2017 Oregon Off Road Series Dates Best 4 total scores for Team and Individual points The finals decides any ties
Pick your top 5 to have a throwaway score to go for the overall!
Bear Springs Trap- April 30th
Spring Thaw XC May 20th
OBRA Junior MTB Series Events *
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 March until the end of May. Registration is available by clicking the name of the event if the race is set up and ready for your participation starting after Janurary 1st
Race #1 30th Mudslinger 4/15/17
Register HERE Starting 1/1/17 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. The Mudslinger Tradition continues in year 30 with “classic” NW Mountain biking for the beginner or expert rider and post event Pasta Feed for all! More info at mudslingerxc.com
Race #2 Bear Springs Trap 4/30/17
Some decades ago Paul Thomasberg Jim Thornton and Petr Kakes designed a course that made racers cry after 50+ miles. Paul’s computer was miscalibrated by 40% and the first year PRO winner was out there for 4 1/2 hrs. The once who didn’t cry got lost . Actually they may have cried too- we just don’t know it.
OK let’s get serious. BST has lot to offer but the name Trap was used for a reason. The Bear Springs area has it’s beauty, you just need to look at it instead of the wheel in front of you. Since we use portions of the OHV area we do have lot of intersections to deal with. Once you get of the moto trails the challenge will start. The race is known for it’s difficulty as well as for snow on the course whenever mother nature decides to send it in late March and April. As usually Petr and his crew will be there on time to remove the cyclocross sections of the course and welcome you at the finish with the Pilsner Urquell. Dont forget about the Short Track the day prior
Race #3 Coast Hills Classic May 7th, 2017 | Newport, Oregon
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 Register HERE
Race #4 Cascade Chainbreaker | Bend, Oregon | Presented by the Bend Endurance Academy 5/13/17
This is the 21st annual Cascade Chainbreaker presented by the Bend Endurance Academy. Held entirely on the private land of the Skyline Forest, northwest of Bend, this course features an uphill gravel start, a mix of flowing singletrack and fast doubletrack for passing. The Two Bulls Fire destroyed much of the old course in 2014 so the 2015 course went to a longer single-lap format. With a generally non-technical beginner loop and usually friendly weather, it’s a great race for beginners to try some racing. Food and drinks (and Chainbreaker IPA from Deschutes Brewery, of course) are available at the finish. Free Kids Race; cash purse for top 5 men and top 5 women; and awards with goodie bags are held onsite. Register HERE
Ashland, Oregon’s Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival is in its 25th 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 tracks in Southern Oregon with over 4,000 feet of climbing and descending for the elite and expert riders. The event starts on Saturday with–conditions permitting –the 2060 XC loop and the Kid’s Race. It continues on Sunday with a Downhill race starting up at 4 Corners.
This Downhill continues to grow with racers coming from Washington, California, Arizona and all over the state of Oregon. The Downhill is 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 (Only Elite and Expert combined and you must compete on the same Bike!) Racers will be tested on not only their fitness but their skill on a mountain bike, as well.
Race # 6 Sisters Stampede 5/28/17 (Registration capped at 500 riders) – Sisters, Oregon
Register HERE Starting 1/1/17
The Sisters Stampede started in 2010 after a revised trail system in Sisters, Oregon called the Peterson Ridge trail. Through cooperation with the US Forest service, the Sisters Trail Alliance created a trail system which caters to all types of trail use including Mountain biking, running, hiking, and equestrian (separate trails).
With approval and cooperation from the US Forest service, the Sisters Stampede was then created to showcase the great trail system in Sisters, and create awareness of how cycling can change the way small towns look at tourism and recreation in Oregon.
A race that begins just steps from Thee Creeks Brewing and Five Pine lodge was just the ticket to get things started.. Throw it on Memorial day Weekend, and its a blast!
After a unique race started out by a cowboy or cowgirl on horseback, the Sisters Stampede takes riders through a forest covered in Pine, Lava, and sunshine. Beginning with a few miles of double track road is key to stretching out the large fields of riders who have come to be a part of this event. Riders can enjoy two distances depending on skill, and endurance levels (12 miles, or 27 miles). After finishing the race, riders can recover with food, music, and Three Creeks beer while watching the kids ride and participate in their own race.