The five-day gravel stage race in Oregon will share the marquee with events like the Traka, the Migration Gravel Race, and the Rift.
Published Oct 27, 2023
One of the US’ most beloved gravel races is going global.
Next year, the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder (OTGG) will join the Gravel Earth series. Gravel Earth debuted last year, uniting six gravel races around the world and culminating with the ‘Earth Final’ in Spain. The series was a hit, and this year organizers plan to expand with more races in more countries.
One of the new additions is the Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder, which will be the first American gravel race to join the series. Also confirmed for Global Earth in 2024 are the Traka in Spain, the Migration Gravel Race in Kenya, and The Rift in Iceland. The organizers are expected to announce the full lineup in the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled with this opportunity,” said OTGG race director Chad Sperry.
“When Klassmark Events (owners of the Gravel Earth Series and the Traka) reached out with the official invitation to be a part of the Gravel Earth Series, joining these other amazing gravel events, we jumped at the chance. It is an honor to have been selected as the North American event to be included in next year’s race series. We feel strongly that our core values of focusing on the environment, spirit of adventure, and amazing experiences for every single rider, aligns well with all the values of this series.”