Be Covid prepared
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I need to do to be prepared for the Echo Red 2 Red?
Ride. It doesn’t matter if you ride your road bike or trails, you need to ride. You also need to make sure your bike is ready. Don’t come with an old, stretched out chain or tires that will ‘last long enough for one more race.’ We have lots of riders that don’t finish because their chain breaks. We recommend sticking a spare master link in your pocket. If you run tubeless tires, make sure your Stan’s (or other sealant) is not dried out. If you run tubes, be sure you know how to change your own flat, and bring at least one (1) tube, and your pump/CO2 cartridge.
How do I dress for the Echo Red 2 Red?
The weather can be freezing with rain or 65 and sunny or snowing or pedal-down-hill windy. Bring clothes for ALL weather types.
Tell me about food.
Eat before you ride. If you don’t, you will bonk. It may also be a good idea to take a gel or bar with you. And I don’t care who you are, take water.
How do I know what category to enter i.e. Cat 1, 2, 3 or Beginner?
Cat 1 is generally referred to as ‘Expert.’ Cat 2 is for those who are regular trail riders and can ride continuously for 2-3 hours at a steady pace. Cat 3 is for the rest of us who can ride 20 miles, but we have to take a quick break here and there.
I’m a Cat 3 rider. Your 24-mile course sounds long. Will I be able to do it?
Most likely! The first 3.5 miles of the race is on the road and is easy rolling hills. Then you will do just about 17 miles of trail, before you do the 3.5 miles back to town on the same roads. Almost everyone did our race in under 3 hours in 2012. If 24 miles is too long, consider the Cat 3 short course: 12+/- miles (7 on the road).
I don't live in Oregon. Do I need a license to race?
Yes. Whether you live in Oregon or not, you will be required to purchase (for Saturday’s race only) a one-day license for $5 junior only $2, show proof of your current OBRA annual license (must say 2021 on it!) or purchase a new/renewed OBRA license at the race. USAC licenses will not work here. One day licenses may be purchased at the race or using our online registration. If you plan on racing 4 or more times in the state of Oregon, we suggest purchasing an OBRA annual license at the race or with OBRA.org. The online with registration for this race.
If you have a current 2021 OBRA license, you MUST show either the license or your OBRA receipt at the race or there will be a $5 ‘I Forgot My License’ fee.
Do you have a course map or elevation profile?
Has your question not been answered?
Email or Call Brian Cimmiyotti 541-371-3303
RIDER RECOMMENDATIONS BEFORE ATTENDING A CYCLING EVENT
Know how COVID-19 spreads
Know the symptoms of COVID-19
Don’t travel if you are sick or are with someone who is sick
TRAVELING TO & ATTENDING EVENT
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (or alcohol based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)
Avoid close contact with others (maintain 6’ social distancing)
Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others
Cover coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect everything
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
Bring all necessary liquids and foods to be able to provide for yourself.
Please utilize our drop bag location for your supplies at each event. We will deliver and bring this bag back after the event to be sanitized. Extra gloves, food, whatever as long as it is a hard shell small cooler or zip lock baggie.
Always have a face covering on while in the venue or riding around not on course. A buff works well to pull up at times for on course.
Be self sufficient with hydration packs, tools and a face covering for anytime in the venue area or stagging with social distancing.
No High Fives, Hugs or fist bumping until the vaccine is out and about. A thumbs up will do just fine!
When finishing keep rolling after a brief water refill.
Please remember that anytime behind a rider or 2.5 bike lengths(15 ft) to have a buff available for your own personal use as you see fit and when safe to pull up. Leading rider is to yield when safe to do so.
THINGS TO KNOW
All riders must wear a helmet when on a bike.
No refunds. Don’t hurt yourself. Plan.
If you do not bring your OBRA license or proof you have renewed it, you will be charged a $5 ‘Forgotten License’ Fee (same goes for out-of-state riders).
If you’re riding on paved road, you have to follow traffic laws and stay on your side of the road.
Our trail system is on private land. Do not litter and be respectful of private property.
If you utilize the trailhead camping, you are responsible for cleaning before you leave. There will be outhouses available.
NO FIRES OUTSIDE OF THE DESIGNATED FIRE PIT AT THE TRAILHEAD. PERIOD.