Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival (Ashland)
May 21 - 22, 2016 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Ashland’s Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival is in its 25th year! It is one of the biggest and longest-standing mountain bike events in Oregon’s rich history of racing. It features a Cross Country race on Saturday that utilizes some of the finest single tracks in Southern Oregon, with over 4,000 feet of climbing and descending for the elite and expert riders. The event starts on Saturday with–conditions permitting–the 2060 XC loop and the Kid’s Race. It continues on Sunday with a Downhill race starting up at 4 Corners.
This Downhill continues to grow with racers coming from Washington, California, Arizona and all over the state of Oregon. The Downhill is 2 stages instead of 1, with the addition of a race run on BTI, a very popular trail that is at the end of the Cross Country race and near the venue. We are also putting points on all 3 of the stages, XC and the 2 DH stages and crowning an “All Mountain” Champion for both the men and women (only Elite and Expert combined, and you must compete on the same bike!)