The Mt Hood Cycling Classic is coming to the Columbia River Gorge June 2nd-5th. The race features stages through the Gorge, the Upper Hood River Valley, and the Mt Hood National Forest and has been described by experienced international racers as some of the most beautiful they’ve ever ridden.
This event is not just for those that are racing. Spectators are given an opportunity to see the action first hand. Food, fun and music greet those who come to watch the action. Spectators have an opportunity to see some of the best racing in the Northwest as the riders compete for one of the richest prize purses around. The time trials give onlookers an opportunity to see just how fast and aerodynamic the riders can be.
The criterium seems to be a definite crowd favorite. The race will be conducted in the twilight hours on Saturday. Spectators are able to get to within inches of the riders as they lean into the corners at break neck speeds. Thrills chills and some monster spills will keep the crowd glued to the action
The Columbia River Gorge and Hood River hotels fill up fast as 500 riders begin registration. Make your reservation at one of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast inns in area surrounding Mt Hood, come up enjoy the race and the Columbia River Gorge.