Hood River offers some of the most challenging terrain on the West Coast and the views are some of the best in the world!
The Hood River race is the second event of both the Oregon Enduro Series and the North American Enduro Tour. Hood River’s amazing variety of terrain is a perfect start to the season. This challenging two day event will offer multiple stages on both days. The trails in Post Canyon FLOW naturally through the steep rolling hills between the north side of Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. The trails are challenging with STEEP and TECHNICAL rocky sections.The expo area and home base for the event is at the bottom of the Post Canyon trail network just a few miles outside of town. The area is a scenic wonderland of natural beauty in every season. In addition to being the windsurfing capital of the world, Hood River offers kite boarding and stand-up paddle boarding, mountain and road biking, hiking, whitewater kayaking and rafting, fishing, and world-class skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.
There will be three (3) Stages on Saturday. On Saturday, racers will take a shuttle to Kingsley pedal to the start of the first stage and finish the day in the Expo Area.
There are four (4) Stages on Sunday for a total of seven (7) Race Stages. On Sunday, racers take a shuttle to Binn’s Hill staging area and pedal to the start of Sunday…Stage #4.Stage #2 will be the BELL SUPER STAGE where the fastest Amateur Male and fastest Female will receive a BELL Transfer 9.
A Start List will be posted at Packet Pick Up for Saturday. Sunday’s start list will be posted for Saturday by 7pm… it will be in reverse order of slowest to fastest.
The Expo Area is a few miles west of town on Post Canyon Drive. There will very limited camping in the Expo on a first come basis. There is also camping available at Kingsley Reservoir Park at the top of trail network…click here
Friday, June 19th
8am – 7pm:
Practice Shuttles Provided by Hood River AdventuresOne ride $10 or $15 for the day. Pay in the Expo shuttle pick up area or the driver.
3pm – 6pm:
Race Packet Pick Up at Dirty Fingers.
Saturday, June 20th
Stages #1, #2, #3
Last Minute Number Plate Pick Up at Expo Registration 8am – Riders Meeting (not mandatory)
Shuttles Start Loading in Expo Area
Race starts with Pros first then next fastest categories
Lunch and Ninkasi Beer is served
Sunday, June 21st
Stages #4, #5, #6, #7
Shuttles start loading at Expo Area
Race Starts in reverse order.
Lunch and Ninkasi Beer is served
Awards and Raffle
Expo Area From Hood River; take Country Club Road almost 2 miles west (the road to Country Club Rd has changed…look for Mt Adams Ave. next to the Yamaha dealership, that road becomes Country Club Rd), then take a right on Post Canyon Drive. The Expo area is about 0.2 miles west on Post Canyon Drive.
Hood River is located just off Interstate 84, exits 62-64. (I-84 runs the length of the Gorge and provides easy driving access to points both east and west). Across the river in Washington State, SR 14 also follows the river and offers access to small local communities as well as the Mt. Adams Wilderness Area, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and the scenic area around Troutlake, WA. To reach Hood River from SR 14, take the Hood River toll bridge ($1 each direction) at milepost 65 just before Bingen, WA.Google Maps
Commercial air travel flies into Portland International Airport (PDX), just off I-84 and less than an hour by car from Hood River. An easy-to-navigate airport, PDX hosts a wide range of domestic and international airlines and of national car rentals and shuttle services. Locally, Hood River Airport (Ken Jernstedt Airfield) is a basic utility, stage II airport, and welcomes single-engine and small twin-engine planes, whether for personal or business purposes. A local fixed-base operator supplies fuel, pilot supplies, and a flight-planning computer terminal.
Register For The Hood River Event Now
This is a two day NAET race // June 20th & 21st
*Registration closes, Thursday, June 18th at 8pm. Sign up now!