In addition to fun athletic events like beer runs, Bend is also home to plenty of serious world-class athletic competition. Cycling and mountain biking are both huge around here. So, it’s only proper that Bend would be home to the world’s first combined road cycle and mountain bike race.
Amateurs and pros alike are welcome in this ORBA-sanctioned race. Both compete at separate times on the same course, with the main “Open Solo” event featuring 62 miles on the road followed by 23 miles on singletrack.
Don’t want to go it alone? Pass the baton after the road race and let your partner complete the mountain bike section in the Relay Race or bike side by side in the Doubles Race. Children, colleagues and frenemies are equally welcome.
And if the event follows the course of years past, we suspect that there will be beer at the awards ceremony to follow. That would make a great motto for Bend: “Bend–There will be beer.”
Click here for event details and registration.