May 30, 2019 A brand new course for the Classic, this iconic Central Oregon route is a longtime favorite of Bend locals. Taking racers just east of Prineville, this route will pass through Mitchell, OR before dropping down into the John Day River Canyon. One of the hilliest loops around, riders should be prepared for some concentrated climbing and potentially high early season temperatures owing to the highly exposed terrain that is characteristic of the eastern portion of the state. Ever heard of the Painted Hills? A quick Google Images search will tell you everything you need to know about the breathtaking beauty of the staging area for this one.
Pro Women (Start Ochoco Divide Sno Park)
Pro Men (Start Ochoco Ranger Station)