2017


Chainbreaker Race Series

Established 1996

Results Update 5/14/17

Final XC Race results are posted here, if you have any corrections please email Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org.

Thank you for coming out to race bikes with us!

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 and a Course Preview 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.

These events are fundraisers for the Bend Endurance Academy.

Sponsored by:

  • Kendall Auto
  • WebCyclery
  • The Center
  • Deschutes Brewery

Thank you to the landowners:

  • Todd Taylor
  • Summ Up Llc
  • Tumalo Irrigation District
  • Whitefish Cascade Forest Resource

Prizes provided by:

  • WebCyclery
  • Bendistillery

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)

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

  • SIGN UP HERE
  • Work 4 or more hours and receive your entry for free! Talk to Bill for more details.

CONTACT

Bill Warburton
Bill@bendenduranceacademy.org
541.335.1346

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Full Race Information below the Gallery

 

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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

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

Course Map

 

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

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

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

  • Adult Pre-Register $45
    • Online until Friday 5/12/17 at 7:00PM
    • In-person at WebCyclery Friday 5/12/17, 5 – 7:00PM
  • Juniors $20

2017 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, food for purchase from East Meets West Fusion, free beer from Deschutes Brewery and awards on-site.

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

Courses change every year based on trail conditions in the burned and logged areas.

Long COURSE: Everyone except Age-Group Juniors and Cat3 / Beginners

  • Wave Starts
  • Under 27 Miles
  • Less than 2000 feet of climbing
  • Marked with PINK signs with BLACK Arrows
  • SEE MAP BELOW

Short COURSE: Age Group Juniors and Category 3 / Novice / Beginners

  • Wave Starts
  • Under 15 miles
  • Less than 1000 feet of climbing
  • Marked with WHITE signs with BLACK arrows
  • SEE MAP BELOW

KIDS RACES

  • Free Kid’s Races on 1KM Loop
  • Time TBD
  • Register on-site by signing waiver
  • Marked with YELLOW signs and BLACK arrows

CATEGORIES and START TIMES

REGISTRATION

  • $45 Adult, $20 Junior
  • Registration at OBRA.org
  • Number plate pick-up and in-person registration at Webcyclery, Friday May 12, 5 – 7PM
  • On-Site Day of Race from 8:00 – 10:00AM – CASH or CHECK preferred (card reader doesn’t always work in the woods)

May 13 XC Race Courses

Long COURSE: Everyone except Age-Group Juniors and Cat3 / Beginners

Short COURSE: Age Group Juniors and Category 3 / Novice / Beginners

  • Wave Starts
  • Under 15 miles
  • Less than 1000 feet of climbing
  • Marked with WHITE signs with BLACK arrows
  • Printable Map JPG