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Twisp River Rambler

Another NEW EVENT for 2024, the Twisp River Rambler features just the right blend of North Cascade gnar, and fast, rolling flow.


The Core Details

Date: Saturday September 7, 2024

Meet: Twisp Park


Start time:

Grande - 9:00 am

Medio - 10:00 am

Mellow - 11:00 am



Grande: 72 miles (36 gravel), 6000′ climbing

Medio: 44 miles (20 gravel) 3500′ climbing

Mellow Velo: 30 miles (6 gravel) 1500' climbing



Grande – $95

Medio – $85

Mellow - $50


Registration: Opens Feb 1

Note: Registration is limited and fills up FAST, be ready!


There is something for everyone here, but note: the Grande and Medio distances are stout, lots of climbing and some steep pitches, these are intended for experienced cyclists, come prepared for a big day on the bike.  This is a Gran Fondo ride, not a race, riders must obey all traffic laws.

What to expect:

An epic day on the bike, riding a well thought out, well marked course.  A super cool Twisp River Rambler souvenir, and well stocked aid stations to refuel at. Times of all finishers will be posted for bragging rights.

72 miles, how hard can it be??? With 6000' of climbing packed in there you will feel it for sure.  Two prominent climbs (Black Pine and Coal Creek) divided by a rolling ramble along the Twisp River.  You can expect reasonably good Forest Service gravel, a little chunky here and there with occasional washboard.  The descent from Black Pine has some rustic Forest Service "pavement" to keep speed in check.  Aid station at mile 39.  View Course Map

This Medio has some bite!  The fun begins almost immediately with a 2400' gravel climb up Poorman Creek to the magnificent Black Pine Lake, and down a chunky Forest Service "paved" road, followed by a rolling cruise along the Twisp River, and back to town.  Aid station at mile 25.  View Course Map

New to gravel and want to see what all the fuss is about?  Or just prefer things a bit more chill?  Then we've got your jam!  A 30 mile rolling ramble along the beautiful Twisp River, featuring 1500' of climbing, and approx 6 miles of beginner friendly gravel.  View Course Map


The TRR features reasonably good gravel.  A gravel bike with a 36-38mm tire for max efficiency, or 38-40mm for comfort/peace of mind.  It will probably be chilly in the morning, and anything goes in the mountains, think layers, arm/leg warmers and a packable wind jacket add a lot of versatility to your kit.  Nutrition: most will throw a bar in their pocket, have couple water bottles on the bike, and use the aid station to refuel as needed.  Some will need more or less than what is  available on course and should plan accordingly.


Registration is limited, don't delay.  Registration opens on Feb 1 and closes Sept 4.  Sign up for the series to save money, get a sweet 6pack shirt, and be eligible for The GRIT List, a general classification of all grande finishers and their cumulative ranking across the series.


Up to 30 days out?  No problemo.  Less than 30 days?  Ok, we’ll do a 50% refund.  Two weeks out?  Come on man, you’re killing the vibe, we’ve committed our efforts and resources already at this point, no refunds.

Final word

The brand new Twisp River Rambler is such a good ride, fun flowing gravel forest service roads, and fresh mountain air with just touch of fall beginning to peak through, with enough challenge to make you work for it, but not so much as to cripple you for cyclocross season.

Whilst in Twisp...

Blue Star Coffee

Twisp River Pub

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