Trans-Cascadia Shines Light On Oakridge Cycling Focus
An average daily ascent of 4000 feet over four days of competition may not appeal to a lot of us who want to get out for a day in the woods, but for the adventure-seeking mountain bikers TRANS-CASCADIA 2016 gets the juices flowing. Hosted in Oakridge for the second consecutive year, Trans-Cascadia features more than 20 race stages and 100 competitors. All 100 race positions filled within one hour for the September 29 kick-off to the four-day event! Making this event more than just another bike race is its trail stewardship component. In April, Trans-Cascadia, Shimano and Santa Cruz Bikes combined forces to host a trail rehab work party. The public can play a role in furthering the stewardship program through the Ten for Trails raffle. A $10 donation enters you in a raffle for a custom Santa Cruz-Shimano XTR bike, but more importantly the proceeds are dedicated to the Trans-Cascadia trail rehabilitation program with 10 percent going to the trail advocacy program selected by the raffle winner.