2015 Sun Forest Construction Chainbreaker XC MTB Race

Bend, OR
Skyline Forest
May 9, 2015

Part of 2015 Oregon XC Mountain Bike Series

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A New Course for 2015!

Due to the Two Bulls Fire in 2014, about 95% of the area around the old course has been disturbed from fire and salvage logging operations, making much of the old singletrack unrideable.

For 2015 we will run a course that minimizes dust, rides on existing singletrack and makes one big loop.

A Central Oregon tradition on Mother’s Day Weekend!

Saturday May 9, 2015

  • We will water the gravel road at the start to reduce dust
  • Post-race food: a burrito from Taco Stand for every racer
  • Chainbreaker IPA from Deschutes Brewery (by donation)
  • All food, awards, podium and raffle following the race on site
  • Free Bike Rodeo and Youth Races on a new 1KM Course

Race #4 of the Oregon Off Road Series.

As a sanctioned OBRA event, an OBRA license is required.

We are very appreciative of the landowners who make this race possible, thank you!

  • Todd Taylor, Taylor NW
  • Kevin Spencer
  • Tumalo Irrigation District
  • Whitefish Cascade Forest Resource

Camping

Registration

Registration closes on May 7, 2015, 10:00:00 AM PDT

Race nameprice license
Adult $40.00 $45.00OBRA #
Junior $15.00 $20.00OBRA #

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Registration closes on May 7, 2015, 10:00:00 AM PDT

Online Registration Closes at Midnight on Wednesday, May 6th.

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Prices increase $5 after online registration closes.

Registration & Packet Pick-Up

  • Friday, May 8
  • At WebCyclery 5 - 7PM
  • $5 late fee added
  • Enjoy complimentary Chainbreaker Beer from Deschutes Brewery

Race Day Registration:

  • 8:00 - 10AM for Elite/Expert/Sport
  • 8:00 - 10:30AM for Beginner/Junior/Youth
  • $5 late fee added

REQUIREMENTS:

  • All participants must have a single-day or annual OBRA license. Purchase separately from OBRA online now or at the event.
  • Everyone must sign an OBRA waiver before you receive your packet or race number.

Refunds

No refunds.

You may transfer your entry to another person. Contact us to make a change.

RACE CONTACT:

Bill Warburton

541.335.1346

bill@bendenduranceacademy.org

500 SW Bond St. Suite 142

Bend, OR 97702

OBRA #

Annual or 1-day membership required to race. Pre-purchase here, or buy a 1-day on race day

Course

NEW Course for 2015

Elite / Expert / Sport Course

  • Same road start as previous years but longer
  • alternating singletrack, doubletrack, gravel for lots of fun and plenty of passing
  • single lap
  • total distance 22 - 23 miles

Beginner / Junior Course

  • Four bypasses reduce the distance by half
  • Start 1 hour later so you don't run into the racers on the long course
  • Fun course, not very technical
  • Biggest, longest climb is on the road at the start, all others are short.
  • total distance 12 - 13 miles

Pre-Riding:

  • Property is private but you may enjoy non-motorized travel in the area.
  • Be considerate and follow rules on the posted signage.
  • We will host a pre-ride on May 2
  • There are a couple sections that are under construction and being cleared in April, so pre-riding it exaclty before May 2 will take some excellent navigation skill.

Start

  • 10:30 - 10:45 Elite / Expert / Sport Waves
  • 12:00 - 12:15 Beginner / JR & Youth Waves

Finish

We use pull tags, so stay in the order that you finish while we grab it from you.

Preliminary results will be posted regularly. We will announce on the PA whenever we post new results, thus beginning a 15-minute protest period.

No changes to results after the 15-minute protest period exipres.

Podium and awards will be around 1PM for Elite / Expert / Sport and around 2PM for Beginner / Junior.

Support

2 Aid Stations on course with water and sugary drink mix.

Team feeding is allowed at both.

First Aid at the Finish and we'll station other medical on course.

Spectators

Racers will not lap through the stadium as much as previous years but you will see them several times in the final 2 miles to the finish.

Weather

This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately and come prepared. We will have limited shelter in the case of inclement weather. You're welcome to bring your own tents to set up in the field.

Directions

Directions to Start from Bend:

We will have signs to help you on race day.

It's less than 15 minutes drive from Downtown Bend, or about 30 minutes ride from Mt. Washington Drive.

  • From Newport Avenue, continue west, it becomes Shevlin Park RD
  • Near the crest of the hill past Shevlin Park, turn left onto Bull Springs RD
  • After 1 mile on pavement, turn right onto RD4606 (gravel road)
  • Continue 1.8 miles to Couch RD (dirt road)
  • Park on the shoulder of the road, leaving enough room for two-way traffic.

See the Start Line on Google Maps

Prizes

$1,000 Total Payout

Top 5 Elite/Expert Men & Women

  1. $150
  2. $125
  3. $100
  4. $75
  5. $50

All Categories:

  • prizes for top-3 in each race category
  • each racer gets 1 raffle ticket; you can purchase more

Volunteers

Bend Endurance Academy Families and Athletes will provide much of the volunteer staff.

If you would like to help, please email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org

Contact info

info@bendenduranceacademy.org or call Bill Warburton 541.335.1346

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