I'm thinking of signing up for a stage race up there. I'm not a climber by any means so I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into.
CRIT: Downtown Bend, OR.
RR: Cascade Lakes Highway up to Mt. Bachelor before turning south on Forest Service Roads that travel around Crane Prairie Reservoir Elk Lake and the infamous Sparks Lake climb before finishing at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.
CR: do loops of northwest Bend around Awbrey Butte
The RR sounds bad! Anything that finishes at a ski resort has gotta be bad. I'm just wondering how bad.
The CR probably has a nice climb or two as well but again, how bad?
Anybody familiar with this area? Anybody done this race?