2014_B2B_RK-27.jpg
2014_B2B_RK-27.jpg

The Finish


NEWS

SCROLL DOWN

The Finish


NEWS

 

Press Release

5.31.2016

Get Blitzed June 16 at Tetherow!

Bend, Ore. - The Blitz, presented by Deschutes Brewery, returns June 16 for more action-packed mountain bike fun! The best racers in the country compete on a course that starts at Wanoga Sno-Park and winds down several of Central Oregon’s best single-track trails. The 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, racers will down a pint of their favorite beer and then arm wrestle for final glory! The finish line party features beer from Deschutes Brewery and Silvermoon Brewing, a BBQ by The Row, bike demos, and other vendors. The event finishes with the ever-popular arm wrestling championships by Giant Bicycles. Twenty thousand dollars in prize money is on the line for the seventh annual Blitz.

“We are excited that the Blitz is back at Tetherow again for year seven,” says event founder Erik Eastland. “Last year’s race was the biggest yet! We expect 2016 to be even bigger with a new jump that will surely blow your mind.”

The finish line party is free and open to all ages. The race and finish line party kick off at 5 pm, and the celebration continues until 10 pm. From there, revelers move to the after party at The Row.


Press Release

3.19.2015

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 better than ever.