2015 XC Series Dates (Tentative Calendar) Best 6 of 8
Sunday April 13th MUDSLINGER
Sunday April 26th Bear Springs Trap
Sunday May 3rd Coast Hills Classic
Saturday May 10th Cascades Chainbreaker
Saturday May 16th Spring Thaw XC
Sunday May 24th Sisters Stampede
Sunday June 7th Return on the Jedi
Sunday June 28th Picketts Charge
* Alsea Falls MTB Festival and State Championships Saturday August 8th
Thanks for the continued support for over 10 years!
Good times ahead as we travel the state in search of single track and victory or just to have a great time on your bike!
Each race has a distinct type of dirt, rocky, sandy, muddy, big downhills and plenty of climbing to take in from April until the end of June. Registration is available by clicking the name of the event if the race is set up and ready for your participation.
Sign up to be tracked for series points and result notification.
2015 Series Schedule will be released this fall and these dates are simply placeholders for what I do know or expect
Race # 1 27th Mudslinger 4/13/15 presented by Peak Sports
Since 1987 the Mudslinger has been a fixture in mtb racing and the Corvallis Community and the Northwest. Started by a local group of mountain bikers (Randy Pratt was the official ring leader) and cyclists, this event started out small with only the first person to cross the line to mark times down for the rest of the 20 or so people competing in 1987. I moved to Corvallis in 1990 and in 1991 co-produced the Mudslinger with Randy Pratt until I moved to Bend in 1996 when Jim Fisher took over the Mudslinger. When moving back to the area in 1998 I waited, and after the mudslinger did not happen in 2000, I moved this event to Blodgett the following year to keep the Mudslinger tradition alive. Now with the efforts of many to maintain trails on Starker Forest land with the local IMBA Chapter the Mudslinger is in its 26th year and to celebrate we are including a stage race with a Hillclimb and Super D on Saturday and the 26th Mudslinger on Sunday. Seeing old friends and making new ones is what the Mudslinger is all about and the course will provide many great memories to take it into the next 26 years of Mudslinger Fun!
This year to celebrate the 27th edition the Mudslinger will have a party with Packet Pickup Saturday the 11th to get the season off the right way!
Newport is reviving the old “Mountain Bike Festival” atmosphere with a great race, food, beer, kids races, vendors, music, tons of raffle prizes, and a big cash purse.
We have an awesome course designed with gorgeous ocean views, meadows, great single track, killer climbs, forest canopies, fast downhills, and cool ocean breezes!This event is brought to life by a public-private partnership in the true spirit of community. Bike Newport, the Newport News-times and other local volunteers are volunteering alongside staff from the Newport Parks and Recreation Department to breath new life into this old race, formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. Which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs. Facebook
Race #4 Cascade Chainbreaker presented by Webcyclery 5/10/15
This is the 16th annual Cascade Chainbreaker presented by the Bend Endurance academy and WebCyclery.
Come ride some of Central Oregon’s best singletrack in the Skyline Forest. The course, designed by local cycling legend and Tour de France veteran Marcel Russenberger, is fast and flowy, but always challenging. Be prepared to pedal because there is no resting on this course. Lots of great singletrack with plenty of doubletrack and dirt road to allow for passing.
Awards presentation and post-race party and raffle TBD
Race #5 Spring Thaw XC 5/16/15
The Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival is in it’s 22nd year! It is one of the biggest and longest standing mountain bike events in Oregon’s rich history of racing. It features a Cross Country Race on Saturday that utilizes some of the finest single track in Southern Oregon with over 4,000′ of climbing and Descending. Racers will be tested on not only there fitness but there skill on a Mountain bike as well. Sundays Downhill continues to grow with racers coming from Washington, California, Arizona and all over the state of Oregon. This year it will see some new changes. The Downhill will get 2 stages instead of 1 with the addition of a race run on BTI, a very popular trail that is at the end of the Cross Country race and near the venue. We are also putting points on all 3 of the stages, XC and the 2 DH stages and crowning an “All Mountain” Champion for both the Men and Women. (You must compete on the same Bike!)
This race is proudly part of the Oregon XC series
New Course for 2014
Race #6 Sisters Stampede 5/24/15 (Registration capped at 500 riders) Last year they turned down 100 riders…please sign up early! Registration is OPEN!
Alsea Falls Switchback Moved out of the series and will be a stand alone State Champs and Festival
Deep in the coast range this event 14 miles west of Monroe this course will be based on a 8 mile lap with 1500 ft per lap deep in the cover of a the coast range of Oregon and will feature great camping and a water fall and swimming after. The trails on this BLM land consist of more rock than is normally thought of when talking about the coast range and the trails are fast and fun all the way to the finish. New 2 Mile section of amazing roller coaster trails are new for this year
I hope all of you can look at this as an opportunity, as the Forest Service looks at Saturdays being counted as first weekends so this makes the 7th the first Saturday in June and pushes Picketts to this new date.
* Best 6 or 10 races count , so start early and keep the pace, this year like last your top 4 riders count towards the overall Team Comp
**Final race decides all ties. Must race at least 6 events to be scored for the series and or to receive a Custom Primal Jersey post series
(Special Note) Echo Red to Red was invited again for the 5th year to continue being a part of the series and set the tone for 2014 and has decided that they want to be independent and not part of the Oregon XC Series and we all wish them the best.