Date: Apr 02, 2022
Location: Blodgett, Oregon
Region: Northwest - Oregon
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The Mudslinger XC is one of the oldest running mountain bike races in the Northwest! Having been run since 1987, the Mudslinger brings back a vintage atmosphere to Mountain Biking and cross country racing. Hundreds of riders from all over Oregon and the greater Northwest culminate on Blodgett Oregon for a season starter of sorts at the start of April. Mudslinger XC is produced by Mudslinger Events, known in the Northwest for their full roster of premiere mountain biking, gravel, and a mix service events.
There are two route options for the XC race; one is the Short Loop at 10 miles with 1,600 feet of climbing and the Long Loop with 17 miles and 2,766 feet of climbing. Not a lot has changed in the 40-odd years of the race’s existence with broth courses exploring the Pacific Northwest logging heritage with fantastic old school logging roads with 30% single track. The race organizers recommended a beefy front tire because every year the rain percentage for the race is 40%. The race costs 55 dollars with a discount for younger riders. There is a full spread of event categories that range from ranked cateogories (cat 1-4) and the usual suspect “fun” categories such as single speed and fat tire.
Mudslinger Events was formed by Michael Ripley, an enthusiastic mountain biker who grew up in Eugene, Oregon. The organization brings people together to explore the gorgeous outdoor areas of Oregon. Having been run since 1987, Mudslinger Events brings back a vintage atmosphere to Mountain Biking and cross country racing. They organize some of the best mountain bike and gravel race events in the entire United States all taking place in the Northwest. The full Oregon XC Series includes Mudslinger XC, Sisters Stampede, Oregon 24/12, High Cascades 100, and Ring of Fire.
Mudslinger also produces the The Oregon Triple Crown Series, a series of 5 premiere gravel and mixes surface events: Oregon Coast Gravel Epic, West Coast Gravel, Oregon Gran Fondo, Sasquatch Duro, and Takelma Gravel Grinder. People interesting in participating can register for each event separately or benefit from the OTC Series Pass that includes price discounts, bike accessories, and prizes associated with the timed-event awards.