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About the Spring Thaw

Date for this years event is May 16-17, 2015. Register Now

The Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival is in it’s 25th year! It is one of the biggest and longest standing mountain bike events in Oregon’s rich history of racing. It features a Cross Country Race on Saturday that utilizes some of the finest single tracks in Southern Oregon with over 4,000′ of climbing and descending for the elite and expert riders. The event starts on Saturday with the conditions permitting  the 2060 XC loop and the Kid’s Race. Then continues on into Sunday with a Downhill race starting up at 4 Corners.  Also on Sunday there will be a shorter Downhill course for sport and beginners. This  Downhill continues to grow with racers coming from Washington, California, Arizona and all over the state of Oregon. The Downhill is 2 stages instead of 1 with the addition of a race run on BTI, a very popular trail that is at the end of the Cross Country race and near the venue. We are also putting points on all 3 of the stages, XC and the 2 DH stages and crowning an “All Mountain” Champion for both the Men and Women (Only Elite and Expert combined and you must compete on the same Bike!)
Racers will be tested on not only their fitness but their skill on a mountain bike as well.
This race is proudly part of the Oregon Off Road Mountain Bike Series

Be the queen or king of the mountain by combining your times from the cross country race on Saturday and the downhill on Sunday.  Make sure to come weigh your bike in before the race to be qualified for this special category.  New this year is a discounted 2 day sign up Please be aware if your getting a one day OBRA then you will need to get 2 one day licenses to be in the All Mountain Challenge.

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https://roguevalleyracegroup.com/EventReg/?action=SignUpNow&EventID=71

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About the Spring Thaw

Date for this years event is May 21-22, 2015. Register Now

The Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival is in it’s 24th year! It is one of the biggest and longest standing mountain bike events in Oregon’s rich history of racing. It features a Cross Country Race on Saturday that utilizes some of the finest single tracks in Southern Oregon with over 4,000′ of climbing and descending for the elite and expert riders. The event starts on Saturday with the conditions permitting  the 2060 XC loop and the Kid’s Race. Then continues on into Sunday with a Downhill race starting up at 4 Corners.  Also on Sunday there will be a shorter Downhill course for sport and beginners. This  Downhill continues to grow with racers coming from Washington, California, Arizona and all over the state of Oregon. The Downhill is 2 stages instead of 1 with the addition of a race run on BTI, a very popular trail that is at the end of the Cross Country race and near the venue. We are also putting points on all 3 of the stages, XC and the 2 DH stages and crowning an “All Mountain” Champion for both the Men and Women (Only Elite and Expert combined and you must compete on the same Bike!)
Racers will be tested on not only their fitness but their skill on a mountain bike as well.
This race is proudly part of the Oregon Off Road Mountain Bike Series

 

SUNDAY DOWNHILL
Stage 1 – Catwalk & Stage 2 – BTI
The Downhill begins at Four Corners high in the Ashland Watershed. Stage 1 takes place entirely on Catwalk Trail – 1.7 miles of adrenalin rush, finishing at the bottom where it intersects with Toothpick Trail. After finishing the first stage, racers will roll down the hill to the second Start Line at the top of BTI Trail. Stage 2 takes place entirely on BTI Trail – 1.2 miles of small jumps and big berms to the finish line!

 

DOWN HILL REGISTRATION:
Friday 3:00pm to 7:00pm – Ashland Mountain Adventures
700 Mistletoe Rd. Suite 105, Ashland, Oregon
Saturday 8:30am to 2:00pm – Top of Lithia Park, near the swimming reservoir.
Sunday 7:00am to 8:30am – Top of Lithia Park, near the swimming reservoir.

DOWNHILL COURSE DISTANCE

Stage 1 (Catwalk Trail) – 1.7 miles

Stage 2 (BTI Trail) – 1.2 miles

DOWNHILL PRIZES

Cash purse awarded to the top three fastest men ($75 first, $50 second, $25 third) and top three fastest women ($75 first, $50
second, $25 third).

Awards for top three in all other classes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please plan accordingly!!
If you drive your own vehicle to 4 Corners, then race, shuttle service WILL NOT be
available after the race to take you to your vehicle. Please make your own arraignments.

Please see shuttle flier for more information

First rider off at 10:00am sharp (1 minute intervals).

There will be no restarts for any reason.

Your start time will be written on your race plate. Please be sure someone at the finish line records your start time, beforeleaving the area.

After finishing Stage 1, racers will continue down Toothpick Trail to Loop Road 2060. Head down the hill to BTI Trail, where Stage 2 will begin.

Stage 2 will finish by the reservoir in upper Lithia Park.

All awards, food, activities will be held at the Fairy Ponds, near the Stage 2 Finish Line.

DIRECTIONS TO THE START OF THE DOWNHILL (STAGE 1/ FOUR CORNERS)
Four Corners is located on the Ashland Loop Road and is accessible via Tolman Creek Rd. Take Siskiyou Blvd (Ashland’s main drag) south to Tolman
Creek Rd. turn west on Tolman and continue up the hill. After 2 miles the road turns to dirt. Continue for 5 more miles to fork in the road. Keep right and
follow 1 mile to starting area. NOTE – This road in not recommended for RV’s, there are deep potholes. Please allow at least 35 minutes driving time
from anywhere in Ashland to get to the start area.
PLEASE BE PATIENT & COURTEOUS ON TOLMAN CREEK ROAD!!!

 

 

 

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