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Bear Springs Trap


All, I'm pleased to announce that the classic and epic Bear Springs Trap XC is ON!

Sunday, May 12. 2024

The snow situation is the best it's been in years, and the weather looks great from here forward. Even better, the trails that were closed due to multiple fires since 2020 are now open -- and some have been re-built and restored. This includes the Upper Rim Rock Trail, too. :)

Weather for race weekend looks GREAT. Expect dry conditions and a high in the  70s. Best bet is to check the Pine Grove, OR forecast, but the venue is a zone all to its own! (Do NOT check Gov't Camp weather -- it's irrelevant.)

Online pre-registration opened Monday 4/29 and remains open until 5pm on Saturday, May 11. Cost is $50 except for Juniors, which is $20. (Add $10 for day-of, which is cash- or check-only and closes at 10:00am.) See categories and more course information below.

Registration link is here. A valid OBRA annual or day license is required.

This year we'll have two race courses: the "Epic XC" long course and the "Big XC" standard course (GPS Files for BOTH courses are here! pick the right one).

The Epic XC race is ~27 miles and nearly identical to the Elite / Cat 1 course of 2019. The Epic XC race starts at 10:30am.

The Big CX is ~20 miles and the same as the Sport / Cat 2 course of many former races. The Big XC is just after at 10:32am.

Last, we'll offer a non-competitive category this year.

The "Fun Ride"  Riders can follow the Epic XC or just the Big XC. (But they will skip the 4 mile start loop that both courses share.) The Fun Ride starts at 10:02am.

As a reminder, the Epic XC course includes the extra "Keeps Mill" and "Rim Rock" loops. Each loop is a simple "polyp" that departs from and then re-enters the Big XC course, at its respective location.

Categories will be the same for "Open" and "Women" in the Epic XC race and Big XC race: 15-18; 19-39; 40-49; 50-59; & 60+. Custom medals by Maple XO for top-3 in each category.

The top-overall finishers for each race will be awarded medals with cash and-or prizes.

Please note that our permit does NOT allow for e-bikes, this year.

It's been a real effort to resurrect this event! I'm thankful for your interest, patience, and understanding. -Erik

Driving Directions: From Portland, take Hwy 26 east toward Maupin, then take Hwy 216; turn left / north just after MP 2 on FS-2130 toward Clear Creek Crossing CG; and follow to staging area.

This event is produced by Hurricane Racing & Team S&M, and is operated in conjunction with the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  This event operates under a special uses permit with the Mt. Hood National Forest, USDA, Forest Service.

Special thanks to: Hurricane Racing, Sellwood Cycle Repair, Team S&M, Maple XO, Skratch Labs, New Belgium, US Forest Service, and OBRA.