Ashland Mountain Challenge
Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th 2011
Welcome to the 2011 Ashland Mountain Challenge. This race is now in it's 7th year. The Super D starts at the Mt. Ashland Ski area and descends 12 miles of the Siskiyou Mountains to Lithia Park in Ashland. It is on U.S.F.S. Property and permitted through the Siskiyou Mountains Rangers District. This Race is part of National American Enduro Tour, (N.A.E.T.)
Full event details are on our website www.ashmtnadv.com and click on the race page. All entries will receive the following:
- well marked course/Custom Race Plate
- Lunch and support area near the finish at the old gun range(awards area)
- swag bag at packet pick up with a $5 coupons for "Standing Stone Brewing" they also have food! A water bottle from Specialized with the AMC Logo.
- 1 Raffle ticket held at awards on Saturday
- $1000.00 cash purse for the Pro Men and Women
- EMT and search and rescue on site at the finish and 4 corners parking area
Where is the race?
From Ashland, Take I5 south to the Mt. Ashland Ski rd. 9 miles then exit the Mt. Ashland Ski rd and follow it 8 miles to the Ski resort. The race course begins next to the Ski lodge on the Bull Gap trail Head.
Can I camp?
There is camping at Emigrant Lake Camping area east of Ashland off HWY 66. You can also camp at the Mt. Ashland Ski parking lot in the back lot (NOT THE FRONT LOT)
Is there food at the top?
No, there will be restrooms available, but no food at the top of the race course, we will have an cooler of water though.
Where do I pick up my swag bag and race plate?
At our shop Ashland Mountain Adventures, 700 Mistletoe rd suite 105 Ashland Or. 97520. From 9am to 5pm on Thursday and Friday before the race.
Do I need an OBRA license?
Yes, you can purchase a one day for $5.00
What category do I enter?
We only offer Cat 1 and Cat 2 if you are not Pro. So, if you are new to this type of racing, enter Cat2 for your age group.
Are there showers?
No, there are restrooms at the start and awards areas but no showers.
Can we have beer?
Unfortunately there is "No Beer" on Forest Service property, However please join us for the "After Party" at Standing Stone Brewing, in the downtown on Oak Street next to the Wells Fargo Bank.
How does the race work?
This Super D, Starts with the Pro Men and Women going off in 1 minute intervals, then followed by all other categories. The Pros will have assigned Start times, everyone else is first come first serve. We will encourage Cat 1's to start before Cat 2's. When you cross the finish time we will stop you and collect you Start Time from your # plate and confirm your race number before you leave the finish area. The cost is $65 pre registration only, no day of sign ups.
Is there a shuttle back up to our car?
Yes! There is a free shuttle for each racer back to the Mt. Ashland Ski Area parking lot, only 1 shuttle per racer!
Is there practice?
Yes, there will be 1 free shuttle for the Chainless race on Friday the 17th starting at 10am. You may practice the Super D course any time until Saturday morning. At 7:30am on Saturday we will not allow anyone to leave from the start area until we start the race.
What is a Chainless race?
We remove your chain, put it in a bag marked with your name and race #, you cost down the race course, and we put a new SRAM chain on your bike at the finish. You can pick up your old chain at the SRAM Truck in the Sponsor area at the Awards/food area after awards is over... we have to bring them down after the race. The cost is $35 Pre registration only, no day of sign ups.
Awards and Raffle
Food will be served starting at Noon in the Awards/Food area, just follow the signs at the finish to either the shuttle of food.
We will have prizing for the top 3 finishers and a Jersey for the winner of each class! The winner of each class receives a "Free" entry into the N.A.E.T. Final, location TBA at the event. There will be several raffle prizes from all of our sponsors.
Like last year, we will be having a Special raffle to raise money for the N.E.P.A. Study that needs to happen to see trails like "Missing Links", and "Time Warp" on our maps, and get another 20+ miles of new singletrack built over the next 5 to 10 years. Tickets will only be $10 and will be for sale at the race as well as our shop AMA, Bear Creek Bikes, and Siskiyou Bikes.
Prizes: SPECIALIZED Enduro 2011/ WTB Striker wheel Set/ Kali Durgana Full Face helmet/ we are still working on more prizes.... but not a bad start! Last year we raised $1800 for this fund! Thanks!
If you have any further ?'s please feel free to e mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org It will not be easy to get us on the phone as we will be booking shuttles and if you call with race ?'s we will refer you back to e mail.
Thank you for supporting our race, trails and the town of Ashland! See you soon, Contact info: email@example.comBill and Sue Roussel