“The Best of Both” is the first bicycle race to combine road cycling and mountain bike riding within one conclusive race distance, bringing a cross-section of competitive bike racers together for the first time to compete head-to-head. The event has multiple options for riders of all levels of fitness and ability, with an Open Pro Men and Women solo race, an amateur solo race, and a Team Relay. But this isn’t JUST a race. For riders who prefer to sit back and enjoy the view, a non-competitive category is offered for those who wish to complete the course called the Challenge Ride. Once the racers have hit the road, the challenge riders head out onto the incredible road course. On re-entry at the Wanoga Snow Park, the riders transition to mountain bikes and hit the single-track rollercoaster from the trail head. And for those who want to share the journey, why not partner up and ride in the relay – one on the road, then handing off to a partner for the off-road leg.
This event will challenge all levels of fitness and ambition. Get on board to make some history in Bend and then enjoy the after party and awards ceremony at the 10 Barrel Brewing HQ.
Visit website for race categories, course maps and registration information.