Twenty-one years strong, and so are our participants! The Cascade Cream Puff will be returning to the Westfir-Oakridge “crown jewel” Alpine Trail, August 6, 2016, featuring our traditional 100-mile Cream Puff course, and a 50-mile Fritter option for those who are seeking a challenge, but maybe not quite up for a full "puff"... either way, register today and don't miss the chance to join us for the most epic wilderness mountain bike event on the West Coast!

Event Details

If you're a returning rider, you know what to expect - and this ain't your Gramma's Sunday roll! The Cascade Cream Puff was established in 1995 to introduce mountain bike enthusiasts to some of the most pristine (and toughest) singletrack wilderness trail systems in the Pacific Northwest on the Willamette Middle Fork Ranger District, in the National Forest. The race originally featured a different course each year, highlighting what is now known as the "Alpine Trail System", extending from the rural center of Westfir-Oakridge. The race is staged at the City of Westfir's Community Portal Park, across the Office Bridge (aka: Red Covered Bridge).

Riders will begin the course with a neutral start at the Westfir Portal park (Aid Station #1), over the North Fork on the Office Bridge, and down the North Fork Rd. to the North Fork Trail, crossing over Road 1910, entering the North Fork Trail to Road 1912 (Water Station A halfway up 1912), climbing over Windy Pass (Aid Station #2) to Kate's Cut-in (Aid Station #3) and up North Alpine aka: Chrome Toilet, completing the loop back to Kate's on 1912 and down through Windy Pass again. From there, riders will enter the lower Alpine trail, veering right at the Tire Mountain intersection. Riders will climb over some spectacular scenery through the meadow and enjoy a smooth, flowy descent to Cloverpatch, (Water Station B just before next climb) climbing out to the gravel road inter section at FS5826 to FS130 (Aid Station #4). From here, riders will enter the new Cloverpatch-Tie trail extension, climbing to Buckhead Shelter, finishing the last decent down the Westfir-Tie trail to the Westfir Portal (also Aid Station #1). Each lap is approximately 50 miles.

Please see the course map for more information. Click to view in a new window or right click to download.

Please see this GPX file (right click to download) to view last years course.

This Strava link is about five miles short using Forest Service Road 1910 instead of 1912. We are planning to use 1912 again this year, but this link will give you an idea of what a course entails.

If you would like to view the course as a flyover 3D image: download Google Earth, and open up the attached .kmz file by clicking to view or right click to download. Click the image below for a Google Earth Flyover view.

Please remember, the race course is subject to change without advance notice. Though we won't send you off track too far, things beyond our control do happen.


Here is the general race weekend in a nutshell. Once registered, you will receive more detailed information via email. Start times may be subject to change.

Cream Puff Schedule
All 100-mile Cream Puff participants should plan to arrive on Friday, August 5th. Registration will begin at noon, and Oregon Adventures will host our CCP100 Rider's Meeting and Bag Drop at 5pm. The official CCP100 race start will be Saturday morning, at approximately 5:45am. OBRA licenses are required - $5 day licenses will be available for purchase during registration. Riders are 100% responsible for showing up to start on time. No exceptions will be made.

Fritter Schedule
All 50-mile Fritter participants have the option to check in Friday afternoon 12-4PM at General Registration, or Saturday morning between 6-8:30AM. A Rider's Meeting will be held at 8:35AM, with the race starting at 9:00AM. OBRA licenses are required - $5 day licenses will be available for purchase during registration. Riders are 100% responsible for showing up to start on time. No exceptions will be made.

Friday, August 5th, 2016
12-4PM - General Registration at Willamette Mountain Mercantile for Cream Puff 100 and Fritter 50 participants and volunteers
5PM - Mandatory Cream Puff 100 Rider Meeting at Tired Dog Ranch, 47061 La Duke Road, Westfir, OR, 97492
5:45PM - Lead Volunteer Meeting at Tired Dog Ranch 8PM-10PM - Late Registration for 100 Mile Riders at Tired Dog Ranch; check in at community campfire ring for promoters

Race Day, Saturday, August 6, 2016
4:30AM - Breakfast at the Westfir Portal sponsored by Cafeto Coffee!
5:15-5:45AM - Cream Puff 100 Start (depending on sunrise)
6-8:30AM - Fritter 50 & Volunteer Registration at the Westfir Portal / Aid Station #1
8:35AM - Fritter 50 Mandatory Riders Meeting at the Westfir Portal
9:00AM - Fritter 50 Start
12-9PM - Pedal Power Music, Westfir Portal "expo" area and food and drink are open for business!
6PM - Fritter 50 Awards will begin at the Westfir Portal
8:30PM - Cream Puff 100 Awards & Rider/Volunteer Raffle at the Westfir Lodge (across the street from the staging area at the Westfir Portal)

Using our online registration is super easy and quick! Payment is accepted through PayPal, and if you don’t have an account, you can pay as a guest using a major credit card. Registration is limited, so make the commitment to get fit, and sign up today!

Aid Station Support

As always, and by tradition, part of the Cascade Cream Puff experience is about the Aid Stations... yes, expect to be cheered, heckled, and above all, encouraged and supported with a variety of great food and drink options. You might even have your shoulders rubbed! This year, we're making our Aid Station support crews even more enticed to lend some excitement to the with our CCP Aid Station Competition! Each aid station is supported by a regionally local business or non-profit - The Disciples of Dirt, Greater Oakridge Area Trail Stewards, Willamette Mountain Mercantile, Hi-5 Bike Shop, Western Bikeworks, Lane County Amateur Radio Operators, and Lane County Search & Rescue. This year, we're encouraging everyone to go big and create a unique experience for our riders.

Each Aid Station will be equipped with a First Aid Kit and a variety of gels, chews, bars, electrolyte drink, water (of course), fruit, and other quick energy edibles. Lane County Search & Rescue SVP will be providing medics and emergency assistance, and mechanics will be available at Aid Stations #1, #2 and #3. Lane County Amateur Radio Operators will be set up at every Aid Station tracking race numbers and providing communications throughout the event.

Lodging and Resources

Based on fire level danger, we are not allowed to host camping at the staging area. You must camp in designated areas only. This is critical for our permit and the continuation of the event. The forest is extremely dry this time of year and we've had to go to extra precautions to provide amenities for our riders and volunteers. To that end, CCP has reserved the camping area at Tired Dog Ranch. For $15 a night, you will have the luxury of using a full covered kitchen and private outdoor showers as no extra charge. Please reserve your space by downloading this PDF form and mailing in your payment, or by contacting Tired Dog Ranch directly at 541-782-2775.

For alternative camping options, please check with Willamette National Forest for Middle Fork District campgrounds.

If camping isn't your gig, and you have not already booked a hotel room for the event, we encourage you to do so - a good night's rest and a shower really can make a difference. Please check out some of the fantastic camping and lodging facilities in the area. Our local lodging partners, Westfir Lodge, Oakridge Lodge & Guest House, Oakridge Motel and the Double Diamond Lodge for special discounts available for CCP participants.

Need any last minute adjustments on your trusty steed? Did you forget your helmet? Need extra tubes? Stop by the Willamette Mountain Mercantile, also known as the Oakridge Bike Shop. Staffed by experienced outdoor experts, trail guides, and bicycle mechanics, WMM is also a terrific resource for information about camping, trail conditions, and anything local outdoors. Prepare ahead of time and visit them online or call 541-782-1800.

Strava Cascade Cream Puff Cycling Club (Westfir, OR)

We are continuing to update our site as we confirm more information, but be assured, Cascade Cream Puff will be better than ever this year, and we hope to keep you –our friends, fans and riders– motivated and encouraged to get on your bikes and ride! Please consider joining our Strava-based Cascade Cream Puff Cycling Club, get connected to other “Puffers” for training rides, and challenge yourself (and others) to keep riding! We’ll be posting more information about group rides, special prize competitions as the club grows.

Support our Trails!

Starting in March, our Trail Manager, Derrick Bell, will be leading volunteer trail crew efforts to benefit local trails. Work parties will be posted on both the CCP Facebook page and our new blog. Also, if you haven’t considered joining an Oakridge area supporting IMBA chapter, please visit our supporting chapters below to find out how you can get involved in year-round stewardship opportunities, trail access and getting more youth on bikes, and on trails. Click below for more details.


The Cascade Cream Puff, LLC operates under a special use permit with Willamette National Forest, and is an equal opportunity outdoor recreation service provider.