2013 EVENT REGISTRATION
2013 Spring Thaw Registration CLICK HERE
To Get to the Venue: Take Granite st. to the very top of Lithia Park. There will be parking before the “Swimming Hole” you will have to walk or ride into the venue, “NO CARS IN THE VENUE” So please find parking in one of the many parking areas before the “Swimming Hole”
The 2013 Spring Thaw XC course will be the former “Short Course” this year. Putting the “Mountain” back in Mountain Bike Racing! With near twice the Elavation gain and twice the Singletrack Descent as the traditional course for the Elite and Cat 1. Cat 2′s will see a similar course with a little less climbing and descending. Cat 3′s will do the traditional loop they always do.
Elite and Cat 1′s: Start on Glenview dr. and head up the Loop road rd2060 all the way to 4 courners. Then Descend down Martys to the cut over trail to Catwalk,traverse Toothpick to Caterpillar to the White Rabbit Parking Lot to Alice in Wonderland back to the Loop rd and Climb back to Four corners for a repeat of the Descent but with a trip down BTI to the finish at the same location as the Start of the race.
Cat 2: Same as Elite and Cat 1′s except, instead of climbing all the way up to Four Corners the “Second” time, they will only climb up to Upper Caterpillar and start there second Descent from there with the same finish.
Cat 3′s” Start at Glenview and climb the Loop rd rd2060 to Upper Caterpillar and will descend down Upper Caterpillar to the White Rabbit Parking Lot to Alice in Wonderland to BTI to the Finish at the same location as the Start of the race on Glenview.
This year the DH will feature 2 stages of Downhill! The first stage #1 with be the traditional Catwalk trail that has been a part of the Spring Thaw for many years now. After finishing Stage #1 the racers will ride over to BTI and begin Stage #2 on the Popular BTI trail. This trail features Small Jumps and Big Berms all the way down the 1.2 mile length of the course. It will finish down on Glenview rd where the XC finish will be the day before. These two courses times will be added together at the end to be a “Combined Time” result for the racers.
ALL MOUNTAIN KING and QUEEN
We will be crowning “King and Queens” in all Catagories. How we will do this is, there will be points on all the stages of racing, XC, and the 2 DH stages. Then we will add the points and award the racers with the highest points. To enter you must check in the morning of the XC at the registration table with the bike you will be using for all events. YOU MUST COMPETE ON THE SAME BIKE FOR ALL STAGES! We will take the fastest times form the Elite category and crown a King and Queen, All of the times from the all of the Cat 1′s and crown a King and Queen, All of the Cat 2′s and so on. There will be no age separation within this compitition. A list of points will be at the registration table morning of the XC.
Youth Race: The youth will be at 1pm in the Venue area. Ages 3-10. Free entries and all participants receive a medal!
BEER: Our Beer Sponsor, Deschutes will be providing 1 Free beer for each racer in both the XC and DH. additional beer will be for sale in the food court area.
I will post exact mileages and maps next week when finished with the maps.
To Register for the Oregon Enduro Series Click on the Link below
Oregon Enduro Registration
Welcome to the 2013 Ashland Mountain Challenge. This race is now in it’s 9th year. The Former race was a Super D format and started at the Mt. Ashland Ski area and descended 12 miles of the Siskiyou Mountains to Lithia Park in Ashland. While it will still be using most of those same trails, it will know have additional trails to be raced on a 1 day race. Racers will copmete on all 4-5 stages in one day. Times will be tallied at the end of the final Stage. It is on U.S.F.S. Property and permitted through the Siskiyou Mountains Rangers District.
Full event details are on our website www.ashmtnadv.com and click on the race page. All entries will receive the following:
- well marked course/Custom Race Plate
- Lunch and support area near the finish at the old gun range(awards area)
- swag bag at packet pick up with a $5 coupons for “Standing Stone Brewing” they also have food! A water bottle from Specialized with the AMC Logo.
- 1 Raffle ticket held at awards on Saturday.
- $3000.00 cash purse for the Pro Men and Women
- EMT and search and rescue on site at the finish and 4 corners parking area
Where is the race?
The venue will be at the very top of Lithia Park in Ashland, to get there go to the center of the down town and go up Granite st. until it turns to dirt, there will be signs on Granit and in Litha Park.
To Check in registration: Come to our shop Ashland Mountain Adventures at 700 Mistletoe rd suite 105 Ashland Or. 97520
To get to the Eastern Ridge Start: From Ashland, Take I5 south to the Mt. Ashland Ski rd. 9 miles then exit the Mt. Ashland Ski rd and follow it 8 miles to the Ski resort. The race course begins next to the Ski lodge on the Bull Gap trail Head For the Eastern Ridge and for the Western Ridge, shuttles will be picked up near the race Venue off of Glennview and FS rd2060. Follow the signs!
Friday June 21 6pm AMA shop
Saturday June 22 8am at the venue Finish Line
(This is subject to change Pay Attention when you pick up your packets)
Can I camp?
There is camping at Emigrant Lake Camping area east of Ashland off HWY 66. You can also camp at the Mt. Ashland Ski parking lot in the back lot (NOT THE FRONT LOT)
Is there food at the top?
No, there will be restrooms available, but no food at the top of the race course, we will have an cooler of water though.
Where do I pick up my swag bag and race plate?
At our shop Ashland Mountain Adventures, 700 Mistletoe rd suite 105 Ashland Or. 97520. From 3pm to 7pm on Friday, and Saturday morning from 7-8am at the race venue before the race.
Do I need an OBRA license?
Yes, you can purchase a one day for $5.00
What category do I enter?
We offer Elite Men and Women, Cat 1 Men, (19-39), (40+), Cat 2 Men, (19-39), (40+), and Cat 3 Men (Open). Junior Men (13-18 Open). Cat 1 Women (Open) Cat 2-3 Women (34 under) Cat 2-3 Women (35+). So, if you are new to this type of racing, enter Cat3.
Are there showers?
No, there are restrooms at the start and awards areas but no showers.
Can we have beer?
Unfortunately there is “No Beer” in the Main Venue, However we will have an area on Forest Service property, just around the corner that we will host a party in after awards. Beer is allowed there.
How does the race work?
The AMC will be a Multi Stage Race on 1 days this year. We will be using trails from the former Super D course and Chainless Race as well as some new ones, we are still waiting on final approval from our Forest Service, as to the exact trails.
Saturday June 22: Elite’s and Cat 1 racers will be asigned a Start time for there first Stage begin racing on the western ridge of Mt. Ashland. These trails will include Horn Gap and Hitt rd. At 9am Racers will be shuttled up to the Lower Horn gap rd and will have to pedal up another 4 miles to the first Stage, Horn Gap. when finished with that Stage they will then pedal back up another 1.2 miles to the Second Stage, Hitt rd. where it will be a first come first serve start list. When finished you must then check into the venue for Your start time for the Eastern Ridge of Mt. A. You can then either take our shuttle up for your race run or use your own transportation. You can pick up your lunch then or after your race.
Cat 2-3 Racers will be racing on the Eastern ridge, formally the Super D, These trails will be broken up into 2 maybe 3Stages. Snow melt will determine those Sages and will be announced 1 week prior to the event. They can receive a shuttle to the top either before or after there race. The first racers will begin at 9am. Racers will receive a Start time for there first stage. When the Racers are finished with their last Stage on the Eastern ridge they will need to check in for there start time for the Western Ridge. They can then catch our shuttle for there race runs. They will be Racing Hitt rd 2 times (No Horn Gap)
Is there a Shuttle back up to our car?
Yes! There is a free shuttle for each racer back to the Mt. Ashland Ski Area parking lot, only 1 shuttle per racer!
Is there practice?
You may practice as much as you want. If you would like shuttles and course info, contact Ashland Mountain Adventures @ 541-499-2298
Awards and Raffle
Food will be served starting as soon as the first class’s have finished there first series of stages in the Awards/Food area, just follow the signs at the finish to either the shuttle of food.
Awards will begins as soon as the last racer has finished and a 30 minuet protest period has expired. Stick around and watch the finish of the final Elite Racers and it will be announced at that time.
We will have prizing for the top 3 finishers of all the amature Catagories and a Jersey for the winner of each class!
There will be several raffle prizes from all of our sponsors.
Like last year, we will be having a Special raffle to raise money for the N.E.P.A. Study that needs to happen to see trails like “Missing Links”, and “Time Warp” on our maps, and get another 20+ miles of new singletrack built over the next 5 to 10 years. Tickets will only be $10 and will be for sale at the race as well as our shop AMA, Bear Creek Bikes, and Siskiyou Bikes.
Prizes: To be determined.
Last year we raised $1200 for this fund! Thanks!
If you have any further ?’s please feel free to e mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org It will not be easy to get us on the phone as we will be booking shuttles and if you call with race ?’s we will refer you back to e mail.
Thank you for supporting our race, trails and the town of Ashland!
See you soon,
Bill and Sue Roussel