Echo, Oregon. A small town that opens it’s arms once a year to the first mountain bike race of the season. The third annual Echo Red to Red was held and saw 435 racers showed up to race. Matt and I raced the long course and enjoyed every mile of it.
We showed up Friday night to a full campsite tending to a nice fire and made some new friends. The next morning we woke up to perfect weather.
At eleven, when the race started the weather was perfect. It stayed that way till shortly after it ended and the heavens opened up a couple times. Luckily I made it back to camp in time to set up the pop-tent before it got too nasty.
Soon after the rain stopped we were treated with a full on double rainbow that lasted for at least twenty minutes. Not soon after, Shane brought us a keg and the locals followed. The rest of the night turned into a blur which I thankfully emerged from unscathed.
Sunday morning wasn’t as easy for some folks, but we managed to get a ride in before heading home.
The river trail and climb up the bluff was a great way to end a weekend. Next year will be even better.