Wednesday, August 08, 2012

2012 Ronde Ohop Flyer

The Ronde Ohop is a Washington Cup event.  The Washington Cup series of events evoke the Belgian tradition of short, fast and hard races.  Running through rural Eatonville and the local parks the race runs on good county roads with 13 total miles of dirt road.

Registration & Surcharges:  Online at USACycling or day of at the Mashel Loop.  Registration closes 20 minutes before the start of each event.  The entry fee includes $3 per rider per day for USA Cycling insurance. A current year USA Cycling Rider Waiver and Release form must be signed by the participant and, if under 18, by the parent or legal guardian.

License: To enter any race for Men Cat 4 and above or Women Cat 3 and above a USAC annual license must be presented. Purchase online at (not for sale at the race). All beginners (Cat 5 Men, Cat 4 Women) may race on one-day license. No exceptions. OBRA riders of any category other than Beginner must present a valid USAC license. Foreign riders must purchase one-day license or present proof of out-of-country insurance. One-day licenses are $10, available at the race.

Numbers & Placement: WSBA numbers will be used. The officials request that both bib numbers be clearly visible placed parallel with your jersey’s side seam on the back and above the pockets. Frame number should be attached per WSBA instructions. Examples of proper placement: Rental numbers are available for a $10 fee ($5 refundable). For out-of-state riders a $5 number refundable deposit will be assessed.

Course description:  Race starts at Mashel Loop field.  Races will cover 2 to 4  laps of the 6 mile Eatonville Loop circuit (all paved)  then 10 laps of the Mashel Loop (the Mashel Loop is 1 mile road, 1.25 mile dirt).  Course map & profiles can be found at

Wheel Support:   Neutral wheel support will be provided.  In addition to two neutral wheel pits, there will be two additional wheels in/wheels out pits on the course for a total of three wheel pits on the Mashel Loop. The organizer is not responsible for wheels or equipment left at the race.

Results: Results will be posted at registration.  Results become final 15 minutes after posting. Questions concerning results should be directed to the Chief Judge at the Finish line.

Directions to Start:  Parking will be at the Nisqually- Mashel State Park on the right under the power lines.  For navigation or map purposes the address 437th St E Eatonville, Wa near the intersection of Hwy 7 and Mashel Prairie Rd.  Note that there is a similar address near LaGrande.  This is not correct so be sure it's the one off Hwy 7.   

From North or South on I-5  Take exit 127. Drive east on Hwy 512 for two miles, then take the Pacific Ave./Mt. Rainier exit south. Follow Pacific Ave. about five miles to where the road splits in a "Y." Follow signs for Mt. Rainier (the left branch of the fork) taking Hwy 7 south. Drive about 17 miles, passing Ohop Valley Rd.   At the top of the long sweeping hill turn right onto the Mashel Prairie Road on the right side. Go about ¾ of a mile and park on the right side under the power lines

Contact: Michael Pruitt at
Additional Event Info: USACycling

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