2017


Chainbreaker Race Series

Established 1996

Registration for Races is open!

Wednesday, APRIL 26

Wednesday MAY 3

Saturday MAY 6

  • XC Course Preview

Saturday MAY 13


Now a 3-Race Series for 2017!

All abilities welcome from beginners to professionals, juniors to masters!

Join us for TWO Wednesday-night short-track mountain bike races that lead up to the main XC event on May 13th. BEA Cycling Director and course designer Bill Warburton says “Short-track mountain bike races are great for new riders to try racing because you don’t go far away from the start and you get to practice skills on a short lap for less than thirty minutes. For experienced riders it can be a great place to test your fitness and hone skills after a long winter.” He adds, “We hope the rad course with great spectating gets everyone prepared to race the main cross-country event on May 13th.”

The cross-country race is in it’s 21st year, with a revised course for 2017. While the Two Bulls fire impacted the area in 2014, the conditions are improving and some damaged trails are being restored. Riders take several trips through the stadium area to make spectating and cheering fun for families, along with free kids races, food and drinks available on site.

The cross-country race is the third event in the Oregon Off Road Series which encourages racers from across Oregon to travel to select races over the duration of the season.

Both events are fundraisers for the Bend Endurance Academy and are held on private land with the generous support of: The Center, Kendall Auto, Deschutes Brewery, Todd Taylor, Summ Up Llc, Tumalo Irrigation District and Whitefish Cascade Forest Resource.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

  • Signs will be posted on race day.
  • Continue west on Newport Avenue, this becomes Shevlin Park RD
  • Past Shevlin Park, at the crest of the hill turn LEFT on Bull Springs RD
  • After 1 mile on pavement, turn RIGHT onto RD4606 (gravel road)
  • Continue 1.8 miles to Couch RD (dirt road), sign says “CP2”, turn LEFT
  • Stadium area is 0.5 miles up CP2, on the LEFT
  • View Start Line on Google Maps (Caution — Google Navigation sends you a very long, strange route to get there)

CONTACT

Bill Warburton
Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org
541.335.1346

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Full Race Information below the Gallery

 

Wednesday Night Short-Track Racing in Bend!

Come out after work to dial in your skills and have fun racing against your friends!

We’ll be using these same trails as the Chainbreaker Finish Stadium, featuring easy spectating and cheering, short steep climbs, techy singletrack, open areas for passing and other random features.

  • Short course of around 1 Mile with lots of variety to test all of your skills
  • Significant course changes will be made between the two events
  • “Only 25 minutes?” Trust us, it’s very hard and you’ll be content when it’s over.
  • “Chainbreaker Series Podium” with a special prize for overall best Adult Male, Adult Women, Junior Male and Junior Woman
  • $20 Adults
  • $10 Juniors
  • $5 Additional Race
  • Free Youth Race for Under 12 (1 Lap)

Event Schedule is subject to change:

Start Time Category Length
17:30 Junior Men 00:20:00
17:31 Junior Women 00:20:00
17:50 Practice Lap 00:10:00
18:00 Open Women 00:25:00
18:25 Practice Lap 00:10:00
18:35 Open B’s 00:25:00
19:00 Open A’s 00:25:00

“Open” Category Help:

  • Juniors age 12+ may race Open fields
  • Women may race in “Open A’s or B’s”; but men may not race in “Open Women”
  • Open B’s is intended for Beginners and older Masters
  • Open A’s is intended for Expert / Elite / younger Masters

Registration

Wednesday Night Short-Track Racing in Bend!

Come out after work to dial in your skills and have fun racing against your friends! We’ll be using these same trails as the Chainbreaker Finish Stadium, featuring easy spectating and cheering, short steep climbs, techy singletrack, open areas for passing and other random features.

  • Short course of around 1 Mile with lots of variety to test all of your skills
  • Significant course changes will be made between the two events
  • “Only 25 minutes?” Trust us, it’s very hard and you’ll be content when it’s over.
  • “Chainbreaker Series Podium” with a special prize for overall best Adult Male, Adult Women, Junior Male and Junior Woman
  • $20 Adults
  • $10 Juniors
  • $5 Additional Race
  • Free Youth Race for Under 12 (1 Lap)

Event Schedule is subject to change:

Start Time Category Length
17:30 Junior Men 00:20:00
17:31 Junior Women 00:20:00
17:50 Practice Lap 00:10:00
18:00 Open Women 00:25:00
18:25 Practice Lap 00:10:00
18:35 Open B’s 00:25:00
19:00 Open A’s 00:25:00

“Open” Category Help:

  • Juniors age 12+ may race Open fields
  • Women may race in “Open A’s or B’s”; but men may not race in “Open Women”
  • Open B’s is intended for Beginners and older Masters
  • Open A’s is intended for Expert / Elite / younger Masters

Registration

Course Preview Pre-Ride

SATURDAY, MAY 6

  • Open to the public and all BEA Junior Riders and families
  • Meet at BEA office to car-pool by 9:00AM
  • Or rendezvous at the Start Line at 9:30AM if you know where it is
  • We will provide a few volunteer ride leaders that you can follow around the course, or explore on your own, but you must be capable of riding on your own at this event! We offer no guarantee of support.
  • Plan on riding between 2 – 2.5 hours.
  • Course will be provisionally marked by the end of the day Friday — this is an open forest with lots of users so we cannot guarantee the markers will remain up at all times. BRING A COURSE MAP / GPS.
  • Email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org for more details.

Although the course will be provisionally marked, we highly suggest you use the maps and GPS files in the next section below to be prepared to follow the course.

Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race

SATURDAY, MAY 13

Register Online Now

  • Adult Pre-Register $45
    • Online until Friday 5/12/17 at 7:ooPM
    • In-person at WebCyclery Friday 5/12/17, 5 – 7:ooPM
  • Juniors $20

2016 Results

The 21st edition of the Chainbreaker is held on private land in the rolling volcanic terrain west of Bend. Spectating is easy, we’ll have free kids races, post-race food from Taco Stand, beer from Deschutes Brewery and awards on-site.

  • Proudly part of the Oregon MTB Off-Road Series.
  • $1,000 Cash Purse split among top-5 men & women.
  • Short course is beginner-friendly, with generally smooth trails and moderate climbs.
  • Long course features more climbing, more technical trails and a new extension.

Courses change every year based on trail conditions in the burned and logged areas. 2016 Courses are provided here for reference. 2017 Courses and Wave Start times will be finalized in Mid-April once we can re-evaluate conditions on the property.

Long COURSE: Elite, Expert and Singlespeed Adults

Medium COURSE: Cat 2, Junior Expert, Clydesdale, Fat Bike

Short COURSE: Cat 3, Juniors and Beginners

KIDS RACES

  • Free Kid’s Races on 1KM Loop
  • Time TBD
  • Register on-site by signing waiver

CATEGORIES and START TIMES

CATEGORY START TIME
1 Elite Men TBD
2 Cat 1 (Expert) Men 19-44 TBD
3 Cat 1 (Expert) Men 45+ TBD
4 Elite Women TBD
5 Cat 1 (Expert) Women TBD
6 Singlespeed Men TBD
7 Expert Junior Men TBD
8 Expert Junior Women TBD
9 Cat 2 (Sport) Men 19-39 TBD
10 Cat 2 (Sport) Men 40-49 TBD
11 Cat 2 (Sport) Men 50-59 TBD
12 Cat 2 (Sport) Men 60+ TBD
13 Cat 2 (Sport) Women 19-39 TBD
14 Cat 2 (Sport) Women 40-49 TBD
15 Cat 2 (Sport) Women 50+ TBD
16 Clydesdale 200+ Men TBD
17 Fat Bike TBD
18 Cat 3 (Novice) Junior Men 10-13 TBD
19 Cat 3 (Novice) Junior Men 14-18 TBD
20 Cat 3 (Novice) Junior Women 10-13 TBD
21 Cat 3 (Novice) Junior Women 14-18 TBD
22 Cat 3 (Novice) Men 19-39 TBD
23 Cat 3 (Novice) Men 40+ TBD
24 Cat 3 (Novice) Women 19-39 TBD
25 Cat 3 (Novice) Women 40+ TBD

REGISTRATION

  • $45
  • Registration coming early March on OBRA.org
  • Number plate pick-up and in-person registration at Webcyclery, Friday May 12, 5 – 7PM
  • On-Site Day of Race from 8 – 9:45AM

 


Race Courses Explained:

  • Short Track races are re-used as “The Stadium”
  • 2017 will have three distances for the XC Race for Beginner, Sport and Expert.
  • We are working to eliminate or improve the LAP LANE to reduce confusion.

 

 



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