15, 24 or 32 Miles

Starting and ending in Echo, Oregon

Echo Red 2 Red XC

The Race

 

The 2014 race season is upon us!


Welcome to our 6th year.  In 2009, we started with 175 racers.  In 2013, there were 548 racers registered.  We would not be surprised if we grow to over 600!  The Sunday Poker Ride was added in 2012.


We are the first mountain bike (MTB) event of 2013, an Oregon Bicycle Racing Association (OBRA) sanctioned race, and the largest one-day MTB race in the Pacific NW.  The race showcases the unique Eastern Oregon desert terrain and MTB trail system near historic Echo, Oregon.  The course is 70% single track and starts on the corner of Main and Dupont streets in historic Echo, Oregon.  

March 1, 2014

 

The trail system in Echo began in 2004, and has beed developed and expanded over the years to what it is today.  The main trail system is open year-round to the public and is (mostly) mapped.  Trails that exist through the vineyard, and along the cliffs and river are NOT open to the public, are not mapped, and we do not have permission to map them.


All of the trails are located on private property, owned by Lloyd and Lois Piercy and Echo West Ranch & Vineyard.  The Piercy’s are also the owners and operators of Sno Road Winery, a key sponsor of the Echo Red 2 Red.  Please respect private property and leave trails better than you found them.  Also, please be aware that the trails are used for cycling, hiking and running, and there may be livestock within the perimeters of the main trail system.  At no time are horses or motorized vehicles allowed on the trails.


You are welcome to ride the main trail system, of which maps are located both at the trailhead and on the wall in Echo Bike & Board


The Echo Red 2 Red is ran and supported by the Echo Hills Trail Builders, a non-profit group responsible for maintaining and building the trails used for this race.  Proceeds from this race have gone to the Kiwanis Club of Echo’s scholarship fund, and most recently, helped the Hermiston, Echo, and Umatilla Masonic Lodges purchase 27 bikes for their 2013-2014 ‘Bikes for Books’ program to encourage reading in 1st through 6th grade students.


We hope you can be a part of our 2014 event.  We will update the website as the details unfold. 


If you have questions, please contact us.


Shayne Myers         541-571-8018

Stephanie Myers     541-289-2444

Echo Bike & Board  541-376-8500  W-F 12-6pm   Saturday 10-6pm

echored2redxc@hotmail.com