Mt. Hood Classic offers toughest race yet

Back for a 5th year, the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic presented by Full Sail Brewing is looking forward...

Back for a 5th year, the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic presented by Full Sail Brewing is looking forward to another great event on May 29-June 3rd. Due to the difficult nature of the event, which has professional as well as amateur fields, USA Cycling has upped the ranking of the event on the NRC calendar this year, making it one of the highest points values in the series.

Also being increased is the overall prize purse, which will be almost $30,000, to go along with the increased distance and climbing the riders will face. The pro men's field will cover 380 miles of racing and 30,000 feet of climbing over six stages, while the women will face 280 miles of racing and 25,000 feet of climbing.

In addition to the Pro 1-2 Men's and Women's categories, the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic will also host category 3, category 4, and master's men as well as category 3-4 women. For more information including new course maps and descriptions go to www.mthoodcyclingclassic.com.

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