Ashland Mountain Challenge
Saturday June 28th 2014
Welcome to the 2014 Ashland Mountain Challenge. This race is now in it’s 10th 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 single day race. Racers will compete on 3-4 stages. 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 Sunday
$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?
From I5 take the Ashland st. exit and follow it into town. It will split into one lane, near the end of the one way take a left onto Church st. then go across the opposite one way on to Church and then Left on High st. Then 1 block to a Right on Granite st. go up Granite about 1 mile and just follow the signs to our venue. Please be early, 7:30 or sooner and follow the parking attendant’s instructions for parking
Racer meeting! 8Am Sharp!
If you miss this meeting you may mis your start times and not have a very good day, be early!!!!!
Packet Pick Up: Friday June 27th at Ashland Mountain Adventures, 700 Mistletoe rd suite 105, we will have packet pick up from 3pm to 7pm, On Saturday June 28th at the Venue (Granite st and Glenview) From 7am to 8am only. Racers must be ready to leave for there Stages by 8:30!!!
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 other than Clif nutrition at the top of the race course, we will have a cooler of water also.
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
Cat 1 men 19-39
Cat 1 men 40+
Cat 1 Women Open
Cat 2 men 19-39
Cat 2 men 40+
Cat 2&3 Women 19-34
Cat 2&3 Women 35+
Cat 3 men Open
Open Jr men 13-18
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 allowed in the park, However we will have a Beer Garden in the awards venue. Please follow the signs.
How does the race work?
The AMC will be a Multi Stage Race on a single day 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 28th: Pros and Cat 1 racers will be Climbing to there first stage of racing on the western ridge of Mt. Ashland. These trails will include Horn Gap and Hitt rd. At Approximately 8:30am Pro racers will start there pedal up 9 miles to the first Stage, Horn Gap, where they will have a”Set Start Time”. When finished with that Stage they will roll down Horn Gap rd then pedal back up another 1.2 miles to the Second Stage, Hitt rd. Racers will then start in the order they arrive, We will be recording your Start and Finish time at each Stage on your number plate.. When racers have completed their final Stage for the day, they will need to turn in their score card to the Official Timing table located in the Venue.
Cat 2-3 Racers will be racing on the Eastern ridge, formally the Super D, These trails will be broken up into 2 Stages. They can receive a shuttle to the top “ONLY BEFORE” there race, the shuttle pick up is just east of the venue on Glenview rd. Follow the signs. The first racers will begin at 10am. Racers will receive a Start and Finish time at each Stage. When the Racers are finished with their lassecond Stage on the Eastern side they will climb up 5.5 miles to Hitt rd for there 3rd and final Stage. Cat 2-3 racers will have a Start time for this 3rd Stage. You should factor in at least 1 hour of pedal up to this stage. they will need to turn their Score card in at the Official Timing Table in the venue after there last stage of racing.
Lunch: Each racer will receive a lunch after there final Stage of racing. There will be Nutrition Provided By Clif before, during and after the race. There will be water at the Start of every stage.
Awards and Raffle on Saturday June 28th
We will be posting preliminary times/results approximately 30 minuets after the last rider, there will then be a 30 minuet protest period. Once we have concluded any discrepancy we will post official results and call awards after that, approximately 1 hour after the last rider finishes. In between that we will have our General raffle in the Awards area where every racer over the age of 21 gets a “Free Beer”
Is there a Shuttle back up to our car?
Yes! There is a free shuttle for each racer up to the Mt. Ashland Ski Area parking lot the day of the race, “For your Race Run ONLY!!” 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 and times have been tallied in the Awards/Food area, just follow the signs at the finish to either the shuttle of food.
We will have prizing for the top 3 finishers of all the armature Categories and a Jersey for the winner of each class!
There will be several raffle prizes from all of our sponsors, X Fusion Shoxs, E13, WTB, KALI Protectives, Smith, Pro Gold, Clif Bar, Bear Creek Bikes, Specialized, and IBIS
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 venue.
If you have any further ?’s please feel free to e mail us at: email@example.com 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