------- Siskiyou Cyclery Presents -------

               ASHLAND, OREGON
             SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2001

    Yeah! Winter is over and it's time for the Spring Thaw! Come to
Ashland for an exhilarating 25 mile course of forest service road,
single track trail, thrilling descents, and a grueling climb thrown
in just to make you earn the great feast that will be awaiting you
at the finish line.
    The race/ride once again begins in Ashland's beautiful Lithia Park
(right downtown) and starts out with a challenging climb up and out of
the city into pristine forest. The top of the climb crests out and
around the scenic Ashland watershed area, where riders encounter
rolling hills and gentle terrain.
    After reaching the summit, it's miles and miles of gnarly downhill
single track (including the Horn Gap trail) and abandoned jeep trails
back to the finish line in Lithia Park.
    This is a course that has something for everyone, beginner to
advanced, and is part of the Oregon Mountain Bike Series. So get 'yer
saddle on the old steed and come on out to the Spring Thaw!

   Entry fee includes food during the race, great vittles at the finish
line, maps, insurance, and a well run race!


1. All riders must present a valid OBRA license at registration. Riders
may purchase a 1 day trial license for $5. Annual licenses are also
available for $15. OBRA one day licenses will be free to out of state
racers. Only annual OBRA members will be officially tracked in the
Series. For more info about OBRA call 541-349-9270 or visit the OBRA
web site at www.obra.org.

2. All riders must wear a helmet at all times while participating in
this event. Eye protection and gloves are strongly recommended.

3. Food and water stops will be situated at various locations around the
course for riders convenience, however, all riders should carry their
own spare tube, patch kit, tools, and water bottles.

4. Awards will be presented to the top 3 finishers in each class.

5. There will be a prize raffle held just before the final awards are
presented. All riders and volunteers are eligible to win prizes.

6. This race is being held partly on US Forest Service land, held under
USFS special use permit, Rogue River National Forest, Ashland Ranger
District. Special thanks to the City of Ashland and Rogue Valley Amateur
Radio Club.


Saturday, May 5

2:00  to 6:00 pm        Late Registration/Packet Pickup at Siskiyou
                         Cyclery, Ashland's finest bike shop, located at
                         1729 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR (541) 482-1997.

Sunday, May 6

7:00 to 8:30 am         Late Registration/Packet Pickup at starting area
                         in Lithia Park, downtown Ashland. Late registra-
                         tion closes at 8:30 am sharp!

9:00 am                 Race Begins with the Following Order:

         9:00            All Pro/Expert Men and Women, incl. Expert Jr,
                         Expert Senior, Expert Vet, and Expert Masters

         9:05            All Sport Men and Women, incl. Sport Juniors,
                         Sport Vets, and Sport Masters, plus Single Speed
                         and Clydesdales

         9:10            All Beginner Men and Women, inlc. Beginner
                         Juniors, Beginner Seniors, Beginner Vets, and
                         Beginner Masters, plus Tour Riders

11:00 to 1:00 pm        Lunch is Served (free to all riders!)

1:00 pm                 Awards Ceremony






OBRA RACING NUMBER (if applicable)_______________________________


___ Expert Junior Men 18 & Under
___ Pro/Semi-Pro/Expert Sr Men 19-34
___ Expert Veteran Men 35 - 44
___ Expert Master Men 45 & Over
___ Expert Junior Women 18 & Under
___ Pro/Semi-Pro/Expert Sr Women 19-34
___ Expert Veteran Women 35 - 44
___ Expert Master Women 45 & Over
___ Single Speed (Sport Course)
___ Clydesdale (200 lbs. and Over)
___ Ride/Tour (non-competitors)

___ Sport Junior Men 14 & Under
___ Sport Junior Men 15 - 18
___ Sport Senior Men 19 - 34
___ Sport Veteran Men 35 - 44
___ Sport Master Men 45 & Over
___ Sport Junior Women 14 & Under
___ Sport Junior Women 15 - 18
___ Sport Senior Women 19 - 34
___ Sport Veteran Women 35 - 44
___ Sport Master Women 45 & Over

___ Beginner Junior Men 14 & Under
___ Beginner Junior Men 15 - 18
___ Beginner Senior Men 19 - 34
___ Beginner Veteran Men 35 - 44
___ Beginner Master Men 45 & Over
___ Beginner Junior Women 14 & Under
___ Beginner Junior Women 15 - 18
___ Beginner Senior Women 19 - 34
___ Beginner Veteran Women 35 - 44
___ Beginner Master Women 45 & Over



Entry Fee (adults)          $ 30 (if postmarked by 4/28/01)
Entry Juniors (18 & Under)  $ 10 (if postmarked by 4/28/01)
T-Shirt                     $ 10  __SM  __MD  __LG  __XLG
Late Fee                    $  5 (if postmarked after 4/28/01)

            TOTAL ENCLOSED:  $_______


I acknowledge that this athletic event is an extreme test of a person's
physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death,
serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not
limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather,
condition of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other
people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers,
spectators, coaches, event officials and event monitors, and/or
producers of the event, and lack of hydration.  These risks are not only
inherent to athletics, but are also present for volunteers.  I hereby
assume all of the risks of participating &/or volunteering in this event.
I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on
the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or
defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them
or because of their possible liability without fault.

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for
participant in the event and have not been advised otherwise by a
qualified medical person.

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL)
form will be used by event holders, sponsors and organizers, in which I
may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities
at said events.

In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in
this event, I hereby take action for myself, my executors,
administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:
(A) Waive, Release and Discharge from any and all liability for my
death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or
actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me or my traveling to
and from this event.  The FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS:  The Oregon
Bicycle Racing Association, their directors, officers, employees,
volunteers, representatives and agents, the event holders, event
sponsors, event directors, event volunteers; (B) Indemnify and Hold
Harmless the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any
and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as
a result of any of my actions during this event.

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed
advisable in the event of injury, accident and or illness during this

I understand that at this event or related activities, I may be
photographed.  I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be
used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers,
sponsors, organizers and or assigns.

The AWRL shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to
the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

I hereby certify that I have read this document; and, I understand it's

Bicycle use:  Bicycles may be borrowed for use in this event.  A nominal
charge is collected to cover bicycle maintenance and purchase.  This is
a loan and does not constitute a rental agreement.  I understand that I
assume responsibility for the mechanical soundness of the bicycle and
it's parts, including but not limited to tires, gears, chain and bolts.
I have examined the bicycle and certify that it is properly assembled
and fit to ride.

Signature of entrant:______________________________Date_________________

Who to notify in case of emergency:___________________Phone:____________

The undersigned parent and natural guardian or legal guardian does hereby
represent that he/she is, in fact, acting in such capacity and agrees to
save and hold harmless and indemnify each and ll of the parties referred
to above from all liability, loss, cost, claim or damage whatsoever which
may be imposed upon said parties because of any defect in or lack of such
capacity to so act and release said parties on behalf of the minor and
the parents or legal guardian.

Signature of parent or guardian:_________________________ Date _________
(if rider is under 18)

* Entry fees include food during and after the race, prizes, insurance
surcharges, and tons of good dirty fun!


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Ashland, OR 97520

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