over 30 states, and in the most quintessential Northwest weather that the gods could offer them, took on sixty miles of Capitol Forest grit, guts, and gravel. The Cascadia Super Gravel was born. And for 2018, and 2019, it thrived, captivating the northwest and exposing the beauty of the Black Hills to the rest of the world, and now it’s back.

While the 2021 edition of the Cascadia Super Gravel comes on the heals of what has been nothing short of a tremendous year of strain, stress, and turmoil for many in our community, we believe that there is no better time then now for safe, conscious, and professional bike racing. 

We're back and we mean business. 

2022 COURSES ARE LIVE!

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2022 Cascadia Super Gravel

Saturday April 23rd 2022

Fall Creek Trail Head

Capitol Forest // Olympia WA

Three Courses

This year we added a category called "MORE". 

More will be offered as an additional category for all of our non-binary racers who are other wise excluded from the gendered categories. More is not an end all be all or a perfect solution, but rather the next step in ongoing conversation about how to make more space in cycling, for more people.

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Three courses, two ways to compete, one day

100 miles of grit

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. 

Test your mettle against the longest course the CSG has ever offered. This race will push your grit over 100 miles and nearly 11,000' 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. 

50 miles of guts

30 miles of gravel, poker run

Thirty Miles of Gravel takes riders on a scenic tour of the southern underbelly of Capitol Forest where they will compete with each other in a series of puzzles and mind games at the aid stations  that earn them points  in an attempt to compile the best hand possible. Just because it’s shorter though, don’t expect it to be easier, ride too quick and you’ll lose your wits, take your time and there will be no points left for you. This format may be untimed, but don’t expect it to be non competitive. This is the race to have the most fun, the partier's race, the people's race. 

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Race, or don't.

THe day is yours.

Be competitive, or don't. The day is yours. 

Course LInks

The Race

100 miles of grit

Men, Women. More, Tandem

Pro Purse $300/150/75
Equal Purse Men & Women

 

50 miles of Guts

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
 

30 miles of Gravel poker run

Men, Women, More, Tandem
Non-Competative. All Fun. Join your friends in an all day wander of the forest in search of aid stations and views. 

A word on Categories. 

This year we added a category called "MORE". 

More will be offered as an additional category for all of our non-binary racers who are other wise excluded from the gendered categories. More is not an end all be all or a perfect solution, but rather the next step in ongoing conversation about how to make more space in cycling, for more people.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

Your registration fee entry 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?

How hard it he 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.  

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?

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?

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Venue: The Evergreen Sportsmans Club

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

-Drive through the town of little rock (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

Race Rules

-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.

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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. 

 A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS 

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