|Category||Start Time||Distance||Elevation||Field Limit||Prizes|
|Men CAT 1-2||10:00 AM||72 miles||4,156||100||$300 Cash Top 5|
|Masters 40+ CAT 2-3||10:10 AM||72 miles||4,156||75||$150 Cash Top 3|
|Men CAT 3||10:20 AM||72 miles||4,156||75||$150 Cash Top 3|
|Men CAT 4-5||10:30 AM||39 miles||2,238||50||Merchandize Top 3|
|Women CAT 1-3||10:40 AM||39 miles||2,238||75||$200 Cash top 5|
|Masters 40+ CAT 4-5||10:50 AM||39 miles||2,238||50||Merchandise Top 3|
Course Description: 32 mile loop rolling through the wheat country of Eastern Oregon. Course is rolling on narrow farm roads. Pavement is in good shape, gravel road sections have dirt and gravel on them. Gravel section is 3.9 miles in length and is rolling with the exception of one short steep climb on Wrentham Cutoff Road. Many of the roads have been used in the past for the Cherry Blossom Cycling Classic and the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic out near the old Petersburg School. Race starts at Dry Hollow Elementary School in The Dalles. CAT 1-2, CAT 3, and Masters CAT 2-3 will do two laps for a total of 71.7 miles and 4156 feet of elevation. Remaining categories will do 38.5 miles and climb 2238 feet of elevation. Suggested tires 25-28 mm road with stout tubes. Suggested gearing 11-25 cassette.
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Directions: Take I-84 to The Dalles. Take exit 85 and head south on the overpass to East 2nd Street/HWY 30. Take a right onto East 2nd and continue 1/4 mile to the roundabout. Take 2nd exit in the round about onto Brewery Grade and head up the hill and turn right onto Dry Hollow. Follow Dry Hollow Road up to the top of the hill and Dry Hollow Elementary School (second 4-way intersection) on Dry Hollow Road.
Travel Time: From Portland travel time is around 1 hour 20 minutes from Bend 2 hours 20 minutes.
Post-Race Awards Party: Award party will commence promptly at 3:00 PM at Clock Tower Ales in downtown The Dalles. Come check out this super cool restaurant and their huge selection of brews. More information here!
Registration: OBRA membership is required for this event. You can purchase an annual OBRA license ($20 online or $25 on paper) or a temporary one-day license for $5. Riders can pre-register online at http://obra.org/events/21365/register or via snail mail by downloading the registration form and release at http://www.obra.org/forms/#racer. Registration fees are $30 up until midnight on March 22nd or $35 for day of race registration.
Questions: Contact Chad Sperry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: This course is as dangerous as you want to make it. If you ride within your skill set and ability you will be fine. Push the envelope too far and you will be picking gravel out of your hide. This is remind you that there is no medical insurance provided by the race organizer or OBRA at this event.