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Ashland Spring Thaw 2017

May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - May 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm


In its 26th year the Ashland Spring Thaw 2017 edition is one of the longest running mountain bike festivals in Oregon. After such a momentous winter this mountain bike race is the perfect way to get ready for the upcoming summer. This event features a Cross Country Race on Saturday that utilizes some of the finest single tracks in Southern Oregon with over 4,000 feet of climbing and descending for the elite and expert riders. The event starts on Saturday with–conditions permitting –the 2060 XC loop and the Kid’s Race. It continues on Sunday with a Downhill race starting up at 4 Corners.

Ashland Spring Thaw 2017 – Event Schedule

Saturday – May 20th

8:00 am – Registration starts and will continue till 20 minutes before race start
10:10 am – Cross country short course race starts from the Top of Lithia Park, near the swimming reservoir followed by long course XC race for All Elite/Expert(Cat 1)/
10:15 am – Singlespeed Race starts
10:20 am – Cross country long course race start for All Sport(Cat 2)

Sunday – May 21st

8:00 am – Registration is open from 8 am to 9:30am – Top of Lithia Park
10:30 – First rider goes off at 10:30am sharp (1 minute intervals). Using this order

  1. All Juniors boys and girls (boys first)
  2. All Women in order beginner, sport, expert and pro
  3. All beginner men starting with oldest
  4. All sport men starting with oldest
  5. All expert men starting with oldest
  6. All pro men



May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am
May 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm