Part of the Oregon XC Classic Series and an OBRA event.
The course will have longer laps with a lot more single track! I am expecting Beginners to do 2 laps, Sport 3, and everyone else 4 laps. There is only one road climb from the orange gate up to “basic training”, the rest of the course is on single track. If you think about the race being backwards from last year, you will have a pretty good idea of what it will be like. Definitely one of the most fun and challenging courses of the race season!
From Portland: Take I-5 south to the Salem Parkway exit #260-A. Follow the signs to city center. Look for the signs to Dallas/Ocean Beaches. Head west over the Marion Street Bridge and immediately get into one of the left 2 lanes. This will put you onto hwy 22. Follow hwy 22 for about 10 miles. You will take a left at the Dallas junction. About 4 miles later you will be in Dallas, following signs to hwy 223/Kings Valley. Head through town and turn right on Washington Street (still following Kings Valley/hwy 223 signs). At the next Y in the road, go left on Fairfield (still following signs). About 5 miles later turn right at the Falls City Junction onto Falls City Road. About 4 miles later on the west end of Falls City, the road will Y, you want to stay right (not going over the bridge). This puts you on Mitchell St. About .3 of a mile later the road Y’s again, stay left this time onto the gravel. About 3 miles later, you will see a sign on the right for Camp Tapawingo, just past the sign turn right over the bridge and park in on the soccer field. It’s alot easier than it looks.
From Corvallis: Head north on Hwy 99, 12 miles to Airlie Road. Left on Airlie Road to Hwy 223/Kings Valley. Right on 223 looking for the Falls City Junction where you will turn left (west onto Falls City Road). Then same as the directions above.
Parking is in the soccer field at Camp Tapawingo. The camp has requested that you leave your dogs and guns at home and that there be no camping on the soccer field. It is possible to drive up the road about a mile to find a couple of cool places to pull out and camp. Please respect this request so we will have access to this facility next year.
Registration will open at 8:00 am.
Beginner and Sports will start at 10:00 am. Beginners will do 2 laps and sports will do 3. Awards for the top 3 in each class.
Experts/Elites/Pro’s start around noon, after the course is clear of the morning racers. Everyone will do 4 laps.
Cash for the top 5 Elite/Pro Men and top 3 Elite/Pro Women.
Pre-registration must received by May 28th. OBRA licenses required at event; Day $5, Annual $20
Note: OBRA and the organizers of this race do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the race. The costs related to those injuries are the responsibility of the individual participant. Helmets must be worn at all times while on a bike.
Download registration and info form here