2012 marks the 24th year for the Mudslinger mountain bike race. The race is located 17 miles west of Corvallis in the thriving metropolis of Blodgett (not really, but they do have a post office!) The course has a great mix of logging road climbs and fast descents. According to the Mudslinger website, the Cat 3 course is excellent for the first time racer at 12 miles in distance and 1500 feet of climbing. The cost is $30, with a start time at the Blodgett School of 10:30 AM. There are many categories that you can register for, including a 12 mile or 22 mile course. You can register online until Friday, March 30th at 5:00 PM ET. The Mudslinger website includes course maps and technical guide. You do not need a permit to ride on Starker Forests Tum Tum Tree Farm on race day and the day before race day.
While you are racing, take a split second to check out our beautiful forestlands! You are riding through a working forest. That is one that has active forest management. Our business is growing trees for eventual harvest. Trees grow faster in the Oregon Coast Range than many other places on earth, up to four feet per year! Have a great race!
Wet but fun!