Racing: “Best Of Both” Race Will Have Mountain Bikers Competing Against Road and Gravel Riders

“Best Of Both”

Race Will Have Mountain Bikers Competing Against Road and Gravel Riders

Bend, Oregon, June 19–20

Race promoter Dominic Phipps is holding a competition near Bend, Oregon, on June 19th and 20th that will have road, mountain and gravel bikers racing against each other. On Saturday, they will race on a three-section course. One section consists of 52 miles of paved roads; another section offers 17 miles of gravel and dual-track dirt; and the third section has 18 miles of singletrack.

Racers can enter as individuals or teams, with both men’s and women’s categories. Riders can take on the whole course on one bike—road, mountain or gravel—in a division called “Single Steed” or change bikes for the different sections. This race will take place on Saturday, June 19th.

Only 50 men and 50 women are allowed in the Single Steed races on Saturday. The riders can use only one bike in the race. Another 50 men and 50 women are allowed in the Transition Races on Saturday, which will let riders change bikes for the different stages.

The Team Relays will have two or three riders per team, with a total of 100 team-relay riders allowed to race in this category on Saturday.

A shorter recovery race, the Mixed Surface Showdown, will be held on Sunday. The 27-mile course will offer road, gravel and singletrack sections. Racers can use any kind of non-motorized bike they want, but they can only use one bike in the race.

For more information go to www.racethebestofboth.com.


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