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CDC Round 1


May 20-21, 2023 | Hood River, OR

Sign your waivers online! This saves a lot of time during check in. Fill out one waiver for each racer in your family. Youth waivers must be signed by a parent or guardian (no coaches or family friends.) A signed waiver is required to receive a timing chip and number plate. Youth who do not have a waiver signed by their parent will not be allowed to race, no exceptions.

Youth Waiver 



PARKING Follow Kingsley Road towards  the Kingsley Reservoir Staging Area parking lot. Parking will be along Kingsley Road prior to the venue and parking attendants will be on hand to direct. 

  • Parking is limited, carpooling highly recommended.

  • All Racers are required to have a Hood River Parking Permit to park your vehicle. Follow the QR code to purchase an annual ($30) or day ($5) pass prior to race weekend.



🐶 We love our dogs of Cascadia, but please note no dogs are allowed on course at any time, and all dogs must be on leash at the race venue. Please be a responsible pet owner and pick up after them - don't leave poop bags in the woods!


FOOD + WATER - Bring more than you think you'll need! Plan to carry at least 50 ounces  of water on you at all times while riding, plus carb and protein rich snacks to have on hand throughout the day. The aid station on course is not intended to be your sole support, it's intended for water top-offs and  food to supplement you. Proper preparation goes a long way in preventing emergencies on race day.

HELMETS / BODY PROTECTION Helmets must be worn at all times while on course, on both the transfers and race stages. If you're pedaling you must have your helmet securely fastened or risk disqualification. A full face helmet is highly suggested, but not mandatory. Additional body protection to consider are gloves, knee pads, eye protection, neck braces, chest protection, elbow guards, etc.

COURSE MAP Download the Trailforks App to your mobile device with updated regional maps including the event course links released on Wednesday evening of race week; if you do not have a mobile write down the course details with stage names and order to carry with you during the event, found in the race guide or on the information board in the main venue.​

TRASH - Pack it in, pack it out. Please help us keep the forest clean while we're guests at the race venue. 
TOOLS - Pack a small tool kit with puncture repair kit + multi tool for on the fly trailside repairs
- Consider a basic first aid kit with sunscreen, bug spray and bandaids to take care of the bites, burns, stings and things. A waterproof jacket, emergency blanket and whistle area all good ideas too!


Friday, May 12 Waitlist closes at 11:59 PM - any spots that open in the final week before the event will be announced on our social media feeds and available to anyone looking for a last minute entry into the race
Wednesday, May 17 Course announced by 9 PM on our website and social media feeds

Friday, May 19 Course marked  by 2pm  for unsanctioned practice, including Sunday youth race courses​; There is NO SHUTTLING permitted at Post Canyon on race weekend (Friday-Sunday). Only racers in the E-bike category are allowed to practice on E-bike. It's grounds for disqualification if anyone not racing in the E-Bike category ride E-bike for any portion of practice. Sunday youth racers who can't make the Friday practice are welcome to practice Saturday AFTER the race. Please check in with us at the race venue to make sure the course is cleared. If the podiums are underway, everyone is back in and you're free to start pedaling up. Again, no shuttling is permitted at Post Canyon Friday through Sunday for this event.

Friday 3-6 PM Pickup your race packet after practice in the event venue.

Friday/Saturday post practice and race Meet us at the Kickstand for a cold pint with IronHorse Horse brewing and some last minute gear gets at EVO. $3 of every pint sold at kickstand goes to the HRats Trail Association. at 



Pro/ Expert/ Sport/ hardtail/ E-Bike


Sport Youth



Pro/Expert, Hard Tail Open, E-Bike, Sport 19+, Beginner 19+

7:00 AM Venue opens  

7:30 AM Packet pickup starts in the venue 
8:45 AM Mandatory racer briefing
8:55 AM Racer call ups start (call up schedule TBA)

9:00 AM First wave off

1:00 PM Food truck opens
4:30 PM Podium awards

0900 - Pro Men

0905 - Pro Women

0915 - Expert Men 19-29, Open MORE!
0925 - Expert Men 30-39

0935 - Expert Men 40-49
0945 - Expert Men 50+, Hard Tail, E-Bike Open Men

0955 - All Expert Women + E-Bike Open Women

1000 - Sport E-Bike Men

1005 - Sport Men 19-29

1015 - Sport Men 30-39

1025 - Sport Men 40-49

1035 - Sport Men 50+

1045 - All Sport Women + Sport E-Bike Women

1055 - All Beginner Women, Men, MORE!

The call up location is in the race venue – meet there at least 10 minutes before your call up time for roll call. ⚠️ Every racer will be checked to make sure they make they go out at their assigned time - any racer not present at their call up will be disqualified. There are absolutely NO early starts or going out with a different category without prior permission from the race director. 

RACE DAY 2: May 21

Junior Expert , Junior Sport, Youth Beginner 

7:00 AM Venue opens  

7:30 AM Packet pickup starts in the venue 
8:45 AM Mandatory racer briefing
8:55 AM Racer call ups start (call up schedule TBA)

9:00 AM First wave off

1:00 PM Food truck opens
3:30 PM Podium awards

0900 - Jr Expert Boys 17-18

0910 - Jr Expert Boys 15-16

0915 - Jr Expert Boys 13-14
0925 - All Jr Expert Girls 

0930 - Jr Sport Boys 17-18
0940 - Jr Sport Boys 15-16

0945 - Jr Sport Boys 13-14

0950 - Jr Sport Boys 12 and under

1000 - All Jr Sport Girls

1010- Youth Beginner Girls + Boys

*Podiums awards are within 20 minutes of last rider turning in their timing chip; time is approximate and subject to change.

Medals 5 deep for all categories. Pro Purse Payout 3 Deep at $500, $250, $100 with equal payouts for men and women.

Must be present on podium to receive payouts and awards.

Complete at least four CDC races in the same category (3 races for youth and E-bike racers*) to be eligible for CDC Series Overall points and awards.

*E-Bike racers earn series points at CDC Post Canyon and North Slope Enduros.


Limited camping at Kingsley Reservoir, first come first serve.

Dispersed camping is allowed at Post Canyon, Hood River County

Tucker Park Campground

Hood River Golf Course


Kickstand Coffee

Dirty Finger Bikes

Local Shop Support

Evo Hood River

Dirty Finger Bikes


It's every racer's responsibility to read the rulebook prior to racing. If we

haven't mentioned it here in the race guide, it's probably in the rulebook:




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