2019 NEWS & UPDATES
Sun 07/01 - Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to race, volunteer and cheer at what turned out to be another fun and epic edition, topped off with some fantastic weather and some stellar race action. A special congratulations to the 94 racers (including 42 master riders and 4 singlespeed racers) who opted for the full-meal deal and toughed it out solo for 6 hours.
Results have been posted on the OBRA site.
A major shout to our wonderful sponsors Sellwood Cycle Repair, Nossa Familia Coffee, Dave's Killer Bread, and Sierra Nevada Brewing for their generous support, and to all our volunteers - and everyone at Skibowl - for helping us make it all happen!
Next year will mark our 11th edition - already mark your calendar: Sunday June 28, 2020! - and, of course, we hope to see you all back, as well as anyone who - for whatever reason - missed out on the fun this year!
Click on thumbnails below for full -size shots (on slower internet connections, it might take a few to render at full resolution).
All photos courtesy of Martin Tichy and Portland Racing.
Sat 06/29 - Online registration is now closed, but you can still register to race on-site at Skibowl, either today (Sat from 4 to 6pm) or tomorrow (Sun from 7 to 8:30am).
And if you are among the first 40 racers to register on Sunday, you will still receive a cool racer glass and a classy finisher tag!
Fri 06/28 - Attention, racers! TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER ONLINE, get your name added to the call-up list, receive a cool racer glass and finisher tag, a sample pack of delicious Nossa Familia Coffee, and save time and money on race day!
Right now, our preliminary start list features 215 racers who have signed up across the 11 race categories (including 5 master categories and one co-ed category) racers get to choose from on Sunday.
The weather forecast for Sunday still looks excellent for 6 hours of racing: clear skies, no rain, and temps starting out at 59F (at 10am) and topping off at 68F by 3pm!
Wed 06/26 - We are just 4 days away from the 10th edition of the Six Hours of Mount Hood and online registrations keep pouring in. There is still time (until Friday) to register online, get your name added to the start list, and save time and money on Sunday! And if you hurry and are among the next 45 racers to sign up, you will receive a cool racer glass, a classy finisher tag, and a sample pack of Nossa Familia coffee!
Sat 06/22 - We are at race day minus 8 days, so time for a shout to the 193 racers who already registered to race next week, including 85 racers who will race the 6 Hours of Mt Hood for the very first time!
Judging by these numbers, it looks like we might be on track to break last year’s attendance record of 278 racers, but we’ll need some more folks to get off the fence and commit to come out next week and join the fun!
More good news:
We were able to push the cut-off for the personalized race plates with another 2 days! So, if you register by end-of-day tomorrow (Sunday June 23), you will not only save $10 on race day, but also get to race with a personalized race plate, featuring your name and team name!
We still have quite a few racer glasses & finisher tags left for the next 60 racers who sign up. So don’t wait around and register today to get in on all the goodies!
Finally, we’re starting to get a better picture of the weather for the coming week and into next weekend. According to the Dark Sky 7-day forecast, cooler temps should persist through Friday with a chance of some drizzles between Tuesday and Thursday (which would be awesome, as it will help keep the course nicely packed and in great shape).
Then, on Saturday, things are expected to warm up again and we should get served the perfect racing weather on Sunday: no rain in the forecast and temps in the mid 50s in the morning, rising to mid-to-upper 60s by mid-afternoon.
We likely will start out with overcast skies, but the typical weather pattern this time of the year is for clouds to burn off as the day progresses, so we’re confident that we will be able to host the post-race shindig and podiums - as usual - in sunny conditions and with a clear view of the mountain!
Thu 06/20 - Wow! Registrations have been coming in strong this past week. Check out the call-up list with the 150+ racers who have already signed up to race! More great news: we were able to extend the deadline for the personalized race plates with an extra 2 days. In other words, if you pre-register online by tomorrow (Friday June 21), you will not only save $10 on race day, but also get to race with a personalized race plate, featuring your name and team name!
In addition, the first 250 racers to pre-register will receive a very cool racer glass (this year we opted for a very unique “tall boy” can design!) and a classy finisher tag.
Wed 06/12 - Still time to pre-register online and take advantage of our early-bird registration rates! The first 250 racers to pre-register will receive a very cool racer glass (this year we opted for a very unique “tall boy” can design!) and a classy finisher tag. And if you register by Wednesday June 19, you will get to race with a personalized race plate, featuring your name and team name!
Wed 04/24 - Join us on Sunday June 30 for the tenth edition of the Six Hours of Mt Hood , Oregon's marquee Mountain Bike Endurance & Relay Race, presented by Sellwood Cycle Repair!
Come race - as a two-person team or solo - with hundreds of other mountain bike enthusiasts, for six hours straight, on a fun and varied loop at the Skibowl Mt Resort (in Government Camp, OR).
The 5.5-mile course (6.8 miles for solo racers) features plenty of smooth-rolling, twisty singletrack trails through beautiful forests. The estimated elevation gain per lap is about 850' (1,100' for solo riders). Each lap, racers will get treated on great views of Mt Hood, a fully-stocked aid station, free mechanical support, non-stop race announcing & music, and a ton of cheers from their fellow racers.
On Sunday morning, before the race, we'll serve free coffee and hot Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats. At the end of the event, racers will enjoy a free post-race chili meal, $1 beers, and a free entry in our post-race raffle.
The start/finish area is at Skibowl West, next to the main parking lot (right off Highway 26), so you'll have easy access to your car throughout the day.