2015 Sun Forest Construction Chainbreaker XC MTB Race

Bend, OR
Skyline Forest
May 9, 2015

Part of 2015 Oregon XC Mountain Bike Series and 2015 Juniors Oregon XC Mountain Bike Series


Thank you for a great event this year!

Results are posted here and at OBRA.org.

Please send us any feedback that will help us make the race better in 2016.

Big thanks to the landowners:

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

Our title sponsor:

  • Sun Forest Construction

Those who donated prizes:

  • WebCyclery
  • SQ Labs / Radsport USA
  • BLIZ sunglasses
  • Crow's Feet Commons
  • Bendistillary
  • Shimano

And special thanks to:

  • Taco Stand
  • CrackerJack Medical
  • Academy families and athletes
  • Boneyard Cycling Team
  • Murder of Crow's Cycling Team
  • All the volunteers who helped with registration and course work

See you next year!


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 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



Registration is closed

Online Registration Closes at Noon on Friday, May 8.

Register online and save money!

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


  • 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.


No refunds.

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


Bill Warburton



500 SW Bond St. Suite 142

Bend, OR 97702


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


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


  • Property is private but you may enjoy non-motorized travel in the area.
  • Be considerate and follow rules on the posted signage.
  • Course is marked with Orange Flagging and minimal signage as of 5/3/15. Bring a map, or use the GPS file, follow the Orange flagging and you should be able to get around the course.
  • Short / Long splits are marked with signs and yellow pin flags.


LONG COURSE STARTS 10:30 - 10:40

  • 10:30 AM Wave 1: LONG COURSE: Elite Men, Expert Men, Singlespeed Men
  • 10:32 AM Wave 2: LONG COURSE: Elite Women, Expert Women, Singlespeed Women
  • 10:36 AM Wave 3: LONG COURSE: Sport Men 19-39, 40-49, Expert Junior Men 14-18
  • 10:38 AM Wave 4: LONG COURSE: Sport Men 50-59, 60+, Clydesdales 200+
  • 10:40 AM Wave 5: LONG COURSE: Sport Women 19-39, 40-49, 50+, Expert Junior Women 14-18


  • 12:00 PM Wave 6: SHORT COURSE: Junior Men 10-13 & 14-18
  • 12:02 PM Wave 7: SHORT COURSE: Junior Women 10-13 & 14-18
  • 12:04 PM Wave 8: SHORT COURSE: Novice Men
  • 12:06 PM Wave 9: SHORT COURSE: Novice Women Women

KIDS RACE -- Free, must register by 11:30 for a name plate and sign waiver.

  • 12:08 PM Wave 10: 1KM Loop: Youth Under 12
  • 12:09 PM Wave 11: 1KM Loop: Youth Under 6
  • 12:10 PM Wave 12: 500M Loop: Youth Balance Bikers


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.


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.


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.


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 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


$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


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