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The Best of Both - Road and Mountain Bike

The Best of Both - Road and Mountain Bike

June 13 2020
Bend, Oregon, USA

WELCOME TO THE BEST OF BOTH — THE ULTIMATE DUAL-DISCIPLINE BIKE RACE.

On June 22nd, 2019, the central Oregon mountain town of Bend, welcomes bike riders with a diverse range of skill and experience levels to compete in the most unique and original bike race held on US Soil. Staging at the Wanoga snowpark on the lower slopes of Mount Bachelor, the Best of Both combines 62-miles of epic paved roads, and 23-miles of famed, Bend, single-track, into one stunning 85-mile race course.

Our separate Men's and Women’s “Open Solo” categories present the ultimate test of fitness and endurance. Riders traverse both sections of the course, with a bike switch encouraged at a transition point in the event village. Our Team Relay challenges teams of two to split the workload - one rider tackles the road course, handing off to a teammate that slays it on the trails. Our "Doubles" race challenges teams of two to work together over the entire on, and off-road, course. And for those who prefer to take their time, ride in a group, and take in the beautiful scenery of this mountainous region, our fully supported challenge ride facilitates a more leisurely pace with feed stations and mechanical support to ensure that nobody gets left behind. With categories for full-on racers, recreational riders, relay teams, and teams of 2, the 2019 Best of both offers riders of all age, gender, and experience an opportunity to participate in this unique cycling event.

Join us on June 22nd at the Wanoga snowpark in Bend, as we bring the on and off-road bike riding communities together and ask the question .. Who's the best of both?

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. 

Costs

Open Solo Mens  - $130 - See age groups at the website.

Open Solo Women - $130 - See age groups at the website

Team Relay - One rider on the road and one rider on the trails -  $200 ($100 per rider)

Doubles - Two riders working together on the entire course - $200 ($100 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 www.racethebestofboth.com

Prize / Race Categories

Cash purse for Open Men and Wome's race - 1 , 2 , 3 ,

Cash Purse for Winners of the lower (79 and below combined age) age group Team Relay.

Custom trophies.

Prizes from sponsors for noncash categories

 

Facilities
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
Marshalls
Escort / Police Escort
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Photos
Downloadable GPS files
Fundraising
Finish Line Chute
 
Nutrition
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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