Northwest Cup round 3 was one for the books. Wind, rain, fog, snow, and the tiniest bit of sunshine made for a variety of conditions and events. With an unbelievable downpour on Friday, limiting riding or even sending riders away, the trails became a mud pit. Unfortunately, the rain did not let up on Saturday and even turned to snow. By seeding time, the Junior Experts and Pros were treated to just under an inch of snow before the last man dropped. It's safe to say it was a cold, wet weekend. That is until Sunday. The clouds burned off, the sun shined, and the blue sky popped. Although the clouds weren't gone entirely and the rain hit for a brief moment, the bottom of the trails was able to dry and the sunglasses were brought out. From heavy rain to fog, the vision was minimal.
> Round 3 of the Northwest Cup
> Mt. Hood, Oregon
> May 24-26, 2019
> 292 total racers
> Cat 1 and Pro rode Top of Upper Bowl to Ridge Trail to Canon Ball to High Road to Pro Line Trail to Bottom Fire Hydrant to the finish.
> Cat 2 rode op of Upper Bowl to Fireball to Canon Ball to High Road to Upper Gnar Gnar to Fire Hydrant to finish or Cat II Trail to Bottom Fire Hydrant to finish.
> Cat 3 rode Top of Upper Bowl to Sunrise Trail to Sunset Trail to Upper Gnar Gnar to Fire Hydrant to finish.
> Cat 3 10 and under rode Top of Lower Bowl to Sunset Trail to entire Gnar Gnar to finish.Skibowl Bike Park mountain biking trails
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Special thanks to the sponsors of the Northwest Cup: Specialized, Shimano, Dialed MTB, Icicle Brewing, LIB Tech, FSA, Evil Bikes, Fox Head, Transition, Northwest Riders, Schwalbe, Pinkbike and Nuun!