The start location is at "the Plaza" in downtown Ashland at the bottom of Lithia Park. See Google Map. The start time is precisely 9am.
Road Race Route
You roadies follow a police escort out of town via Siskiyou Blvd onto HWY 66, where after 8 miles of rolling terrain, you will turn right onto Old HWY 99 (aka 273 or Old Siskiyou Highway). A six mile climb will bring you to Callahan's Lodge. Immediately after crossing under I-5 you'll take a left turn continuing on HWY 99 then taking the next right onto the Mt. Ashland access road for the final 9 miles of climbing. The mountain bikers will join you on the road for the final two miles of climbing to the finish at the Mt. Ashland Ski Lodge.
Nifty Map My Ride Road Course Map (opens new window)
from Map My Ride
Mountain Bike Route
You mountain and cyclocross riders will start climbing immediately out of the Plaza on Winburn Way turning left on Granite Street, wrapping around the swim pond on to Glenview Drive. Take a sharp right onto the Ashland Loop Road, cross Terrace Street and keep climbing. At Four Corners you'll turn left, then a sharp right on 2080 followed by another left at Bull Gap. You'll merge onto the Ski Ashland access road and join the roadies for the final two miles of paved climbing to the finish at the Mt. Ashland Ski Lodge.
Spiffy Map My Ride MTB Course Map
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Did we squeeze the images? Why, yes, we did. In their original size, they were too wide for the default screen. But, hey, the distance and the elevation gain are the same, as are the grades indicated in the barely legible color coding. Face it: it's steep and hard, however you look at it.
Please do your warm up ride along Winburn Way adjacent to Lithia Park. East Main Street is not closed to traffic before or during the race. East Main Street is one way and you are required to obey all traffic laws. Law enforcement personnel will be present at the start of the race & we would hate for you to get a ticket on your bicycle before the start. Here is a map for a safe warm up location.
Your pre-registered race number enters you into a raffle to win some great swag. You may purchase additional chances to win at Flywheel Bicycle Solutions in Talent the day before the race or at the start area before the race & at the finish area before the winners are announced at noon. Locate a race volunteer to purchase more numbers to increase your chances to win from these great sponsors!
Raffle items provided by:
Gramicci - Outdoor Clothing
PowerICE - cool down power up