June 14, 2014
Marys Peak Hill Climb TT (#MPHCTT)


Brought to you by bike racers of Vertebrata Chiropractic Cycling Team (@vccycling_team)
The Marys Peak Hill Climb Time Trial is an OBRA TT Cup event. (2014 Current series standings)

Pre-registration closes Thursday, June 12th at 11:59pm: No day of registration
Current pre-registration list:
Public registration link:
Final Start List: coming soon…

Entry Fee
Pre-registration only: $23 (plus a $2.15 OBRA service fee). Registration closes Thursday, June 12th, 11:59pm. OBRA membership required.  Available on site. $5 for one day membership, $25 for an annual.

We have a full suite of brilliant sponsors returning and a couple new ones this year. We’d like to send a huge shout out to all who help promote, organize, and implement this event. It would not be possible without you.

Thanks Upper Echelon Fitness, Hilton Garden Inn, Corvallis, Coffee Culture, Hot Foot Photo, Corvallis Cyclery, Inc, Willamette Valley Intellectual Property Law,  OBRA, and of course, the Vertebrata Chiropractic.  All of the sponsor support goes towards covering costs and providing prizes to our race leaders.  

Prizes (Equal payout for overall men and women)
Current Prize List: In Progress
Prizes provided by: TBA

Podium Location
Potentially at the Marys Peak Summit (weather permitting)

Recovery at the Summit Provided by: Willamette Valley Intellectual Property Law and Corvallis Cyclery, INC

Start Location and Time (first rider off at 10:30am) PNW Jr Omnium riders off at 10:00am)
Riders stage at Botkin Rd and Alsea Highway, Philomath, OR.
All rider start times will be posted here and to the OBRA List by 10:30am on June 13. The cycling participants will be started individually at 10:30am, June 14th, and start 30 – 60 seconds apart. Start order will follow guidelines set forth by the OBRA TT Cup Committee (see rules)

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Parking Directions - 30842 Botkin Road, Philomath, OR
Parking is limited, please carpool or (Corvallis locals) commute to the event by bike (see parking map for guidance).

Regional Site Information:
Marys Peak Observatory : Weather : History

Traffic Control Plan
The Marys Peak 2014 ODOT traffic control plan was developed by Scott McCanna ( Promoters are urged to contact Scott for all traffic control related logistics.

Event Description (Cycling)
MPHC features one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier climbing environments. The first section of the course winds uphill through twisty smooth pavement (2 miles @ 5.2%) followed by a gradual and open climb to the Mary’s Peak turnoff (.6 miles @ 6.5%).  A right hand turn onto Mary’s Peak Rd offers unparalleled solitude – a true climber’s climb.  It begins with a steeper section (1.7 miles @ 8.3%) before easing up just a bit until the “first peak” (2 miles @7%).  After a short, one-mile descent to rest the legs, it is on to the second half of the climb.  Another 3 miles at 7% takes you through the trees where you can glimpse the Pacific Ocean nearly 40 miles distant.  After a very short descent to catch your breath, it is a final slog (~1 mile @5%) to the parking lot and the finish line which provides you with views of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Bachelor, The Three Sisters, and the Willamette Valley. Bike participants will climb 12 miles with 3478 feet of elevation gain (average grade of 5.2%).

Course Profile

Marys Peak hill climb approximate elevation profile.

Directions to Course
From Portland, OR:; From Ashland, Roseburg, Eugene, OR:; From Bend, OR:


Marys Peak hill climb time trial course map, June 2, 2012.

Course Map

Oregon TT Cup Categories

“Category 3 Men”, “Category 3 Women”, “Category 4/5 Men”, “Category 4/5 Women”, “Eddy Senior Men”, “Eddy Senior Women”, “Junior Men 10-12″, “Junior Men 13-14″, “Junior Men 15-16″, “Junior Men 17-18″, “Junior Women 10-14″, “Junior Women 15-18″, “Masters Men 30-39″, “Masters Men 40-49″, “Masters Men 50-59″, “Masters Men 60+”, “Masters Women 30-39″, “Masters Women 40-49″, “Masters Women 50-59″, “Masters Women 60+”, “Senior Men Pro/1/2″, “Senior Women 1/2″

Contact Information Adam Kennedy; <gardenvelo at gmail dot com>


  • Centerline rules in effect. Crossing the Centerline either ascending OR DESCENDING AFTER THE RACE will result in immediate DQ and possible fines.
  • Police may be present to enforce speed limits and all applicable laws.
  • Parking space is limited, please carpool if possible.
  • OBRA TT Cup rules and regulations in effect.
  • No parking in the Hwy34 right-of-way