2014 Updates & Changes


The Cascade Cream Puff returns to the first weekend of August in 2014. Official Race Day is Saturday, August 2. Many thanks to those who filled our surveys or provided feedback after last year's event - we've made some changes via numerous requests. Registration and mandatory Rider's Meeting has been moved to Friday, August 1 - time and location TBD. We hope this will give our participants more time to enjoy local festivities and trails, and ease the travel time home on Sunday. The course will again feature a 50 and 100 mile option this year, and the award ceremonies will be split, with the CCP50 taking place earlier in the day. We have also dropped entry fees to make the event more accessible: CCP100 is $125 / CCP50 is $99 for anyone who signs up before April 15, 2014. So save yourself a few bucks, and get registered early. Whether you are an aspiring athlete, or a professional endorphin junkie, CCP is opening the door for more participants to compete on some of the finest singletrack in the Pacific Northwest.

Please check out some of the fantastic camping and lodging facilities in the area. Our local lodging partners, Westfir Lodge, Oakridge Lodge & Guest House, Oakridge Motel and the Double Diamond Lodge for special discounts available for CCP participants.

For camping options, please check with Willamette National Forest for Middle Fork District campgrounds.

Need any last minute adjustments on your trusty steed? Did you forget your helmet? Need extra tubes? Stop by the Willamette Mountain Mercantile, also known as the Oakridge Bike Shop. Staffed by experienced outdoor experts, trail guides, and bicycle mechanics, WMM is also a terrific resource for information about camping, trail conditions, and anything local outdoors. Prepare ahead of time and visit them online or call 541-782-1800.



Registration is Easy!


Using our new online registration is super easy and quick! Payment is accepted through PayPal, and if you don’t have an account, you can pay as a guest using a major credit card. Registration is limited, so make the commitment to get fit, and sign up today!

Course Information


If you're a returning rider, you know what to expect - and this ain't your Gramma's Sunday roll! The Cascade Cream Puff was established in 1997 to introduce mountain bike enthusiasts to some of the most pristine (and toughest) singletrack wilderness trail systems in the Pacific Northwest on the Willamette Middle Fork Ranger District, in the National Forest. The race originally featured a different course each year, highlighting what is now known as the "Alpine Trail System", extending from the rural center of Westfir-Oakridge. The race is staged at the City of Westfir's Community Portal Park, across the Office Bridge (aka: Red Covered Bridge).

Riders will START the course at the Red Covered Bridge (Aid Station #1) and up the N. Fork Road to 1910, entering the N. Fork Trail to 1912, where they will climb past Windy Pass (Aid Station #2) to Kate's Cut-in (Aid Station #3) and up North Alpine, completing the loop back to Kate's on 1912 and down through Windy Pass again. From there, riders will enter the lower Alpine trail, the Tire Mountain intersection, climb through the meadow and descend to Cloverpatch, climbing out to the gravel road inter at FS5826 to FS130 (Aid Station #4). From here, riders will enter the new Cloverpatch-Tie trail extension, climbing to Buckhead Shelter, and follow Alpine proper down to FS5821 to Sunset Avenue through Hemlock and the Mill Site back to the Westfir Portal (again, Aid Station #1). Each lap is approximately 50 miles, featuring almost 9,000 feet climbing elevation.

Please see the course map for more information. Click to view in a new window or right click to download.

If you would like to view the course as a flyover 3D image: download Google Earth, and open up the attached .kmz file by clicking to view or right click to download.

One of our locals finally caught the whole course on her GPS as a training ride and we tracked her down so we could share it with all of you who have been asking... so far, this is the most complete GPS track we have on file: http://connect.garmin.com/course/4345281 - please see the map and KMZ files if you want to view an overview on Google Earth.

Please remember, the race course is subject to change without advance notice. Though we won't send you off track too far, things beyond our control do happen.


Aid Station Support


As always, and by tradition, part of the Cascade Cream Puff experience is about the Aid Stations... yes, expect to be cheered, heckled, and above all, encouraged and supported with a variety of great food and drink options. You might even have your shoulders rubbed! This year, we're making our Aid Station support crews even more enticed to lend some excitement to the with our CCP Aid Station Competition! Each aid station is supported by a local non-profit - The Disciples of Dirt, Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards,Kiwanis, and Lane County Search & Rescue. This year, we're encouraging everyone to go big and create a unique experience for our riders. Riders can cast their votes at the finish line for the best Aid Station, and winners will earn a cash donation for their non-profit AND a coveted hand-made trophy. Note: Cash donations will vary by winner, but ALL Aid Stations will receive a donation for their efforts!

But not to worry, we haven't forgotten the basics. Each Aid Station will be equipped with a First Aid Kit and a variety of gels, chews, bars, electrolyte drink, water (of course), fruit and other quick energy edibles. Lane County Search & Rescue will be providing medics and emergency assistance, and mechanics will be available at Aid Stations #1 & #2.

Strava Cascade Cream Puff Cycling Club (Westfir, OR)


We are continuing to update our site as we confirm more information, but be assured, Cascade Cream Puff will be better than ever this year, and we hope to keep you –our friends, fans and riders– motivated and encouraged to get on your bikes and ride! Please consider joining our Strava-based Cascade Cream Puff cycling club, get connected to other “Puffers” for training rides, and challenge yourself (and others) to keep riding! We’ll be posting more information about group rides, special prize competitions as the club grows.


Support Trails!


Starting in March, our Trail Manager, Derrick Bell, will be leading volunteer trail crew efforts to benefit local trails. Work parties will be posted on both the CCP Facebook page and our new blog. Also, if you haven’t considered joining an Oakridge area supporting IMBA chapter, please visit our supporting chapters below to find out how you can get involved in year-round stewardship opportunities, trail access and getting more youth on bikes, and on trails. Click below for more details.

       

The Cascade Cream Puff, LLC operates under a special use permit with Willamette National Forest, and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.


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