It is time to start preparing for one of the most challenging and exciting races in the country. The Mt. Hood Cycling Classic is back and better than ever. No other race in the country showcases such a diversified scenery and courses taking riders from the dry desert of Eastern Oregon to the rainforest deep in the Cascade Mountains and through the mighty Columbia River Gorge. Located in Hood River, Oregon famous for windsurfing, microbreweries and great food! Come challenge yourself and enjoy your stay!
Kicking off the action Friday June 21, 2013, all categories will race the Columbia Hills Road Race. The course is located east of The Dalles, Oregon and takes riders through the dry wheat country of Eastern Oregon. This relatively flat course gives the sprinters something to challenge before the big mountain climbs. Stage two will return to what is considered by many pro riders the most amazing time trial courses in North America, the Scenic Gorge Time Trial. Stage three will once again scream through the streets of downtown Hood River to the screams of excited spectators and fans. Finally the legendary Three Summits Road Race will take riders on single lane forest service roads deep into the Mt. Hood National Forest and help to decide once and for all who the winner of the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic will be.
A big party and awards presentation will follow the completion of the race at the beautiful Cooper Spur Mountain Resort. Lodging will fill up fast so be sure and book now to assure you have a bed and a shower. Cooper Spur Mountain Resort and Best Western Hood River Inn are once again huge financial supporters for the event so be sure and help us fill their rooms and establishments.
A final warning, we anticipate a number of our categories to fill this year. We are taking a very firm stance on field limits and will not be making exceptions due to the narrow rides and tight corners on the Three Summits Stage. So register now to make sure you get a place in this great race!
See all of you at the starting line.
Breakaway Promotions is one of the premier cycling promotions companies in the U.S. They are the official operations group for USA Cycling Mt. Bike Nationals, Ride Sun Valley Fat Tire Festival, USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals, Collegiate Road Nationals, Cascade Cycling Classic and more for 2013.