Mt. Ashland Hill Climb
Road Bikes vs Mountain Bikes
Mountain Bike OBRA Championship Hill Climb
When: September, 20th 2009
Where: Lithia Park, Downtown Ashland Oregon
Start: 9am all categories
Distance: Road 25 miles / MTB 18 miles
Elevation Gain: Net 4,800ft
Registration: Open from 7:30am to 8:45am. Day of race and pre-registration $20.00, Juniors are free. OBRA license required, day of race license available for $5.00. Make checks payable to and mail entries (Standard OBRA Release Form) to: Ed Garfield, 701 Western Ave #412, Medford, OR 97501
Categories: (Men & Women)
Road: Junior -Starting at Callahan's at 9:15, 9 mile climb
Master 40+, 50+
MTB: (must have year license to be eligible for Championship medals)
Junior Beginner and Sport 18 and under start at Four Corners at 9:15
Beginner 19-39, 40+
Sport 19-39, 40+
Pro, Expert Elite 19-39, 40+
(Cyclocross bikes are allowed and timed but do not race in or count toward any category)
Prize / Awards: Start at 12:00 pm
Four hundred dollars cash split among the first place men and women on the road and MTB course, $100 each. Ribbons and Swag for all other categories. Raffle for those with race entry and signed release.
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 Callahan's (junior start). 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 Spring Thaw route on the 2060 loop road to an 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.
Mountain bikes defined as 1.5" or larger tires
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.
Helmets are mandatory at all times on the bike, pre, during, and post event.
All OBRA rules are in effect.
OBRA and the organizers of this race do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the race. The costs related to those injuries are the responsibility of the individual participant.