The Blitz gets new course and finish line festival


Bend, Ore. – The Blitz (formally known as Blitz to the Barrel) is announcing a new course and finish line experience. The new course will start at Wanoga Sno-Park and wind down several of Central Oregon’s best single track trails, as it has in the past. The new bottom quarter of the race course will include the always popular Big Air jump at Tetherow; from there the racers will loop around the neighborhoods and trails surrounding Skyline Ranch Road before coming back and finishing at Tetherow.

At Tetherow the racers will down a pint of their favorite beer and then arm wrestle for final glory! The new finish line area will include a mini beer festival featuring some of Central Oregon’s best breweries, a BBQ by The Row, bike demos and other activities.

“We are excited that The Blitz is now taking place exclusively at Tetherow,” says event founder Erik Eastland. “With the finish happening at the golf club, no one will miss a second of the race and all the festivities.”

Eastland and his team are currently in the process of inviting all the racers and Event Theory is currently booking sponsors. With the new race format and location at Tetherow, everyone involved is confident The Blitz will be a better than ever.

The Blitz will take place June 11, 2015. For additional information, contact Lee Perry. New website coming soon!

Contact: Lee Perry


About The Blitz:

The Blitz pro mountain bike race features the 40 best men and women riders in the nation.

The Blitz is more than just a race though. It is a spectacular competition featuring five competitions: First through the Hole, Big Air, Fastest on Pavement, First to the Finish and Arm Wrestling. The finish line festival features bike demos, BBQ and a mini beer fest.