Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on March 31st, 2009 at 7:12 pm
On Sunday April 5th, Portland Racing is bringing the Oregon MTB Series close to town with the third edition of the Horning’s Hustle Mountain Bike Classic.
This early-season mountain bike race will be held at Horning’s Hideout, located in the forested foothills just outside North Plains (only a 35′ drive from downtown Portland).
More something like a MTB circuit race than a traditional XC MTB race, riders will do multiple laps on a 5 mile course featuring a lot of up and downs over fire roads, primitive cat tracks, some single track descents and grassy pastures. Add to the mix a couple of “huckable” logs, a creek crossing (featuring a bridge of sorts) and a clover leaf course lay-out, and you know you’re in for a lot of fun. Check out this year’s course map (and last year’s course map) to get a rough idea of what we are talking about!
The compact course should make for a spectator-friendly race, so bring your friends and families. Like in previous years, we will also have live music, hot food, a free post-race beer for all racers 21+ and – if needed – a bonfire to keep everyone warm. In good tradition, we’ll close the day with awards and we’ll raffle off a bunch of cool prizes.
So dust off your bike, start hitting the trail, and join us on Sunday April 5th to kick off the season in style!