June 20, 2015
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 will open soon. This year marks the first year an official Marys Peak Hill Climb TT event jersey will be available to all registered participants. Look for updates soon. Own a piece of the history!

No day of registration (registration closes June 18th @ 11:59pm)
Current pre-registration list: TBA
Public registration link: TBA
Public registration link: TBA

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 Upper Echelon Fitness, Hilton Garden Inn, Corvallis, Coffee Culture, Hot Foot Photo, Corvallis Cyclery, Inc, Willamette Valley Intellectual Property Law, OBRA, Vertebrata Chiropractic, 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: TBA

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.

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)
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.
  • 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.