Skull Gravel Grinder (Previously Skull 120)

Deep in the high desert of Eastern Oregon, we’ve created the gnarliest single day gravel bike race in the country. Traverse over 10,000′ of elevation gain and loss, cross 3 creeks, 31 cattle guards, and ride through breathtaking scenes of Harney County. Bring your family and friends for this weekend long event. Two dinners available the night before- one with a local ranching family, and the other is a full immersive experience with our local Paiute Tribal members. This is a weekend you won’t want to miss out on!  

Organized as a celebration of America’s public lands with a focus on Eastern Oregon, the annual Skull Gravel weekend is a true Bucket List event that gathers great people in a great environment for great cycling.

Equal parts grueling bike race and wildly fun recreational group ride, Skull Gravel offers 120-, 60-, and 30-mile course options to suit participants of all skill levels, from professional racers to casual pedalers.  

Co-sponsored by Harney County, the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Parks, REN Cycles, and Renaissance Cyclist, this legendary event showcases just a few of the rocky climbs, breathtaking vistas, and clenching descents that can be found within Eastern Oregon’s vast high desert network of thousands of miles of remote, traffic-free, interconnected roads, paths, and primitive trails circulating through almost 5 million acres of public lands administered by Federal, State, Tribal, and Local governments.