Takelma Gravel Grinder – first bike ride to start inside a casino.
The Takelma Gravel Grinder starts at Seven Feathers Casino Resort, nestled among tall Douglas firs and pine trees. The Resort is located just off Interstate 5, at exit 99, in Canyonville, Oregon. Riders will choose between the 30-mile Decaf and the 57-mile Bold ride with 55% gravel. The ride begins inside the casino (first time ever), before rolling towards the town of Canyonville and onto rural, Tiller Trail Hwy. Passing farm and ranch landscapes along the South Umpqua River, soon we’re on to the gravel experience with our first climb of the ride. A challenging timed KOM climbing effort with an average gain of 9%, then cresting to a spectacular valley-view of Days Creek..