13th Annual Cascade Chainbreaker

The good folks over at WebCyclery have sent along details for next month’s upcoming Cascade Chainbreaker mountain bike race:

WebCyclery will again be the sole sponsor/promoter of the 13th Annual Cascade Chainbreaker Mountain Bike Race, which will be held in Bend on Sunday, May 9, 2010.  The Chainbreaker, which features cross-country racing for riders of various skill levels, typically attracts more than 300 mountain bikers from Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Northern California.  It will be one of the largest mountain bike races in Oregon this year and it will allow riders to experience some of Bend’s best springtime riding.  The course is laid out on private timberland west of Bend owned by Fidelity National Timber. The Deschutes Land Trust is working to purchase this property and create a community forest so that it remains publicly accessible while still being protected from development.  Access to the race and pre-ride is provided through the cooperation of Fidelity National Timber and the Deschutes Land Trust and will allow contestants to experience some of the rustic remains of early 1900’s logging camps and tremendous Central Oregon scenery and terrain.  More information on the race can be found at http://www.webcyclery.com/pages.php?pageid=55

Competitors can register online before May 4th for $27 + $1 service charge for non-beginners, $20 for adult beginners + $1 service charge, and $10 for Juniors 18 & under + $1 service charge. Tandem teams are $37 + $1 service charge for online registration.  After May 4th, on-line registration is $32 + $1 service charge. The day of the race it’s $37.  Packet pickup will be Saturday, May 8th at WebCyclery (550 SW Industrial Way, Ste 20).

A portion of each registration fee will be donated to the Deschutes Basin Land Trust, whose mission  is to work cooperatively with landowners to conserve land for wildlife, scenic views and local communities.

You might remember that WebCyclery also puts on the Firecracker 100 ride on the 4th of July.