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The Best of Both - Road and Mountain Bike

June 13 2020
Bend, Oregon, USA


Bend, Oregon, June 13th, 2020. For many, it’s already a tradition. Since our debut in the summer of 2018, the best of both dual-discipline bike race has brought a community of biker riders and racers together from across the nation to test their fitness, endurance, and desire, on some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in North America. The Best of Both course splits down to 62-road miles, and 23-off-road miles, combining a little under 6,000 feet of ascent. Riders may switch from a road bike to a trail-friendly bike at the transition point, or take down the entire 85-miles on one bike in our “single-steed” category.

We start on the road. The course navigates a loop around the ever-present panorama of the snow-capped Cascade mountains, ebbing and flowing, climbing and descending on fortified high altitude pavement and gritty, chip sealed rural forestry grades. Riders wind up through the network of lakes and dense steeple-pine forestry, entering the cascade lakes highway, and summiting Mount Bachelor on its highest paved surface at 6,400 feet. Our single-track course combines fast-flowing "bermed-out" trails, rock gardens, and swoopy tunnels of pine that go with and against gravity. The course environment evolves with each passing mile, with a climb back to Wanoga and the finish arch.

Central Oregon offers some of the most eco-diverse terrains in the nation, and this course, both on the road and off, continually showcases the unrivaled natural beauty that Bend is known for. Our open men and women's solo races put the most ambitious riders onto the road at 9 am, followed by the Single-Steeder’s, the Master's Men and Women, the Team Relay, and Doubles riders. For those who don't care to race, consider our "challenge ride," a full course, Fondo-style event with feed stations, and mechanical support. Take in the wonder of the region with your head up and your crew.

The Best of Both - Road and Mountain Bike

Routes: 85 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 550
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary

Venue Opens - 8 AM

The race begins in waves between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM. 


Open Solo Mens  - $125 - See age groups at the website.

Open Solo Women - $125 - See age groups at the website

Team Relay - One rider on the road and one rider on the trails -  $170 ($85 per rider)

Doubles - Two riders working together on the entire course - $170 ($85 per rider)

Supported Fondo Challenge Ride - $125

What's Included?

Register before March 28th to get a 10% discount, a free Custom 21oz Hydroflask, our 2019 Best of Both socks, and a digital subscription to Peloton Magazine.

A finishers medal and goody bag for all participants. 

Packet Pickups

TBA - Sign up to our email database at

Prize / Race Categories

Cash purse for Open Men and Wome's race - 1 , 2 

Custom trophies.

Prizes from sponsors for noncash categories


Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Two Hill Climbs
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: The Wanoga Snow Park, The Cascade Lakes Highway, Bend, Oregon
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