Leg 5: 13K MT BIKE
This year's route is unchanged from 2017! Click here for an interactive map.
Leg 5 color is YELLOW
Mountain Bikes can be dropped off at bike racks above Reservoir at the top of Lithia Park. Please respect the SOLOS sign, section for solo racer bikes only. Bikes will be guarded by a SC volunteer starting at 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
THIS ROUTE IS UNDER REVIEW BY ASHLAND PARKS, US FOREST SERVICE, AND TRAILS ASSOCIATION. WILL BE FINALIZED BY REGISTRATION OPENING. THE LENGTH AND DIFFICULTY WILL BE APPROXIMATELY THE SAME: 13K AND CHALLENGING.
Pick up the bracelet from Leg 4 racer, uphill side of the timing area at the top of the Reservoir above Lithia Park and ride up/North on Glenview. Make a hairpin turn RIGHT onto Ashland Loop Road and settle into your uphill ride, past the change from dirt to pavement and back to dirt. Keep going, past the parking area and THROUGH the green gate that blocks off auto traffic. Ride up to the start of the Toothpick Trail. AT THAT POINT, make a sharp RIGHTt turn, almost a full 180 degrees, and start back down the single track trail. Single track trail crosses Ashland Loop Road, continues as single track and then lands back at the road/parking lot.
**HERE IS WHERE Route CHANGED FROM 2010 - 2013***
Take Ashland Loop Road back downhill to a well marked LEFT turn up a STEEP GRAVEL driveway. (Ashland Loop Road is still dirt at that point; if you get to pavement, you have gone too far.) Turn RIGHT when you come to the Alice in Wonderland singletrack trail. Turn LEFT when you come to the BTI Trail and follow it down to the bottom, carefully please! Feel free to walk your bike for safety. Please yield to faster riders. At the bottom of BTI, turn LEFT onto Glenview and head back toward the timing chute. DISMOUNT!!!! And WALK bike by the timers through the timing chute. Hand off bracelet to Leg 5 racer.
Bikes will be guarded by a SC volunteer starting at 7:00 a.m. until 3:00pm.
MTN BIKE start 10:05 am - 12:30 am
MTN BIKE finish 10:50am - 2:00pm
All racers expected at the PRE-RACE MEETING 7:30am at ScienceWorks.