The time trial is an attempt to mitigate the start order problems from last year.

If you’re heading to Nationals in Bend, you’re probably well aware of the time trial you”ll be suffering through to determine your start placement. Give yourself a leg up by checking out the course layout on Google Maps. The course appears to throw some technical riding in right out of the gates, then opening up to include some power sections before venturing back into the woods. While there’s no elevation data to take advantage of, the map does mark where rises happen and shows where the single set of barriers will be placed.

Heading over early, and have a GPS? Load the route up and give the course a pre-ride!