The highly anticipated and sold out 4th round of the Cascadia Dirt Cup headed to a sunny and dry Tiger Mountain. A welcome change from last year.
In a collaboration between Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance(EMBA) and Department of Natural Resources(DNR) to increase the Tiger trail system to roughly 25 miles; there has been 4 new trails established over the last 2 years. The newest trail, Off-the-Grid, opened just weeks before race day. DNR’s construction of the Off-the-Grid Trail with the help of EMBA volunteers were funded through a grant from the state’s Non-highway and Off-Road Vehicle Activities Program. DNR also has secured grant funding to build two additional trails to complete the next phase of its expansion with one trail being labeled as a "technical descending trail." The CDC donated $4000 to help in these efforts.
250 racers standing by for the riders meeting.
Racers had a great view as they lined up to drop in to Stage 1.
Kim Eakin won his 4th consecutive round and clinched the overall series in Expert Masters.
Carolyn Romaine on her way to 1st in Pro Women.
Darrin Seeds of Transition Bikes. Giddy Up!
It's hard to believe Tiger Mt. is only 30 miles from downtown Seattle.
Logan Roy 5th in Juniors.
Craig Vander Hart of Team Hilti NW.
Julie Crittenden of Sturdy Bitch Racing took 1st in Expert Women.
Privateer Scott Wenning dropped the hammer in stage 2 to take the win in Expert Seniors.
Erik Nilson raced to 2nd in Expert.
Consistency has paid of for Debbie Preller as she took a commanding lead in the Expert Women series overall.
Pro Men; 1- Alex McGuinnis; 2- Lars Sternberg; 3- Luke Strobel; 4- Neal Strobel; 5- Charlie Sponsel. Alex has been on a tear and leads the series but first year pro Neal Strobel is nipping at his heels... This will be one race to watch as we head into the series finale.
Pro Women: 1- Carolyn Ramaine; 2- Laura Ogden; 3- Dawn Fidler; 4- Sara Tingey.
Expert Masters: 1- Kim Eakin; 2- Scott Matual; 3- Kevin Burrell; 4- Greg Satterfield; 5- Christriaan Bourdrez.
Expert Female: 1- Julie Crittenden; 2- Annie Craig; 3- Michelle Britnacher; 4- Debbie Preller; 5- Jadine Riley.
Veteran Men: 1- Mimmo Futia; 2- Patrick McGowan; 3- Bill Kirby; 4- Shawn Barrow; 5- Eric Yotz.
Sport Senior: 1- Andrew Oberst; 2- Kevin Foss; 3- Christian Hagel; 4- Christopher Lynch; 5- Chad Allen.
It was hard not to smile on this day. With another new trail in the works, we can't wait to return in 2015.
Big thanks to our sponsors!
Another big thanks to our awesome volunteers. We simply couldn't do it with out you.
Results can be found here
. Series Standings are here
Join us for round 5 and the series finale at the Chuckanut Enduro