Cascade Cycling Classic Hits Downtown Bend Saturday
The 38th annual Cascade Cycling Classic is underway right now in beautiful Central Oregon. The CCC is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the country and has attracted most of North America's top cyclists over the years; Lance Armstrong's won the CCC in 1997. This year is the first time the CCC has the UCI level ranking for the men with the women's race receiving it last year.
The race consists of 5 stages. The Mackenzie Pass 173 km stage one was completed Wednesday, the Skyliners Time Trial of 22.8 km was completed Thursday and today is the 172.8 km Cascade Lakes Road Race traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in North America.
Tomorrow evening is the Downtown…