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2024 OBRA Cross Country Mountain Bike State Championship

May 18, 2024

Silver Falls State Park, Howard Creek

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We are excited to announce that the Silver Falls XC Mountain Bike Race will be race #4 in the 2024 Oregon XC Series! 


On Hwy 214 Follow Signs to Overnight Camping, follow approximately 0.7 and turn left towards horse camps, 0.10 turn left into the Howard Creek parking area, follow signage to race parking.  On Google Maps, the start area is marked "Buck Mountain Trail".  

Carpooling is always suggested; however, each car will need to purchase an Oregon Parks and Recreation parking pass at kiosk on the way into the race staging area or display an annual Oregon Parks and Recreation parking pass.

Overflow parking will be at the South Falls Day Use Area, approximatly 1.4 miles from the start/finish staging area.

GPS:  44.865103, -122.642306 




Long Course:  29.1 miles, 3,691' ascent

Medium Course:  20.5 miles, 2,522' ascent

Short Course:  11.3 miles, 1,329' ascent

See Categories section for specific categories in each course length.

Distances and Ascent calculated using Ride with

Course Description:

The Silver Falls XC Mountain Bike Race features a course that takes racers out 1.2 miles on the Howard Creek Loop, up Smith Creek Trail, Buck Mountain Loop and Lost Creek Trail before reaching the top of the featured trail, the Catamount.  After descending the Catamount Trail racers will then go down Rabbit Hole at which point short course racers will head back to the start/finish area via Howard Creek Loop and medium and long course racers will head back up Smith Creek Trail for one and two more laps, respectively, before they too head to the finish via Howard Creek Loop.



May 18, 2024

Revised for 2024

8:30am -10:30am Day of Registration and Packet Pick-Up

11:00am - Wave 1 Start:  Long Course

11:15am - Wave 2 Start:  Medium Course

11:30am - Wave 3 Start:  Short Course

No mass racer meeting is scheduled for 2024.

Race start times subject to change, any changes will be posted and communicated to registered participants via email.



Long Course:

Elite Women

Elite Men

Cat 1 Women 19+

Cat 1 Men 19-44

Cat 1 Men 45+

Singlespeed Women

Singlespeed Men

Medium Course:

Cat 1 Junior Women

Cat 2 Women 14-18

Cat 2 Women 19-39

Cat 2 Women 40-49

Cat 2 Women 50+

Cat 1 Junior Men

Cat 2 Men 14-18

Cat 2 Men 19-39

Cat 2 Men 40-49

Cat 2 Men 50-59

Cat 2 Men 60+

Clydesdale 200+

Short Course:

Cat 3 Women 19-39

Cat 3 Women 40-49

Cat 3 Women 50-59

Cat 3 Women 60-69

Cat 3 Women 70+

Cat 3 Men 9-13

Cat 3 Men 14-18

Cat 3 Men 19-39

Cat 3 Men 40-49

Cat 3 Men 50-59

Cat 3 Men 60-69

Cat 3 Men 70+

Cat 3 Women 9-13

Cat Women 14-18

Per Oregon XC Series and OBRA guidelines, due to the reciprocal agreement between OBRA and USA Cycling Cat 1 Juniors will stage with Cat 2 14-18 on the Medium Course to allow for national ranking points from USA Cycling.

Singlespeed categories will remain on the long course due to Oregon XC Series requirements.

Event organizer reserves the right to shorten course distances based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to weather and course conditions.

OBRA Championship Categories

OBRA State Championship Categories are as follows:


Elite Men

Singlespeed Men

Clydesdale 200+

09-12 Men

13-14 Men

15-16 Men

17-18 Men

19-29 Men

30-39 Men

40-49 Men

50-59 Men

60-69 Men

70+ Men


Elite Women

Singlespeed Women

Athena 160+

09-12 Women

13-14 Women

15-16 Women

17-18 Women

19-29 Women

30-39 Women

40-49 Women

50-59 Women

60-69 Women

70+ Women

To Qualify for OBRA State Championship, participants must be OBRA annual license holders, single day license holders do not qualify.

Click the Button Below for a comparison of Oregon XC Series to OBRA State Championship Categories:


Race Fees:

Online Registration is Now Closed

We have registration space available and day of race registration will be Saturday morning between 8:30-10:30.

Day of Race:  Adults $65.00

                       Juniors $35.00 - Age Graded 9-18 Categories

Day of Race Registration will close at on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 10:30am.

Day of Race Registration fees can be paid onsite via cash or credit card.

OBRA and the organizers of this race do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the race. The costs related to those injuries are the responsibility of the individual participant. 

Current OBRA License will be required to participate.  Single day licenses will be available on-site the day of the race for $5.00 each.  


For 2024 in addition to poduim awards for the top 3 in each category, Capitol Velo will also be awarding $1,000.00 in cash prizes distributed to the 3 fastest men and women on the long course.

  • 1st - $250.00

  • 2nd - $175.00

  • 3rd - $75.00

Additional OBRA State Championship prizes will be awarded by OBRA.

Salem Area Trail Alliance:

A portion of race proceeds will be donated to the Salem Area Trail Alliance (SATA), as this race wouldn’t be possible without dedication and efforts SATA puts into building and maintaining the trail network within the park.  For more information about SATA, please visit


Events like the Silver Falls XC Mountain Bike Race require a small army of volunteers to pull off.  All labor for this event is volunteer, all proceeds are supporting Capitol Velo Cycling and the Salem Area Trail Alliance! 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 2024 Silver Falls XC, but sign-ups are now closed.


Contact the race organizer via email at

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