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Southern Oregonshirt
Mar 26, 2003 1:26 PM
Is there ANY racing in Oregon south of Eugene? Here in Redding, we look (and drive) way south to do our racing and if there's anything going on between here and Eugene it would be nice to go the other direction for a change.

Years ago I used to do a stage race in Ashland, but it's long dead.

Any roadies in the area with any info? Or more specifically, any roadies in the area period? (Yreka, Medford, Klamath Falls, etc.)
re: Southern OregonNo_sprint
Mar 26, 2003 1:42 PM
I don't have any answers for you but I can offer this website. http://www.obra.org/

I strongly recommend traveling there. There is one sweet woman and strong racer in particular there that would make the trip, even from LA for a DNF, thoroughly worthwhile.
Already checked thatshirt
Mar 26, 2003 2:36 PM
OBRA seems to be all in N. Oregon. I was wondering if there were any USCF races in the south... I think there used to be yet another organization, but they don't seem to exist anymore...
Already checked thatSharkman
Mar 26, 2003 4:27 PM
Shirt

I'm fairly sure that whatever is organized and going on in Southern Or would be through OBRA. You'll note their web site makes mention of events down there.

I'll ask one of my colleagues here in my office who is big time in the racing scene and repost if I find anything out.
EugeneThe General
Mar 28, 2003 12:41 PM
Hey Shirt, this year we have quite a few races in the Eugene area, only 5 1/2 hours from Redding. I promote the Rehearsal and State championship race, May 24th and June 14th. Both have classes for non-championship races and I promise you a good race.
I could even hook you up with a place to stay for the weekend if you wanted to come up race on Saturday and do a long ride on Sunday through some awsome areas.

Check out our Team site at www.eugenecyclingteam.com for more info on races in our are, as well as OBRA for a larger list.

There will be more one day classic style races next year in the Eugene area.

Even if you'r USCF you can race in an OBRA race, the license is free for out of state. Granted you don't collect USCF points but it can still be fun.

Richard
Sounds fun!shirt
Mar 30, 2003 4:35 PM
I may come up to do the practice race in May. That's right about the time it's getting Hot here, too.

/shirt
Count me in for the Rehearsal race too (nm)hrv
Mar 31, 2003 9:34 AM
not too muchdesmo
Mar 26, 2003 5:06 PM
A series of 3 TT's in Medford, which were the last few weekends. A once a week crit series on thursday nights in Medford that run June through September. More of "training crit", run A group(cat 1,2,3), and B group(cat 4/5) on a 1 mile car race track with 4 turns. But it is OBRA sactioned, and has points and a very small cash purse. A good one day city street crit in July, Medford "Mayors Cup" that attracts some Californian's. And a great hill climb in Ashland in late September. Starts downtown ends at ski lodge on Mt. Ashland. only 25 miles but 15 of 'em steep climbing. No stage races or long one day events as far as I know. Wish there was.
That hill climb...shirt
Mar 26, 2003 5:29 PM
was part of the Ashland stage race. I hated it. (can't climb)

The "Mayor's Cup" sounds interesting; maybe some Redding Velo guys will come up for that if it doesn't conflict with an NCNCA (OOPS! I mean USCF) race down here.

Too bad there aren't any long RRs up there. The road, terrain and traffic are perfect for it!
Hey Shirt, how far?se7en
Mar 31, 2003 7:03 PM
Hey, Next winter I'll be going to Chico State U. I've heard there is a great road and mtn scene up there, On average How far away are the races?
Thanks
Hey Shirt, how far?shirt
Apr 3, 2003 9:56 AM
There are almost no road races up here, but you're not too far from the bulk of NCNCA's races in the south. There's lots of activity from Sacramento down to Fresno, which is about 2-3 hours of driving at the most from Chico.

The mtb scene is much, much more active up here. Don't know about Chico, but the Lemurian classic and several others are all in the greater Redding area. Ping allervite on this list for more off road info, as I'm still riding a "hard nose" mtb.

There's a pretty good road training scene in Chico, and my old team West Coast C.T. does some regular rides there. You also may want to come up to Redding on occasion for our Saturday and Wednesday training rides; we've got some ex-euro pros up here who really know their shaid. Info at www.reddingvelo.com. Finally, there's a relatively famous river ride in Sacramento but I don't have the details; I think it's Saturday morning.

/shirt