An overnight ride in MTB mecca Bend, Oregon, allows participants to ride a full 24 or 12 hours through the night. The laps are 11 miles long with 900 feet of elevation, including single-track and double-track. Registration has many options to ride alone or build teams of up to 10 people. Teams can also have themes to make this overnight ride with friends or strangers something to remember. Oregon 24/12 is produced by Mudslinger Events and is the third leg of the Oregon XC Series, six premier Oregon MTB events spanning April to September. Everything starts at Wanoga Snow Park, where camping accommodations are provided with the event. Coffee, food, and technical assistance will also be available to keep all riders prepared throughout the night. Note that those who prefer cement over dirt camping options need to contact the event directly following registration; details are provided in the registration steps. Since this is an all-night event, it is recommended that riders buy or rent bikes or headlamps, or custom socks, which are also available to purchase within registration.
The course starts and finishes at Wanoga Snow Park, several miles from downtown Bend, Oregon, but there are multiple locations close to the campground for food, lodging, and other activities. These restaurant recommendations also include lodging options for those who do not want to camp. The Row, Cabin 22, and full Mount Bachelor experience at The Mountain.
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 Northwest’s best mountain bike and gravel race events. The Oregon XC Series includes Mudslinger XC, Sisters Stampede, Oregon 24/12, High Cascades 100, and Ring of Fire.
Mudslinger also produces 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 interested in participating can register for each event separately or benefit from the OTC Series Pass, which includes price discounts, bike accessories, and prizes associated with the timed-event awards.