Cascade Challenge Race Report

There was lots of uncertainty (and high AQI readings) surrounding Race #2 – Cascade Challenge leading up to the event.  Even the pre-ride was cancelled due to the high AQI the night before and many of us were wondering if we made a weekend trip up to Bend just to see the Central Cascades in the haze. But we all woke up to a clear, crisp morning and the riders were ready to ride. The racers pushed themselves hard at this challenging course and had a blast.  There were some mechanicals that we’ll need to address, but overall the Vultures soared high. We had many podiums:

  • 1st place Dylan Kuhl (7th grade boys) 
  • 1st Place Isa Culver (8th grade girls)
  • 2nd place Owen Kuhl (Freshman boys)
  • 3rd place Piper Cohee (6th grade girls) 
  • 3rd place Jade Savage (7th grade girls)
  • 3rd place Paige Cohee (8th grade girls)
  • 5th place Grant Heeter (6th grade boys)
  • 5th place Bella Harrison (6th grade girls)
  • 5th place Claudia Stadtmueller (7th grade girls)
  • 5th place Ossie Dunn (Freshman boys)

Newport Race Report

Our Middle and High School race team, Rogue Composite, saw 27 racers compete in multiple categories. The course was a mix of steep fire road climbs and singletrack mixed with roots and loam. There were several tricky, punchy climbs that riders needed to use their pumping and bike body separation to overcome. A crowd favorite was the Magic Carpet downhill zone where hecklers lined up to see riders flow over a section of rollers and root jumps.
13 riders lined up for their first ever NICA race, and our team saw the most female participants ever as 6 fast girls took to the course.
Some riders fought through mechanicals such as dropped chains, lost pivot bolts (uh oh!) and a loose axle. Some riders pushed harder than they had ever before, and some finished saying they could have left a little more out there.
A big congrats to all our podium finishers listed below:
6th Grade Girls
Piper Cohee, 3rd Place
Bella Harrison, 4th Place
7th Grade Girls
Claudia Stadtmueller, 4th Place
Jade Savage, 5th Place
8th Grade Girls
Isa Culver, 1st Place
Paige Cohee, 2nd Place
7th Grade Boys
Dylan Kuhl, 5th Place
Freshman Boys
Owen Kuhl, 3rd Place
Sophomore Boys
Jade Rohde, 1st Place
JV Boys
Malachi Minter, 5th place
In addition, we had several top 10 finishes in some of the larger fields.
We saw some great examples of teamwork and camaraderie, including one rider who said, “everyone was passing me, and I was just yelling great job to everyone,” with a big smile on his face. That’s what it’s all about!
Race #2 is at Mt. Bachelor in 2 weeks for some high alpine racing.

Rainy Clinic Day

Fall Clinic #2