Hub-A-Palooza Announces Courses for the Return of Racing in Eastern Washington

Apr 5, 2021
by Alex Anderson  
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Hub-A-Palooza is returning to its regularly scheduled time in 2021! April 17th and 18th will bring enduro and downhill racing back to Beacon Hill in Spokane Washington. Having had to postpone the race last year until September, it is exciting to see it moving forward at its normal time this year. With a four-stage enduro on Saturday and two separate downhill races on Sunday, this should be a fun weekend!

The courses have been announced and trail previews are now live! With racing having gone so smoothly last year, the race organizers decided to stick with the same courses this year to hopefully replicate that same success. It is looking to be a good turnout as there are already more people signed up to race in 2021 than in 2020! Race registrations will be capped, so if you're looking to race you better register ASAP!


ENDURO COURSES /

1 – Wiggler > Yard Sale

2 – Commitment Issues > Master Blaster > Scared Cat

3 – Pop Rocks > Penny Lane > Hot Gates > Myth

4 – Deep Thoughts



One day, two downhill races on different courses

DOWNHILL COURSES /

Course 1 – Artificial High > Hollywood

Course 2 – Bomber

Lastly, don't forget to join for the unofficial Dirt Jam / High Jump Saturday afternoon after the enduro! Gravity Line was just rebuilt this spring and is running as good as ever!


Check out the event and get more details here;
www.velo-northwest.com/hubapalooza-2021/

And if you'd like to volunteer there are plenty of opportunities for that as well!
www.velo-northwest.com/volunteer-2020/

We hope you enjoy and can't wait to see you there!


19 Comments

  • 10 0
 Beacon is in great shape these days. Rode it yesterday - thanks Evergreen MTB for all the hard work!
  • 5 6
 It's not evergreen doing any work there.
  • 4 1
 @TimRidesBikes: chill bro they are re doing the pump track they built a year ago.
  • 2 2
 @TimRidesBikes: Unlike Tim to spread hate, lul.
  • 4 1
 @CClamer: yeah for real though, they're making great progress. Very glad they tore down that road gap and put in a pump track instead! Only thing I could ask for is some teeter-totters for me to jib on
  • 10 2
 The guy up front is FAST. Damn, really good riding.
  • 7 0
 No kidding. I just rode the top part of Bomber and bottom part of Hollywood yesterday, and I'm not sure that me and that guy are even participating in the same sport. Such fantastic trails though. I've been sacking up and doing more and more of Bomber's gaps over the last year or so, and it's such a great trail to progress on. So long as you've got someone to tow you in your first time and show you the right speed, everything is super smooth. Anyone with Beacon as their local is lucky to have it. Also, in case it's not clear from the videos, those dirt jumps are massive.
  • 4 0
 Jake is super fast! Should be fun to see how he does at the race!
  • 2 0
 @atourgates: We don't have any trails nearly that intense in Boise. I think we have more trails overall, but Beacon Hill looks like a really good place to progress.
  • 9 1
 no, I actually know them and they're both super slow
  • 7 1
 @BStaf12: Good thing there is a race for you to test your speed against theirs.
  • 4 0
 @HB208: Yeah. Ditto for Moscow. We've got a way bigger area than Beacon that our trails are spread out over, but I wouldn't be surprised if Beacon has as many, or more total miles of singletrack they pack into that small space.

And they beat the pants off of Moscow in terms of diversity of trails (though, we're working on improving that). From trails that would be great to introduce your kids to riding, through stuff I'll likely never ride.

But, your bike park down there in Boise is awesome. A great way to put those Albertsons $$s to use.

EDIT: Did the math. For comparison's sake, Moscow Mountain's riding area is about 6.5 miles by 2 miles (though, hard to calculate because it's a patchwork of private landowners who allow trails on their land) - with 83 miles of trails on Trailforks (though I think that's including some of our doubletrack/access roads).

That's 6.3 miles of singletrack for every square mile of riding area.

Beacon is about 2-miles by 0.8 miles, with 46 miles of trails listed on Trailforks.

That's 28.75 miles of singletrack for every square mile of riding area.
  • 2 0
 @atourgates: Boise has 190 miles of trail and more is being built. I also don't think that includes Bogus Basin bike park trails. If it did, we probably are pushing 240-250. 300 if you include Wilson Creek. It gets tough to compare though because there are a LOT of trails within an hour of Spokane. Also, I just realized that Ridge to Rivers (Boise's trail managers) don't include the trails in Avimor (a subdivision 20 minutes from Boise) that has been building a lot of trails recently. That would probably add another 30 miles.

Boise doesn't build legit downhill trails like Beacon has. There is a new trail SWIMBA is putting up called "Pick Your Poison" which should be legit.
  • 2 0
 @BStaf12: Yeah Jake is very overrated!
  • 3 0
 @BStaf12: it's cuz jake only rides saltese
  • 4 0
 That looks soooo fun! I just have to learn to jump.
  • 3 0
 Stoked! Hopefully the weather holds. Spring time beacon dirt is awesome before it gets blown out. Thanks for posting.
  • 2 0
 It rained yesterday and the dirt was perfect today! It's a little drier overall than it normally is this time of year though.
  • 2 0
 Yeah I was surprised how dry the grass is already up there today

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