|The Ben Eder Memorial |
COAST HILLS CLASSIC MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
Put on by and benefiting the Newport High School National Honor Society and Mountain Bike Club
Part of the 2002 Trek/Volkswagen Oregon Off-Road Series
SUNDAY, MAY 19th, 2002 NEWPORT, OREGON
A FUN AND INTERESTING COURSE FOR ALL LEVELS OF RIDERS. SPECTACULAR VIEWS ALONG THE ROLLING GRAVEL AND DIRT ROAD CLIMBS COMBINED WITH FAST, TECHNICAL SINGLETRACK DESCENTS. *Proceeds benefit the scholarships and activities of the Newport High School National Honor Society and Mountain Bike Club*
This is the 7th annual Coast Hills Classic, renamed this year in honor of co-founder Ben Eder, who was lost at sea this past December in a crabbing accident. As a sophomore at NHS and a member of the Mountain Bike Club, Ben began the race with a number of his classmates and his family has been involved as volunteers and sponsors in every one of our races. This years event honors the memory of this outstanding and deeply missed young man.
SANCTIONED BY OBRA (The Oregon Bicycle Racing Association)
NORBA licenses not honored!
$4000 Total Prize List!!! Over $2000 merchandise/gift certificates for Beg/Sport and $1000 cash for Pro/Experts. Additional prizes to the Fastest Overall Pro/Expert Man and Woman!
CATEGORY: DISTANCE: START-TIME: PRE-REG FEE*: DAY OF REG FEE:
SPORT............................18 miles..........10:15 a.m..........$25/$10(jr).....$35/$12(jr)
BEGINNER......................10 miles..........10:30 a.m..........$20/$10(jr).....$20/$12(jr)
FUN FOR THE KIDS: 1/2 mile kids race for ages 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10! 1:30 p.m. start. There is no entry fee. Kids registration at the event beginning at 12 noon. Prizes (from Shimano), goody bag, and t-shirt (courtesy of Georgia-Pacific) for ALL participants!!!
*Pre-registration is strongly encouraged! There is a 300 rider field limit! However, that being said the fields of the last 3 yrs have been 180-250, so dont let the limit scare you away! If you decide to race day-of, there shouldnt be a problem so come experience one of the best mountain bike races in the state!
*PRE-REGISTRATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY MAY 13th*
Race day registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and CLOSES 20 minutes before each start. You can also register the day before (and pay only a $5 late fee <except Beg class no late fee>), Saturday May 18th from 12-4 p.m. at The Bike Shop, 223 NW Nye Street in Newport. Course will be marked for pre-ride after 1 p.m. on Saturday.
START/FINISH AND REGISTRATION LOCATION:
Newport is located due west from Corvallis, OR. From I-5 North or South, take State Highway 20 West. Start/Finish is at Mike Miller Educational Park, about two miles south of the Newport Yaquina Bay Bridge on US Hwy 101, watch for the sign. There is NO PARKING for racers in the park, but there will be parking in several nearby lots, so watch for parking attendants and signs to direct you. Overnight camping available nearby at South Beach State Park. PLEASE TRY TO CAR POOL as parking is limited! Please be VERY CAREFUL crossing the busy, tourist-laden Highway 101! Course will be marked for pre-riding after 1 p.m. Saturday.
ATTENTION: High School Mountain Bikers! We have a long history of supporting you!!! The Coast Hills Classic serves as the final event in the inaugural 5-race High School Mountain Bike Challenge.
THANKS TO THE SPONSORS OF OUR RACE & THE 2002 OREGON OFF-ROAD SERIES:
F/V Michelle Ann
Acordia of Oregon, Inc.
Toby Murry Toyota
Animal Medical Care
Lincoln County Family YMCA
Clif Bar/Clif Shot
KCRF Rocks the Classic!
Newport Parks & Recreation
The Bike Shop
Safeway Food & Drug
Rental Service Corporation/Prime Equipment
River City Bicycles
Paolo F. Ciani, DDS
West Coast Bank
Big Bears Gym
Mike Clark Contractors
The Wood Gallery
JC Thriftway Market
KCRF (Rocks the Coast Hills Classic!)
Wilderness Trail Bikes
Oregon Trails Adventure Vacations
Animal Medical Care
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Newport Chamber of Commerce
Oceana Natural Foods Co-op
Ocean House Bed & Breakfast
Sand Castle Dolls & Toys
Safeway Food & Drug
Pacific Tire & Brake
Carquest Auto Parts
The Chalet Restaurant
*Most of the course is on private land, and we operate with the generosity, cooperationand support of the following landowners: Will Emery/Double E Northwest, City of Newport, Boise Cascade, Simpson Timber, David Brewer, Paul Barber, Lincoln County Roads Dept, Jack and Judy Selich, and the Parker Family Trust. We have an EXCELLENT track record for respectful land use. Continuing this tradition will allow our event to happen again!
Special thanks to the following contributors: Amy Campbell, Race medical staff (Drs. Andrew and Doherty Gilchrist, M.D.), Pacific West Ambulance, Newport High School (staff, students, and facilities), Warren & Rita Jordan, Bob Voice of the Cubs Spangler (providing live race coverage on KNPT radio), Jim Perry and the Newport Community Trail Maintenance Crew
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dave Campbell, ph. (541)574-0327 evenings or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, send information below* (or use a Trek/VW Oregon Series form) along with appropriate fees from schedule above (checks to NHS Mtn. Bike Club) to:
Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race
ATTN: Dave Campbell
c/o Newport HS
322 NE Eads Street
Newport, OR 97365
Membership available on race day at registration for $5.00 one-day (temporary paper plate) or annual for $15.00. OBRA Membership FREE to riders under 18! Annual fee includes season-long plastic number plate and subscription to "Oregon Cycling" as well as points tracking for Best All-around Rider and Oregon Off Road Series. Day of race number rental: $1. DO NOT SEND OBRA FEES WITH PRE-REGISTRATION!
*NECESSARY REGISTRATION INFORMATION (You may use this form, a standard OBRA entry form or 2002 Trek/VW Oregon Off-Road Series Race Registration Form):
Age Group on 12/31/00:
KIDS RACE: 9-10____7-8____6 and Under____
AWESOME T-Shirt w/ NHS students front and back design ($13 extra) size:
M___L___XL___ (Please remember proceeds benefit the scholarships & activities
Of both NHS clubs that put on the race!)
* Or check here if you are going to purchase
membership at the race__________
Who to notify in case of an emergency:
Phone # ________________________
*All riders will still need sign a waiver at registration/check-in*