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.
I will post exact mileages and maps next week when finished with the maps.
Ashland Mountain Adventures is Offering $45 per bike on a most Bike rentals, such as the Specialized Pitch, Camber 29er and the GT Force. The Specialized Enduro Evo is $55 and the Status DH for $75 You also get one free shuttle with each bike rental.
Ashland Mountain Adventures will again run a shuttle to Mt. Ashland for the Ski season. Our van will begin it’s route in Medford at the NorthWest Outdoor Store parking lot 980 Biddle rd in the Bear Creek Plaza next to Bi Mart 541 245 4000 at 7;30am. then we pick up at our shop, 700 Mistletoe rd in Ashland at 8am. We arrive on the mountain at approximately 8:45. We ask our riders to be back to the van by 4:15 so we can start our return then. We can only transport 14 people, so you must call for a reservation 541 499 2298. we answer the phone until 6pm, after that, we will return your message at 7am the next day.
Our cost is $15 per person per round trip. We do have 10 pack tickets for $125. these can be purchased from our driver. We only except cash.
For all questions concerning weather and ski conditions please visit www.mtashlandski.com
Ashland Mountain Adventures is excited for the start of the 2012 Wine Season! With the end of Summer brings the Wine Harvest and Wine making. To celebrate the wine season, we here at Ashland Mountain Adventures will be offering our wine tours on a more frequent schedule. We will be offering tours every Monda, Wednesday and Friday starting at 1pm. The wineries will include PebbleStone, Trium and Pascahal.
This is a casual tour. We have a 12 passenger van and do not offer a lunch with this short of a tour. So come relaxed and ready to taste some of Southern Oregons finest wines!
The Spring Thaw Registration is open and the race will be May 18-19 2013
This race is in it’s 22nd year and is one of the Oldest MTB races in Oregon! This years XC course will feature more climbing and More descending than in years past. The DH will see 2 runs, one on the familiar Catwalk trail and another on BTI at the bottom of the mountain!
We will also be crowning an “All Mountain” King and Queen this year through a points system that combines the XC and DH, the racers must use the same bike, no changes!
So don’t miss out, get registered early and save some $$! And we will see you at the races.
On March 1 at 6am registration will open for both the Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival and the Ashland Mountain Challenge Enduro. We do expect that the Spring Thaw DH and AMC will fill like in years fast so don’t delay in reserving your spot in the 2 amazing races. The Spring Thaw is in it’s 22nd year and is the Largest MTB race in Oregon’s rich history of racing.
The AMC is in it’s second year as and Enduro format. Formally a Super D, it is now a multi stage race spread out over both sides of the Ashland watershed. It challenges racers to not only be skilled handlers of there bikes but they must be fit and on there bikes a good majority of the day, rather than a “One and Done” type of race.
This race will also be a stop on the Oregon Enduro Series.