This last weekend, mountain bikers from all over the Northwest put on quite a show up in the foothills of the Oregon Cascades. Bend, Oregon hosted, once again, the Oregon Enduro Series and it was all dusty smiles for several miles.
Racing started on Saturday, June 2, off of Cascade Lakes Highway from Wanoga Sno-Park. The enduro series linked 4 of Bend, OR premier variable downhill single track: Funner, Storm King, Tiddlywinks, Kiawa Butte Trail. This was a stage race, including non-timed transitions between trails and ending on Conklin Road, just above Seventh Mountain Resort.
On Sunday, it was all-out, balls to the wall downhill racing on ‘Funner’ and ‘Lower Storm King’ to Conklin road. The competitors endured a 6 mile long stage with over 1,500 of descending and only 150 feet of ascending. This run would take most riders between 20 and 25 minutes, unless you were a pro. Adam Craig placed first in the pro men with a time of 17:50.00. Mary Moncorge placed first in the Pro women with a time of 21:41.00. As for Cat 1-3, Oregonians won every single one! I guess that goes to show how we ‘roll’ here in Oregon.
Check out the full results and times from OBRA here.
It was a great weekend of racing with lots of crashes, blown tires, chains, and gears. Supposedly, Adam Craig even ended up going over the bars. Don’t worry Adam… It happens even to the best of us.
There are more races to come all over Oregon. Check out OregonEnduro.com to get more information when the race is going to hit your town. The next weekend race is in Ashland, Oregon June 23-24, 2012. Then it’s Hood River, Sisters, and Mt. Hood for the finals.
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