A weekend for ultra-endurance and cross

Sep 9, 2011 by

A couple of ultra-endurance events and the continuing awakening of the cycloross season fill the OBRA calendar this weekend. The Ring of Fire Time Trial, offering 6-, 12- and 24-hour events,  begins today in Maupin and continue the next day. Saturday brings the first race of the Psycho Cross Series in Eugene and the start of the High Cascade 24 hours outside of Bend. The Pain ‘n’ Sufferin’ CX rounds things out on Sunday.

FRIDAY

Ring of Fire Time Trials, Maupin
The Ring of Fire Time Trials along the Deschutes River in Maupin offer ultra-endurance roadies who ride individually or as teams a chance to test their metal against the mileage and the elements for 24, 12 or six hours. The 24-hour riders start Friday evening at 7:30. The 12-hour racers begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the six-hour racers start at noon.

SATURDAY

Psycho Cross #1, Eugene
The first race of the five-race Psycho Cross Series fires into action Saturday at Camp Harlow North of Eugene. Course is a combination of grass, gravel, pavement and singletrack. There will also be barriers and a  run-up but no major climbing. Psycho Cross will also host race #8 of the Grand Prix Molly Cameron series and the OBRA Cyclocross Championships on Nov. 19.

High Cascades 24 Hours, Bend
This 24-hour off-road test for individuals and teams starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and finishes at 11 a.m. Sunday. Competitors riding solo or as part of two-, four- or five-person relay teams will navigate a 16-mile course through the Deschutes National Forest, beginning and ending at the Wanoga Sno-Park between Bend and Mt. Bachelor.

Ring of Fire Time Trials, Maupin
The Ring of Fire Time Trials along the Deschutes River in Maupin offer ultra-endurance roadies who ride individually or as teams a chance to test their metal against the mileage and the elements for 24, 12 or six hours. The 24-hour riders start Friday evening at 7:30. The 12-hour racers begin at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the six-hour racers start at noon.

SUNDAY

Pain ‘n’ Sufferin’ CX, Hillsboro
Sunday’s cyclocross offering takes place on top of Bald Peak southwest of Hillsboro at the Pain ‘n’ Sufferin’ CX. Pros Ryan Trebon and Sue Butler took the top honors in the 2010 men’s and women’s A races.

High Cascades 24 Hours, Bend
This 24-hour off-road test for individuals and teams starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and finishes at 11 a.m. Sunday. Competitors riding solo or as part of two-, four- or five-person relay teams will navigate a 16-mile course through the Deschutes National Forest, beginning and ending at the Wanoga Sno-Park between Bend and Mt. Bachelor.