This is Oregon’s newest gravel grinder put on by some fine folks down in Salem. You can read Gabe’s writeup here, check out all of his photos on Flickr, or go ride the route. It’s a sweet route, rolling through wine and orchard country in the Willamette Valley.
The event started at the Oak Knoll Golf Course just West of Salem. We’re not sure if parking there is allowed or not. Alternatively, there’s a small parking lot in the Baskett Slough NWR along the route. You’d miss the intro out-back section if you did this but wouldn’t have to worry about parking issues.