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Mar 27th 2019, 05:55 PM   #1
  May 2016

Registration for 2019 Bol d'Oregon open!

We're pleased to announce the 5th-annual Bol d' Oregon will be Sunday June 2, 2019 at the Mac Track. This is six-hour team endurance race on the McMinnville Kart Track.

This year the vintage class includes bikes up to 1985 and 550cc. The Mac is a great equalizer, so will that Seca, GPz, or Interceptor muscle its way past an RD, CB450, or YZ490? Come find out!

And, since so many of you have fielded smaller bikes in prior years, we're creating a "fly weight" class just for you. Bikes of any year up to 185cc.

The modern class will remain unchanged at 250cc, any year. Though rumor has it there will be an unofficial "convert a cruiser" class within the modern class, Rebel racing anyone?

Three classes, two directions, for SIX hours. Mark your calendars, tell your friends, and start trolling Craigslist!

To register, email the following to:

1. Name, email, and phone number for the Team Captain (this is who will be the primary contact for the team)

2. Names of other team members

After you email your registration you will be contacted with instructions on how to send in your $100 deposit.

The total race cost is $350 per team. After deposit, the remaining $250 will be due in CASH (no checks or other payment) at the track on raceday. Remember, up to three people can be on a team.

Any questions, please ask!

Thanks, Patrick
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Apr 14th 2019, 09:10 AM   #2
  May 2016

To learn more about the Bol d'Oregon, please join us at the Portland Moto Collective on Thursday, April 25th.

No special license or prior track experience needed to compete, and bike requirements are fairly relaxed. You can get most bikes prepped in just a few hours.

If you think you might be interested in road racing, this is an inexpensive, low-commitment way to find out.

Doors at 6:30 p.m., discussion and Q&A begins at 7 p.m. FREE. And THERE WILL BE cold refreshments.

Portland Moto Collective: 2145 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212.


Apr 14th 2019, 02:36 PM   #3
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  Feb 2016
  Gig Harbor

Already registered.

Apr 14th 2019, 06:36 PM   #4
  May 2016

Apr 17th 2019, 09:41 AM   #5
  Apr 2016

Just to get an idea of how busy the track will be, how many teams are allowed to compete?

Also are you finding 250cc bikes are making the full 6 hours on a single set of street tires? I would imagine they do?

Also timing gear? We need to supply a transponder? Are they available for rent if needed?

Edited by Ryanthegreat1 on Apr 17th 2019 at 10:29 AM
Apr 20th 2019, 06:22 AM   #6
  May 2016

Ryanthegreat1, I'm not organizing this year's event, but I organized the first two years of the race (2015 and 2016). The current organizer is a friend of clubmate of mine; I'll check in on the questions you asked and get back to you.

In the past we've capped registration at ~15 teams. Realistically, a couple always seem to drop out the week of the race. And by half race distance, at least 2-3 teams have had mechanicals or crashed out. Usually by the end of the race there are only ~8 teams still active. If you've never endurance raced before, it's pretty amazing what six solid hours of race-pace riding does to both a bike and a team. It's an absolute blast, but the dynamic is much different from 'sprint' racing where you only have to turn six or eight laps.

We use AMB transponders, the same setup that WMRRA and OMRRA use. We've always loaned transponders to teams who don't have or can't borrow their own; I'll confirm that that's still the plan. If you have friends who race OMRRA or WMRRA, please ask if you can borrow theirs for the race.

You should be fine on a single set of tires. Teams have changed tires before, but typically because they've had a flat. Wouldn't hurt to have a spare set of front brake pads around, though (hint hint).

Glad to hear you're registered, what are you racing?

Edited by patrino on Apr 20th 2019 at 06:26 AM
Apr 20th 2019, 07:50 AM   #7
  Apr 2016

We blindly signed up and have been chatting with Courtney. Sounds like we are in for a good time!

Good to hear that a set of tires will probably last, just picked up a fresh set of street rubbers. I will be sure to bring at least one extra set of front pads.

We are going to field an XR250 on supermoto wheels. Certainly won't be the most powerful bike there but it should do alright in the corners and on the brakes. Hopefully that reliable as a hammer thing works out for us.

Looks like there is a lot of drama in the AMB/MyLaps world with the release of the X2 stuff and requiring a yearly subscription. Drove the price of the old units to the moon! Would be killer if we could rent one, don't want to show up on race day and not be able to play due to not having a transponder.

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