2017 Cascadia Dirt Cup: Schedule Release

Dec 20, 2016
by Trey Wilson  
The Cascadia Dirt Cup is pleased to announce its 2017 events calendar. Entering its fifth year, the CDC has emerged as the premier enduro series in the Northwest and beyond. As a model for other enduro series, the CDC has donated over $70,000 to local trail stewards since 2013 and in the last 2 years has contributed 1000+ hours of trail work through its Work-Eat-Shred program. The momentum is high and so are the expectations, and Series Director Trey Wilson isn't about to hit cruise control. "We're currently working as hard as ever planning for the upcoming season, evaluating our series and adding new features." The CDC is committed to delivering a race experience that is positive and rewarding for all levels and abilities, from the pros to the weekend warriors, from first place to last. In 2017 we are projecting an additional $25,000 in donations to trails and over 600 hours to trail work.

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Headlining Sponsors
We are excited and humbled to have such well-established industry leaders and trusted brands to headline our sponsor line-up for 2017. Full Speed Ahead has signed on as the title sponsor for 2017. FSA has been with the CDC since the beginning as a supporting sponsor and the ever present Neutral Support. They will continue Neutral Support, as well as have a huge presence in all things CDC.

We welcome Dakine onboard as a co-presenting sponsor and we look forward to forging a solid relationship with this iconic brand. Shimano, our tried and true-blue, will continue their unbridled commitment to the CDC as co-presenting sponsor.

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Lastly, we welcome Transition Bikes as the "Official Bike of the Cascadia Dirt Cup".

bigquotesTransition Bikes is extremely pleased to partner with the Cascadia Dirt Cup once again. We feel that the CDC does an exceptional job providing a well-rounded experience at their events, and we want to support that. Not to mention that they have given back $70k to local trail advocacy groups in the 4 years they've been around. This has created a huge growth in the MTB community in the NW. Who doesn't want to be a part of that? We'll have representation at all the rounds, providing all kinds of opportunities to Party In the Woods. We can't wait for 2017! - Lars Sternberg of Transition Bikes

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2017 Race Schedule
*April 29 - Post Canyon Enduro - Hood River, OR
*May 20 - Tiger Mt. Enduro - Issaquah, WA
*July 22 - Capitol Forest Enduro - Olympia, WA
August 27 - Chuckanut Enduro - Bellingham, WA
September 16 - Ranger Creek Enduro - Greenwater, WA

Bonus Points Race
June 24th & 25th - North American Enduro Cup - Kellogg, ID
(The North American Enduro Cup is a stand alone race that can be used for CDC series points but will not be included with the purchase of a series pass.)

*New for 2017 we are offering Youth 13U enduros that will consist of 2 to 3 stages. Racers must be able to complete a comparable ride of approximately 10 miles in length and up to 2000 feet in elevation gain. Youth will be offered a special rate of $40 for single race entry.

Registration will open on January 1st at noon (PST). 50 Series Passes will be available for $350.00 and individual races at $85.00 ($40 Youth 13U) plus transaction fees through Cycle Component Network (CCN).

SheSpoke Pre-Rides
We are excited to continue our SheSpoke pre-ride program for 2017. These pre-rides were wildly popular last season and helped increase our women racers by 30%. Rides will be led by local women MTB teams. The schedule is in the works and will be announced as soon as we get it dialed in.

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Work-Eat-Shred Trail Work Series: JUN 3 & 10 | JUL 8 | AUG 5 | SEP 9 & 17
We are teaming up with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and focusing our efforts on the Hwy 410 trails that will make up the Ranger Creek Enduro. Our goal is 600 volunteer trail work hours and we are offering an amazing incentive to join us: Attend all six work parties in 2017, and we will extend 50% off a series pass for 2018! Mark your calendars and check the CDC website for more details as they become available.

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Ring in 2017 with us when registration opens on New Years Day: www.racecascadia.com

Images for the 2017 Cascadia Dirt Cup Schedule Release


MENTIONS: @CascadiaDirtCup / @FSA-MTB / @TransitionBikeCompany / @shimano




31 Comments

  • + 7
 That's a butter sauce lineup if I've ever seen one. Also, glad to see Tiger is scheduled for a month other than October or late September.
  • + 3
 No kidding! Even though it seems like a nasty and wet day on Tiger is a CDC tradition, I don't think people will be too bummed to race it in warm/dry weather.
  • + 3
 @joepax: Don't worry! you'll have your wet and nasty day at Ranger Creek. Those trails usually get a lot of rain in September.
  • + 1
 May isn't really guaranteed to be warm/dry. Usually doesn't get warm/dry until July....
  • + 2
 Will be interesting to see how they fix that entire blown out bench cut section on Ranger. I am assuming they will cut it in half (the courses)? Top to shelter, shelter to 410? Why not a Kachess Ridge race? Or a devils gulch/mission ridge?

I will dub it "Stranger Creek Race"
  • + 4
 How is it going to work with the CDC and BME enduros on the same day?

I'm looking forward to another stellar season with CDC!!!!
  • + 1
 I hope we get proper days out on the bike this year...
CDC has some of the best organization, and volunteers out there but the last couple years the races have gotten shorter and shorter. Wait too much pre-riding/practicing and shuttling for "enduro"
  • + 4
 What happened to 'we recognized that the Ranger Creek trails suffered too much abuse at the last Enduro'?
  • + 3
 Ok, so instead of down voting, perhaps post some insight?
  • + 3
 @vw4ever: the trails are pretty sensitive when they are dry or too wet in comparison to other trails in the area. They were built with foot traffic in mind and trails like deep creek are really showing bike specific degradation.
  • + 6
 @vw4ever: Here's some insight from the CDC re: hosting a race on the 410 trails -

Interest and mountain bike activity in this area has definitely increased. We know this area has unique challenges. The CDC's return to 410 is a strategic one. CDC or not, riders are coming to this area, along with more mountain bike events. The CDC's mission is to support our trails, and we want to set the example. We will set the bar high and do our part, and hope that others will follow our lead.
  • + 0
 @CascadiaDirtCup: too late, bar's already been set. Your first race roasted Ranger.
  • + 3
 i guess what happened is that @cascadiadirtcup is hosting all 6 of their work parties in "the Hwy 410 trails that will make up the Ranger Creek Enduro".
  • + 1
 I noticed that all these dates are Saturdays. Does every class race on a Saturday or do the races go into Sunday as well? I was hoping to do this series this year.
  • + 0
 Agree. Hard to check out a course when most of us don't ride bikes for a living and work a M-F 9-5 in order to support out riding. Sunday race days are the best!
  • + 2
 "Stranger Creek Trail" I wonder how they will fix that entirely wiped out section that is 30 ft to root ball massacre.
  • + 1
 Unfortunately not in mine, weekends are a must when it's only you and one other ranger. I guess it's just a little to pay for a great job.
  • + 1
 Ah bummed on Tiger Mt, same week as spring thaw in Ashland.. Gotta stick with the local race but looking forward to Ranger Creek and Cap Forest!
  • + 3
 Looking forward to another kick-ass season from the CDC!
  • + 3
 Guess we better get the new trail finished at Tiger
  • + 1
 Which trail are you talking about. Inside Passage, new trail to the left, mid way on off the grid or the continuation of Legend. All 3 could be used. I think Inside Passage would be pretty close. Not sure where Bryan and his team is getting the continuation of Legend completed but that would be awesome if he finished this up before the race.
  • + 1
 What a great addition to the series with the Ranger Creek rounds. Those are amazing, natural trails. I think I'll be racing next year.
  • + 2
 I'm really looking forwards to this as well, but I hope the trails don't take too much of a beating. Deep creek was a rut through a lot of the top section last summer. Definitely an area prone to erosion when dry so hopefully there'll be a little rain come early September.
  • + 2
 @taquitos: True, though I think that's why it's set as the last date instead of Tiger. That area gets a LOT of rain come September, and if a race there means more hours of trail maintenance, that's fine by me.
  • + 2
 looking forward to hitting at least one of these races in 17 , Tiger and Chuckanut on the list !!
  • + 1
 Wish you guys had more season passes available (already sold out).
  • + 1
 But awesome that you allow registration for every race of the season right now, and I can still get a "season pass" by registering for all races (just no "full season" discount...).
Looking forward to the year!
  • + 1
 Stoooooked! Hope to snag a season pass!
  • + 1
 I like to party in the woods!
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