June 1, 2019 A huge departure from the Downtown Bend criterium that the CCC has long featured as its showcase stage for the weekend, an entirely new venue overlooking the Deschutes River will allow us to host a full-scale cycling festival in tandem with the criterium racing action. This change will feature more engaging terrain to mix up the most exciting, close quarters racing action of the weekend, plus an all-new Strider Adventure Zone for the kiddos and a separate group ride start for all on some of our favorite gravel roads outside of Bend.
The all new High School Grand Prix will also be featured on this day, running “Little 500” style on a part of the closed criterium race course. And in the middle of it all, we’ll be featuring live music and a cycling expo to showcase some of the many great new products in the cycling industry and in the region. We’re excited for a far more inclusive, all-encompassing race atmosphere that this venue will provide.