Do you like very lean, hunched-over people in bug-eyed glasses and plastic helmets and form-fitting logo-emblazoned Lycra?
Then you’ll love the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic.
What was that?
Uh, one of the riders, whizzing past, heading downhill or uphill or around the block. It’s hard to keep track of the action, but that’s the fun of it for spectators during the multi-day event.
It all starts with the 85-mile Columbia Hills Road Race south and east of The Dalles on Friday, June 8.
Then, on Saturday, June 9, riders tackle 18 miles of the historic Columbia Gorge Highway between The Dalles and Hood River. And, later that day in downtown Hood River, riders lap the block containing Full Sail Brewing during the action-packed criterium.
They’re not done, yet. It all wraps up on Sunday, June 10, with the 91-mile (for men) Three Summits Road Race. Action starts at Cooper Spur Mountain Resort.
Oh, one more thing. The Classic welcomes volunteers. Interested? You could work crowd control at the Criterium and keep people from getting flattened by bikers like those in this photo …
Or you could work driving in the Peloton, or staff one of the aid stations and push fluids at steaming cyclists, or help with parking or setup or … well, contact volunteeer coordinator Moria Reynolds by e-mail, or phone 541-400-9510.