With the birth of the Oregon Interscholastic Cycling League in 2017, more middle and high school students across the Beaver State are getting a chance to explore the outdoors we all hold dear. As part of the larger National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), student-athletes in the Oregon MTB League are able to train and participate with their peers in high-quality mountain bike events that emphasize the value of participation, camaraderie, positive sporting behavior, and well-being over traditional competition.
In addition to the annual race series, the Oregon MTB League program includes trail maintenance, bike packing, and mountain biking skills clinics. These programs provide more than just physical activity; they are the catalyst for an improved quality of life through outdoor recreation, meaningful relationships, and a supportive community for Oregon's youth.
The "Hop Head Hundred" is being held as a new annual fundraiser for the Oregon MTB League as a way to bring exposure and financial support to their mission. With fourteen teams across the state, totaling over 350 athletes in just the second year, as well as a growing network of friends and family who support the athletes themselves, join Swift Summit NW, LLC in a celebration of bikes, "Barley-Pop", and beautiful country roads in the former "Hop Capital of the World", Independence, Oregon.
100 Mile "Centennial" Route ............... $65
100 Kilometer "Admiral" Route.............$65
20 Mile "Nugget" Route.......................$40
*registration fees increase $10 Saturday, August 13th
(except Nugget route)
*an annual OBRA license, or one-day license, is required;
if a participant doesn't have one it is included in the
registration fee and paid for to OBRA.
*Online Registration closes on September 7th.
Day of Registration available for $75/$50 (Nugget)
Pre-event continental breakfast & coffee for Pre-Registrants by Sept. 7th.
Personalized Number Plate for Pre-Registrants by Sept. 7th.
Fully-stocked aid stations with friendly volunteer support.
Commemorative "Hop Head" Pint Glass for Pre-Registrants by Sept. 7th.
Free ferry ride across the Willamette River on the iconic Buena Vista Ferry.
15% discount at the Independent Hotel for pre-registered participants.
Exclusive "Bike Indy" pass for deals & discounts at participating businesses.
RIDER REQUIREMENTS/EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST
Participants must obey all city, county, and state laws, and “Rules of the Road”
Participants must wear a properly approved helmet while operating their bicycle.
Participants must carry with them (on their body or bike) the following:
Red tail light and a clear front headlight. The headlight can be bar or helmet-mounted.
Minimum of 20oz of water or sports drink.
Two spare inner tubes, a multi-tool, and a hand-pump/CO2.