Start date: 06/17/2023
Activities: Gravel grinder, Gran fondo, 63 miles, 34 miles
OREGON BICYCLE RACING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP*
Must be an annual member to qualify. https://obra.org/person_session/new
Camping is available… Email for location and info.
8:30am Registration pickup OPEN
9:45am Staging- Pre race announcements Long course
10:00 Race begin Long Course
10:15 Staging Pre race announcements Short course.
10:30 Race begins short course
1:00- 4:00pm Racers finish
2:00-4:00pm Post ride meal
2:30 3:30pm Podium Announcements
Overall men/Women Gift card
Everyone- Event Socks.
OBRA champions. Medals and Jersey
Aid Station Info:
Aid Station Locations: 18.5 mi, 34mi, 51.5mi
Short course- 14.75 24.3
Water, Carbohydrate drink mix, Banana, Granola bars, Cookies, Fig bars, Coke,
Post ride meal begins at 2pm
Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41065941
Begin the adventure at Juniper hills park, after smooth pavement for the first few miles begin the gravel heading East. This is standard gravel with a few sloshy soft patches. Descend into a valley and turn left onto haycreek rd. This Segment is rocky dirt doubletrack so be attentive. This segment lasts for roughly 8.5 miles before pavement begins the next segment of the ride. This is 2.8 miles before jumping onto HWY 97 for around 200 yards. It's very important to note this is a HWY and you will have to stay on the shoulder. Next segment is the famous Pony Butte road segment. Its a beautiful but tough climb of around 3 miles. The other 10 miles of this route are rolling with a downward trend. After a right hand turn, begin the ride to Ashwood for a few miles. Once in Ashwood, Riders turn right and make a big climb on the biggest feature of the day. A 3.5 miles climb ascending 1300ft. Descend for a short bit before picking up another 650 ft of climbing on a 3 miles segment. Be careful descending after this climb, it's a moderate grade, one can pedal up to high speeds. The gravel is relatively mild but many exposed larger rocks flatted tires in last years race. Next, a right hand turn brings the riders onto the same road they began on to return to Madras and Juniper Hills park.
Ride with GPS https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42677586
https://dirtyfreehub.org/routes/oregon/poke-bear/ (In reverse from this webpage)
Expect Temps in the 75-85 degree range with Sunshine
Cool in the morning possibly with temps as low as the 40's