Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

Raucous Bike Race Draws 100's on Central Oregon Coast

Published 05/09/2016 at 8:11 AM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

(Newport, Oregon) – If rushing around in mud at high speeds is your thing – or just watching it happen - then one bike race this weekend on the central Oregon coast is your ticket. Newport hosts the 2016 Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race on May 14, a now-annual event that continues to turn heads in the sports world with its wild courses.

The Coast Hill Classic Mountain Bike Race happens around Newport's South Beach, in a winding, 11-mile course that begins at the Oregon Coast Community College. Beginners complete one lap, while more experienced riders do two laps that equal 23 miles.

Riders will zip along trails with gorgeous ocean views, through meadows, a gnarly single track section, some steep downhill runs and killer climbs. This year’s course will be different from years past as new trails have been added. Riders will get all of the same great views, but also race by ponds, through old farmsteads, and on rolling single track.

It is sure to be a muddy course, said organizer Michael Cavanaugh: a rugged and rambunctious run that now draws hundreds of participants and almost as many onlookers and supporters.

This year’s race has been entered into the Oregon Off Road Series and is ranked number four - and it's the first time the race has been held on a Saturday.

The City of Newport Parks & Recreation is partnering with Bike Newport to put on the event. Proceeds will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center, which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of programs. Bike Newport, the Newport News-times and other local volunteers are volunteering alongside staff from the Newport Parks and Recreation Department for this old race that is formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial.

Race day registration will open at 8:30am and close 20 minutes before the start of each group. There are nine separate groups, with the first race of the adult divisions starting at 10 a.m. The Grommet Race (kids 8-12) will begin at 9 a.m. This division races 2.5 miles.

The awards ceremony happens approximately 1:30 pm. There is a raffle with prizes held immediately after the awards ceremony (open to participants only).

There will be a pre-ride at 2 pm on Saturday May 13 for anyone who wants to preview the course. Exact race times and registration information is available at http://www.coasthillsclassic.com/, including the opportunity to register online until May 11. 541-265-9917. Oregon Coast Lodgings for this event - Where to eat - Map and Virtual Tour

More about Newport below and at the Newport, Oregon Virtual Tour, Map.








 

More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, saut�ed scallops.
Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss
Pacific City, Oregon

 


 


Coastal Spotlight

LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

New Online TV Show Features Central Oregon Coast: Lincoln City's Culinary Center
The town's cooking hotspot is now the center of a show called Beachside Bites
Warm Spell for Oregon Coast, Portland Continues; Beach Hazard for S. Coast
Coastal beaches will be in the 60s, sometimes close to 70 degrees. Weather
Oregon Coast Virtual Tours
Deep details of Astoria, Warrenton, Gearhart, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Bay City, Oceanside, Pacific City, Netarts, Neskowin, Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Newport, South Beach, Waldport, Seal Rock, Yachats, Florence
Nehalem Bay Lodgings; Wheeler, Nehalem, Motels, Hotels
Updated weekly: lodgings in Nehalem Bay, Wheeler, lodging, motels, inns, lodging deals
Cannon Beach Hotels, Lodging, Motels - N. Oregon Coast
Updated weekly: hotels in Cannon Beach, Arch Cape, lodging, motels, inns, lodging deals
Seaside Oregon Coast Hotels, Lodging
Updated weekly: hotels in Seaside, lodging, motels, inns, lodging deals
Oregon Coast Vacation Rentals, Vacation Homes
Astoria rentals, Gearhart rentals, Seaside rentals, Cannon Beach rentals, Manzanita rentals, Rockaway Beach rentals, Bay City rentals, Oceanside rentals, Pacific City rentals, Neskowin rentals, Lincoln City rentals, Gleneden Beach rentals, Depoe Bay rentals, Newport rentals, Waldport rentals, Yachats rentals
Comprehensive Oregon Coast Lodging Guide - Large List
Large list of lodgings w/ photos from Oceanside, Pacific City, Yachats, Newport, Lincoln City, Rockaway Beach, Manzanita, Wheeler, Arch Cape, Depoe Bay, Seaside, Cannon Beach

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details