On June 22nd, 2019, the central Oregon mountain town of Bend, welcomes bike riders with a diverse range of skill and experience levels to compete in the most unique and original bike race held on US Soil. Staging at the Wanoga snowpark on the lower slopes of Mount Bachelor, the Best of Both combines 62-miles of epic paved roads, and 23-miles of famed, Bend, single-track, into one stunning 85-mile race course.
Our separate Men's and Women’s “Open Solo” categories present the ultimate test of fitness and endurance. Riders traverse both sections of the course, with a bike switch encouraged at a transition point in the event village. Our Team Relay challenges teams of two to split the workload - one rider tackles the road course, handing off to a teammate that slays it on the trails. And for those who prefer to take their time, ride in a group, and take in the beautiful scenery of this mountainous region, our fully supported challenge ride facilitates a more leisurely pace with feed stations and mechanical support to ensure that nobody gets left behind.
With equal purse and prize structures for the Men and Women's fields, and a host of new age group divisions in all categories, the Best of Both offers a unique a rewarding cycling challenge to people of all ages and ability. Join us on June 22nd at Wanoga as we bring the on and off-road bike riding communities together and ask the question .. Who's the best of both?