For 2020 we are Happy to announce that a portion of every entry fee will be donated to the Ashland DEVO program and Rogue Valley Mt. Bike Association (RVMBA).
The idea for Ashland DEVO was born in 2017, rising from the clear need for more local youth-oriented opportunities in mountain biking. It’s no secret that today’s generation of children are facing serious threats to their health and well-being due to a myriad of factors. Access to unhealthy food, excess screen time, and living in a world of instant gratification has created a culture that significantly impedes the development of problem solving skills and resiliency needed to overcome real challenges in life. Good things come from hard work, and never has this been more important than in the present.
Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association (“RVMBA”), a chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association “IMBA“, is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit whose mission is to support and advance the interests of all Southern Oregon mountain bikers.
RVMBA was formed to protect and expand trail opportunities for mountain bikers in the Southern Oregon area, including Ashland, Talent, Medford, Grants Pass and Jacksonville. Whether you are an adrenaline seeking gravity rider, or recreational trail cyclist, we have come together in the spirit of unity to seek additional opportunities for all riding disciplines.
Ashland, Oregon’s Spring Thaw Mountain Bike Festival will be in its 29th year for 2020! It is one of the biggest and longest standing mountain bike events in Oregon’s rich history of racing. It features a Cross Country Race that utilizes some of the finest single tracks in Southern Oregon with over 4,000 feet of climbing and descending for the elite and expert riders.