Schedule


RiverCityLogo_14_black2016 Oregon Off Road Series Dates  Best 5 of 10. The finals decides any ties
Best to pick your top 6 or 7 to have a few throwaway scores to go for the overall!

  1. Mudslinger – April 9th*
  2. Bear Springs Trap- May 1st
  3. Cascade Chainbreaker – May 7th*
  4. Coast Hills Classic – May 14th*
  5. Spring Thaw XC May 21st
  6. Sisters Stampede – Sunday May 29, 2016*
  7. Fat 55 Oakridge Oregon June 11th2015-Oregon-Off-road-series-Logo-200
  8. Race For the Future June 18th* Finals of the OBRA Junior MTB Series!*
  9. Picketts Charge – June 26th
  10. Alsea Falls Switchback July 2nd

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 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.


Race # 1  28th Mudslinger 4/9/16

mudsplatter_posterSince 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. Reports have it that a brand new course is being developed for the long course in 2016!   more info at mudslingerxc.com


Race #2 Bear Springs Trap  5/1/16 ST the day prior

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
skibowlbikerace@frontier.com | hurricaneracingoregon.com | Register HERE

Race #3 Cascade Chainbreaker | Bend, Oregon | Presented by the Bend Endurance Academy 5/7/16

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This is the 20th 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


Race #4 Coast Hills Classic May 14th, 2016 | Newport, Oregon

chc_logo_fCoasthills_pic_lowresNewport 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 #5 Spring Thaw XC 5/21/16 – Ashland, Oregon

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 5/29/16 (Registration capped at 500 riders) – Sisters, Oregon

Stampede Start2The 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 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.
Register early! Only 500 allowed this year.. Register HERE

Race # 7 FAT 55 OAKRIDGE CLASSIC – Oakridge, Oregon – Saturday, June 11th

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fat55logoBecause of the popularity of the shorter course option in 2015 we are now offering three courses. A short, a medium and a long.

  • Plan on staying over Friday night if you are doing the 50 miler as it starts early!
  • Fat means…..F-Fatty, 50 miles. A–kicker, 21 miles.T-Throwback, 11 miles

More details to come via the website!

I hope you are as excited as I am to have Oakridge back in the series. Thanks Norm Coyer!

 


Race #8 Washougal Race for the Future – Saturday, June 18th – Camas, Washington

Lacamas Freedom Riders – NICA Indie Club

WashougalMX2This is the most local XC Race on the OBRA schedule to the PDX/SW WA area!! Only 45 minutes from Downtown Portland, and only 15 minutes from Camas!  Come out and race for our future of mountain biking, proceeds go to Student Mountain Bike Programs(NICA). Come discover the XC course at the motocross track which is a mix of service roads, flowy single track, punchy climbs, and high-speed descents. Expect to  ride on part of the famed motocross track, including a start like you have never had before! Want something close? Then this is the race for you!! Very spectator friendly with lap format and great views from start/finish/staging area! Free camping if you wish to arrive the day before! We will be up there putting on a nice bonfire and fireside social Friday night!

Ed and his crew have an excellent venue just north of PDX and loop course that is alot of fun!More details to come for this exciting event that benefits junior Cycling!

 Course:  4.5 mile loop w/ 580ft of climbing per lap, Course will be 2 to 4 laps depending on category on 4-5.5 mile course and will approx. 2 to 3 hours long.This is the 2013 student course, look for a slightly revised  version for 2016! http://connect.garmin.com/activity/315620253

 


Race #9 Pickett’s Charge  June 26th – Bend, Oregon

 Picketts charge started in 1994 as a dual race, part road race and part mountain bike race. It was located out of Meissner Snow Park. It is named for one of Oregon’s Mtn bike pioneers Tom Pickett. Tom introduced me to mountain bike racing in the early 80s. He went to the first US Nationals in Santa Barbara, Ca where a certain Steve Tilford won.
It was only a dual race for one year. We stayed at Meissner for a few years. It was Mary McConneloug’s first mountain bike race, before her two Olympic visits. We were at Phil’s trail for a few years before we moved to Wanoga and the Steve Larsen trail.  Our goal is to have the funnest course with the most single track!
Register HERE

Race #10 – Alsea Falls Switchback and OBRA State XC champs – Finals 7/2/16

Alsea-Falls-(XC)DSCN0435* Best 5   races count , so start early and keep the pace, this year like last your top 4 riders count towards the overall Team Competition **Final race decides all ties. Must race at least 5 events to be scored for the series and or to receive a Custom Primal Jersey post series

Alsea Falls Recreation Site (12 miles west of Monroe, Oregon) – Website | Register