If you haven’t already heard, the Skull 120/60 gravel race is taking place this month in Eastern Oregon’s Malheur National Forest. There are still registration spots available for each category.
120 mile individual / 60 mile individual / 120 mile team relay / 60 mile team relay
The Skull races are being promoted by the USFS and BLM, and we love that the public resource managers are taking the initiative to highlight the role cycling can play in the preservation of our beautiful public lands and revitalization of rural economies. The event is sponsored by US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Parks, Adventure Harney, Chris King Precision Components, REN Cycles, WTB, Hammer Nutrition, Gravel Cyclist, 1188 Brewing, Steens Mountain Brewing, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.
From the USFS:
Rugged | Remote | Adventure
Harney County is home to endless opportunity for the self-sufficient backcountry traveler. Visitors who seek challenge and solitude will find these in abundance.
The Skull 120/60 Gravel Grind route highlights the county’s rugged character which sets rural #EasternOregon apart from the rest of the nation. From long mountainous ascents, to teeth-chattering and eye watering descents, breathtaking vistas, open rangeland, alpine forests, two stream crossings, and – of course – cattle guard after cattle guard, this gravel grind is testament to the rider’s grit and determination. Routes traverse miles of Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service public lands, official sponsors of the Skull 120/60.
For more information and to register, visit the OFFICIAL SKULL 120/60 GRAVEL GRIND website.