Mt. Ashland Hill Climb
In memory of Jean Chinn
OBRA Hill Climb State Championship
Road & MTB

When: September, 24th 2006
Where: Lithia Park, Downtown Ashland Oregon
Start: 9am all categories
Distance: Road 25 miles / MTB 18 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,800ft

Registration: Open from 7:30am to 8:45am. Day of race and pre-registration $20.00, $5 for Juniors, $25 for Tandem. OBRA license required, day of race license available for $5.00. Only Annual OBRA members will be scored for State Championship Medals.
Make Checks payable to and mail entries (Standard OBRA Release Form) to:
Richard Hogan, 935 Fairfield Circle, Central Point, OR 97502

Categories: OBRA medals for first 3 in each category.
Junior (Men & Women) 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18
Master (Men & Women) 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Cat 4/5 (Men & Women)
Cat 3 (Men & Women)
Cat Senior (Men & Women)
Beginner (Men & Women) 10-18, 19-39, 40+
Sport (Men & Women) 10-18, 19-39, 40+
Pro, Expert Elite (Men & Women) 39 and under, 40+

Course Description: Road and Mountain Bikers start back-to-back in the Lithia Park Plaza. Roadies follow a police escort out of town onto HWY 66. Riders will turn right after 10 miles of rolling terrain onto Old HWY 99. A six mile climb will bring you to the Sim's Cycle and Fitness aid station at Callahan's. Immediately after crossing under I-5 you'll take a left turn continuing on HWY 99 then taking the next right onto the Mt. Ashland access road for the final 9 miles of climbing. The mountain bikers will join you on the road for the final two miles of climbing to the finish at the Mt. Ashland Ski Lodge.

Mountain bikers will start climbing immediately out of Lithia Park following the same route as the Spring Thaw on the 2060 loop road to the Cycle analysis aid station at Four Corners. At Four Corners you'll turn left, then right on 2080 followed by another left at Bull Gap. You'll merge onto the Ski Ashland access road and join the roadies for the final two miles of paved climbing to the finish at the Mt. Ashland Ski Lodge.

The Rest:
Mountain bikes only for off-road course (Cross bikes and hybrids NOT allowed) 1.5" or larger tires required.
Numbers on the Right
Finish elevation is over 6,500 feet and temperatures can be quite chilly at the top. We will have a vehicle to shuttle your warm clothing to the top.
No support other than aid stations.
Helmets are mandatory at all times on the bike, pre, during, and post event.
All OBRA rules are in effect.

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