For Racers

This year’s CCC is set to kick off the summer season here in beautiful Central Oregon. After an extraordinarily heavy, late winter snowfall, this year’s five-day event will feature beautiful snow-capped peaks in the high country and some late-spring activities down in town.

A few of the highlights:

Prepare to get dirty. The 2019 CCC will feature its first-ever roubaix style opening stage to kick off the weekend, featuring one of the favorite local gravel routes outside of Bend in the Tumalo Circuit Race. Likewise, the familiar Cascade Lakes RR on the flanks of Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort will also find its way through a short gravel section to add some flair to this familiar high mountain road stage.

An all-new road race. Step One to getting stoked: Google “Painted Hills Oregon”. Just east of Prineville, this longtime-favorite, early season route of local cyclists will take racers out to the arid desert environment of Eastern Oregon. Too hot in July, the CCC has historically reserved this area for the shorter Crooked River Time Trial of years past. With cooler May temperatures, desert blooms, and breath-taking climbs, racers will quickly understand why the Painted Hills lollipop is a go-to for local cyclists.

Who’s a Good Dog? This exciting new prologue stage will take place between The Loge and the Deschutes National Forest Visitors’ Center, about 5 km up the hill. This race will be Merckx style, with equipment restrictions on any component that is not mass-start legal.

Sul Fiume Cycling Festival. This entirely new venue overlooking the Deschutes River will feature a full-scale cycling festival in tandem with the beloved criterium racing action. This change will feature more engaging terrain to mix up the most exciting, close-quarters racing action of the weekend. In the middle of it all, we’ll be featuring live music and a cycling expo to showcase many great products in the cycling industry. We’re stoked about this new addition because it creates a far more inclusive, all-encompassing race atmosphere for the community at large.

If you haven’t already, view the full race profile and course descriptions on our website andreserve your place on the start line!

As new owners of the event the Cascade Cycling Classic Youth Foundation, anewly formed not-for-profit, is dedicated to supporting the sport through epic events like the CCC. In addition, the Foundation is committed to further developing cycling programs for children and teens that promote community engagement, cycling safety, and both recreational & competitive cycling opportunities. You can support the CCCYF now by registering for the CCC, by liking us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and by sharing this email with friends, family and fellow cyclists.

You can reach out to me directly with any questions at bart@cccyouthfoundation.org and I will do my best to respond to you within 24 hours.

Thank you for your support! See you in May!

Bart Bowen
Race Director
Cascade Cycling Classic
225 NE Lafayette Ave
Bend OR 97701
541.241.8862