Cascadia Dirt Cup - Series Update

Aug 15, 2013
by Trey Wilson  
The Cascadia Dirt Cup (CDC), Washington's premiere enduro series is rolling right along in its inaugural year. The CDC is a coalition of event promoters, racers, trail advocacy groups and very generous sponsors with shared vision and goals for mountain biking in our great state of Washington and beyond. Our purpose is to raise funds and support for local mountain bike trail advocacy groups while producing a great race series. Costs associated with this series are offset through generous sponsorship and support from industry leaders. This means that from the funds generated by your registration, we’re able to make a bigger donation to the trails we all love to ride. We feel there is no better way to accomplish this than the social and competitive nature of enduro racing and a festive environment for the whole family. Our beneficiaries are the Cold Creek MTBers, Olympic Dirt Society, Friends of Capitol Forest, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition.
Cascadia Dirt Cup 2015 Schedule Release
The CDC supports those who support our trails. A Friends of Capitol Forest crew working on the Little Larch Mt. Trail.

Round 1 commenced in southwest Washington at Yacolt Burn State Forest. Racers were challenged with 3800ft of descending over 3 rowdy stages. A race recap can be found here and here from our media partner Freehub Magazine .
Riding fast and loose through a scree field the locals call the flintstones.

Round 2 racers made the trek to Port Angeles and tackled the Dry Hill Enduro. Dry Hill proved to be another rowdy and white knuckled affair with 3 stages of "enduro trails with a splash of downhill tracks." Check out the race recap here.
Matt Patterson staying smooth over a log drop. Rounds 1 and 2 raced on some of the most technical trails the NW has to offer.

Round 3 kicks of in just 4 weeks on September 14th at Capitol State Forest, just outside of Olympia WA. Without giving the course away, riders are in for 3 to 4 hours of saddle time with 4000ft of descending, 30+ minutes of cumulative stage race time and a course distance of 21 miles. The official course will be announced September 6th.

Pro points leader Charlie Sponsel of Diamondback Team DF5.

On September 28th we will return to the 2nd annual Tiger Mountain Enduro for round 4. Exciting things are happening at Tiger, including new trails! Check out the latest here and join a work party so we can complete these trails in time to race on.

Fresh PNW loam.

Round 5 will head north to Bellingham's Chuckanut Mountain for the series finale on Sunday, October 20th. Following practice on Saturday we will head into town for Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition's 3rd Annual Shoot the Trails photo and video contest. Revisit last years winners here.

Racers have to earn their turns in the Cascadia Dirt Cup.

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 The Bellingham event should be worth the drive for the Shoot the Trails evening alone. Fun technical trails on Chuckanut as well.

"Bellingham, city of subdued excitement."
  • 1 1
 not surprised they couldn't get a permit for Galby, too bad. C-nut won't include Squirrel Trail as its not official, which is a bummer.
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 Wait ther having a race on cleator?!
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 Missed out on the Oregon series due to injury but I'll be moving to Seattle just in time for the Bellingham race. So stoked.
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 sept 6th course announcement? hellz yes can't wait to shred on the 14th...

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