The Mt Hood Cycling Classic is coming to the Columbia River Gorge June 8-10. The race features stages through the Gorge, the Upper Hood River Valley, and the Mt Hood National Forest and has been described by experienced international racers as some of the most beautiful they’ve ever ridden.
This event is not just for those that are racing. Spectators are given an opportunity to see the action first hand. Food, fun and music greet those who come to watch the action. Spectators have an opportunity to see some of the best racing in the Northwest as the riders compete for one of the richest prize purses around. The time trials give onlookers an opportunity to see just how fast and aerodynamic the riders can be.
The criterium seems to be a definite crowd favorite. The race will be conducted in the twilight hours on Saturday. Spectators are able to get to within inches of the riders as they lean into the corners at break neck speeds. Thrills chills and some monster spills will keep the crowd glued to the action
Stage 4 of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic, cruises in front of the Old Parkdale Inn on Sunday, June 10. The Hood River Criterium, Stage 3, is Saturday and with two room available Saturday night its the perfect combination for a getaway and some exciting race viewing.