Change is often good. Don’t worry, some old favorites remain with us. The Deschutes River Valley Time Trial and Ring of Fire will continue to be based out of the wonderful Imperial River Company in Maupin, OR.
New for 2015
Race Across Oregon 500 and Race Across Oregon 200, while remaining in The Dalles, will have a new start/finish hotel. Lodging information will be released as soon as it is finalized
The Deschutes Double will likely continue in May with the dates to be determined. The DD is an excellent way to preview some of the Race Across Oregon route as well as experience some of our favorite parts of the state. Rider numbers will be limited and we’ll feature rolling SAG support.
The Natchez Trace 444 is an event I’ve wanted to direct for a long time. This is a beautiful road and we will cover the entire parkway. Riders will begin with a time trial format at mile marker 444 in Nashville, TN and finish at mile marker 0 in Natchez, MS. There is an overall elevation drop of around 2,200 feet by the finish. The 42 hour cut-off will be followed by a good ol’ Mississippi barbecue! 50 rider limit for year number 1.
Double Trouble is moving! We’ve had quite a bit of interest in this event from the Panache Elite Team. We want to go back to DT’s roots this year where the weekend was an end of season gathering of friends for an informal multi-day ride. This year we’re looking to move south – San Diego, CA – for a two to three day fun ride finishing off with awards and a Halloween themed dance/party.
Judging by early registrations, the 2015 edition of the Race Across Oregon looks to be one of the largest and most competitive to date!
The Natchez Trace 444 has a 50 rider limit and is rapidly meeting that number.