June 20, 2015
Marys Peak Hill Climb TT (#MPHCTT)


Brought to you by the bike racers and friends of Vertebrata Chiropractic, Corvallis, Oregon.

Oregon Time Trial Cup Event
The 2015 Marys Peak HC TT is proud to be a part of the Oregon Time Trial Cup Series. (2015 Current series standings). All Oregon TT Cup rules and Eddy category regulations apply to this race. Full rules available at:

No day of registration (registration closes June 18th @ 11:59pm)

Current pre-registration list:
Public registration link:

Entry Fee
Pre-registration only: $23 (plus a $2.15 OBRA service fee). Registration closes Thursday, June 18th, 11:59pm. OBRA membership required.  Available on site. $5 for one day membership, $25 for an annual.

Over the years, we have had a full suite of brilliant sponsors. 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 Hilton Garden Inn, Hot Foot Photo, Corvallis Cyclery, Inc, Willamette Valley Intellectual Property Law, OBRA, Vertebrata Chiropractic, Handlebar Coffee Roasters, and Death Row Velo. 

Prizes (Equal payout for overall men and women)
Overall KOM/QOM Jerseys provided by: Vertebrata Chiropractic and Death Row Velo
Cash and Merchandise provided by: Vertebrata Chiropractic, Hilton Garden Inn, Corvallis, Hot Foot Photo, and Handlebar Coffee Roasters, Santa Barbara, CA.

Cash Payouts 5-deep overall ($):
1st: 100
2nd: 50
3rd: 20
4th: 15
5th: 5
— KQOM Polkadot Jersey: Custom DRV KQOM polkadot jerseys to the days fastest time (men and women)
— Sub Hour Challenge (Women Only): 60 – paid to the fastest woman’s time under 60 minutes
— Hilton Garden Inn, Corvallis stay voucher: Fastest 50+ (men and women)
— Handlebar Coffee Roasters: 1lb freshly roasted coffee to skill category winners
— Hot Foot Photo: Photo specials will be available to all registered participants
— All other category winners will receive 1 hour massage vouchers from Vertebrata Chiropractic

Podium Location
Marys Peak Summit (weather permitting)

Recovery at the Summit Provided by: Willamette Valley Intellectual Property Law

Start Location and Time (first rider off at 10:30am)
Riders stage at Botkin Rd and Alsea Highway, Philomath, OR.
Cycling participants will be started individually at 10:30am with 30 – 60 seconds separating riders and several minutes separating categories. Start order will follow guidelines set forth by the Oregon 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). Note, this off-street parking is a well-managed grassy field.

Commemorative Event Jerseys (Base level: $45)

Short Jersey

The 2015 commemorative and limited edition race jersey. Click on image for larger view.

This year, we are featuring custom commemorative race jerseys developed by Meagan Thole at RedFish Design in partnership with Deathrow Velo. They are available in both men’s and women’s sizes and will be sublimated with race design and your name. To order these limited edition jerseys, download and complete the order form and return it via email to the race promoter (see contact info below). We will submit the orders in three batches on the following dates: Apr 20, May 20, and June 21. Allow normal return shipping times. [MPHCTT_JERSEY_ORDER_FORM]

Regional Site Information:
Marys Peak Observatory : Weather : History

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

Event Description (Cycling)
MPHCTT 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 3270 feet of elevation gain (average grade of 5%).

Course Profile

Marys Peak hill climb approximate elevation profile.

Directions to Course
From Portland, OR:; From 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 60-69”, “Masters Men 70+”, “Masters Women 30-39”, “Masters Women 40-49”, “Masters Women 50-59”, “Masters Women 60-69”, “Masters Women 70+”, “Senior Men Pro/1/2”, “Senior Women 1/2”, “Tandem”

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.
  • Failing to stop at the stop sign at the bottom of the Marys Peak Rd will result in immediate DQ and possible fines.
  • Police will be present to enforce speed limits and all applicable laws including stopping at all stop signs.
  • Parking space is limited, please carpool if possible.
  • OBRA TT Cup rules and regulations in effect.
  • No parking in the Hwy34 right-of-way.
  • The Eddy category has specific rules. Riders in this class will compete w​ithout:​aero bars or extensions, disc wheels, fairings, aero helmets (any helmet specifically built as an aero helmet and any helmet that has been modified to approximate a helmet specifically built as a TT helmet is not allowed), skinsuits, or wheels with rims greater than 40mm in depth. Bicycles which may have aerodynamic shapes but are designated to be sold as road bicycles (and are not user modified time trial bicycles) ARE allowed.

    Oregon TT Cup Rules:

    Oregon TT Cup Quick Start Guide for Racers and Promoters:

    Oregon TT Cup 2015 Schedule: