Presented by Bike Newport
Media Sponsor: Newport Newstimes
Date: May 4th 2014
Newport is bringing mountain bike racing back to the Oregon coast!
We have an awesome course designed with gorgeous ocean views, meadows, sick down hill, gnarly single track, killer climbs, and what's sure to be a wet & muddy course!
This event is brought to life by a public-private partnership in the true spirit of community. Bike Newport, the Newport News-times and other local volunteers are volunteering alongside staff from the Newport Parks and Recreation Department to breath new life into this old race, formerly known as the Ben Eder Memorial.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the youth programs scholarship fund at the Newport Recreation Center. Which allows children from economically disadvantaged households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic programs.
The distances listed for the course are approximate, with at least one section of course that may or may not be used dependent on weather. The course is mainly on private property and accessible by written permit only outside of race day. There will be a pre-ride at 2:00pm on Saturday May 3rd for anyone who wants to preview the course.
|Day of Reg fee|
Elite/Cat 1 Men
|Elite/Cat 1 Women||20 miles||10:02am||$30||$40|
|Singlespeed Men & Women||20 miles||10:04am||$30||$40|
|Cat 2 men||20 miles||10:06am||$30||$40|
|Cat 2 Women||20 miles||10:08am||$30||$40|
|Cat 3 Men||10 Miles||10:12am||$30||$40|
|Cat 3 Women||10 Miles||10:14am||$30||$40|
Prizes (for catagories doing 2 laps only)
1st Place Men's $499
1st Place Woman $499
2nd Place Men's $ 200
2nd Place Women's 200
3rd Place Men's $ 100
3rd Place Women's $100
Hot Lap men's $100
Hot Lap Women's $100
First in Lincoln County Men $100
First in Lincoln County Women $100
Participants will also get the chance to enter a drawing for some GREAT gear.
Registration for 2014 is not yet open.
Packet Pick-up/ Pre-race party
Race day registration
Race day registration will open at 8:30am and close 20 minutes before the start of each group.
We our registration and staging area will be located in the Oregon Coast Community College parking lot.
If you are heading south from Newport on 101 take a left on 40th street. You will then follow the road round and take a right into the community college parking lot. (400 Southeast College Way South Beach, OR 97366). Please beware of bad directions from internet map services, the college is a new building and some maps have been sending people to the city wastewater plant. (making that mistake would stink)
Kids race will be held once most finishers have crossed the line.
Awards Ceremony (aprox. 1:30pm).
Raffle featuring some fantastic prizes will be held immediately after the awards ceremony (open to participants only).
Bike wash available at Wilder Dog Park.
Medical Support onsite by the Newport Fire Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s department search and Rescue.
Ben Eder was the co-founder of the original race in 1996, and his family and friends were involved with the original race as volunteers and sponsors for many years. He was tragically lost at sea in a crabbing accident a number of years ago. Even though this is a new event we want to celebrate its origins and the people who made it happen, including Ben Eder.
Big thank you to Dave Campbell and others for allowing us to use the name “Coast Hills Classic” and for all their help getting us started. Also this race crosses land that is predominantly privately owned, so a big thanks to Will Emery, Spike Jones, and Hancock Timber Resource Group, and the Oregon Coast Community College.
Newport Parks and Recreation - Sports - (541)-574-5453