Continuing north after round five of the CES, The Kali Road Warrior made his way to Battleground, Washington for the third Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro Race - The Yacolt Burn. Racer Support was on the scene early Friday morning for a fun and rowdy day of practice. Both Kali Protectives and Shimano were on site to make sure everyone's race weekend went as smooth and as safe as possible.
With fresh precipitation in the days leading up to the event, the trails were in perfect condition! Between early morning setup and the first rush of racers finishing practice laps, I got to sneak out for a quick ride. This was one of those days that we all dream about! In true quirky Northwest fashion, there was a guy on bagpipes belting out some inspiration for all the racers on practice day. The sound of the pipes rang loud throughout the misty morning.
Then came race day! While most racers were able to keep it upright, there were a few that pushed it too hard into the slippery roots and rocks. My buddy Tim from Hood River was one of the fallen. Luckily, the Kali Road Warrior Racer Support helmet exchange was there to keep him safe with a fresh Kali helmet.
Just after the last racers crossed the finish line, the clouds broke up and gave way to the blazing hot sun and blue skies. Thankfully, the cloud cover remained throughout the early part of the day when the pros and experts climbed almost 5000 feet on their way to the beginning of each stage. Fortunately, there were very few crashes, and only five enduro helmets were exchanged to riders in need of a new Kali helmet to keep their race weekend going to the end.
The Pro Men's Podium. These guys are fast! Local Washingtonian, Luke Strobel with the win and local Hood River Oregonian, Nick Hardin hot on his heels! For a full race recap click the link on Pinkbike.
What is the Kali Race Support Program and who is the Road Warrior?
In an effort to support events and racers of all levels, Kali Protectives has launched a new Race Support helmet exchange program in conjunction with the Kali Road Warrior.
We all ride and unfortunately, crashes do happen. Sometimes that happens at an event or race weekend, resulting in your helmet being damaged and unsafe to continue to use. But you have more racing to do. What now? When the Road Warrior attends a scheduled event, registered racers/attendees have the opportunity to submit their crash damaged helmet for inspection, and exchange it for a brand new Kali helmet at no charge. Kali is on hand to ensure riders can continue to compete without worrying about their helmet. Currently, the program is limited to the West Coast, however, we are preparing to launch another Road Warrior and Race Support Program in Canada. Providing this initiative continues to be successful, we may establish Road Warriors in other territories.
If you would like to learn more about the Kali Road Warrior or possibly schedule him to attend your next event, shoot an email to email@example.com.