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The People's Enduro - Hub A Palooza 2014

Mar 27, 2014
by Eric Ashley  
Just outside the city of Spokane, WA rise two unassuming summits. Home to over thirty mountain bike trails, Beacon Hill and Camp Sekani provide easy access to "back yard" singletrack for local riders. Add to the mix a low elevation that generally provides favorable trail conditions, and you have the perfect recipe for an early Spring enduro race.

Part of the Hub-A-Palooza Weekend, The People's Enduro gathered nearly 50 riders to enjoy some March riding. While using a similar route to last year's King of Beacon Race, The People's Enduro differed by virtually eliminating climbing during stages and instead allowed riders to do their climbing in-between.

A below freezing start and trails that thawed into grease on the first two stages were in keeping with the challenges of a early season race. Despite the cold temps and splattering mud, there were an abundance of smiles and impressive rides.

This event was organized by Josh Tofsurd of All Gravity Series who was joined this year by The Bike Hub.

Stage One
2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
The start of stage one over looking Spokane on a chill morning.

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Brant Havro (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Adam Ransavage (Pro Men).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Jeff Zickler (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Alex Zbarazky (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Kris Holden (Pro Men).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Willie Hobbs (Pro Men).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Kyle Thomas (Pro Men).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Matt Patterson (Pro Men).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Nate Hoch (Pro Men).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Adam Ransavage (Pro Men).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Jaime Rees (Pro Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Shannon Holden (Pro Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Jeff Zickler and Forrest Taylor (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Brant Havro (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
David Hanner (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Dan Garrett (Expert Men 40+).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Emily Sabelhaus (Expert Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Becca Parish (Expert Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Matthew MacKay (Sport Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Nicola Kuhn (Sport Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Jacob Holthaus (Sport Men 19-39).

Stage Two
2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Jeremy Tanner (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Bobby Burken (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Julie Crittenden (Expert Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Julie Crittenden (Expert Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Chris McFarland (Sport Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Jacob Holthaus (Sport Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Phillip Lewis (Sport Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Trying to avoid the grease.

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Chris Jakubowski (Sport Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Dustin Rogers (Sport 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Nicola Kuhn (Sport Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Lauren Kuennen (Sport Women).

Stage Three
2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Ciara MacDonald (Junior Ladies).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Julie Crittenden (Expert Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Matt Patterson (Pro Men).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Kyle Hanley and Forrest Taylor (Expert Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Ciara MacDonald (Junior Ladies).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Dan Garrett (Expert Men 40+).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
A view from the back of the pack.

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Kristian Duft (Sport Men 19-39).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Ryan Kuhn (Expert Men 40+).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Approving spectators showing their support.

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Emily Sabelhaus (Expert Women).

2014 The People s Enduro Race - Hub A Palooza.
Parker Bryant (Junior Men 18 & Under).


Results

Pro Men:
1. Kyle Thomas
2. Willie Hobbs
3. Nat Hoch

Pro Women:
1. Jamie Rees
2. Shannon Holden

Expert Men (19-39):
1. Nick Bell
2. David Hanner
3. Kyle Hanley

Expert Men (40+):
1. Dan Garrett
2. Ryan Kuhn
3. Chris Bentley

Expert Women:
1. Becca Parish
2. Julie Crittenden
3. Emily Sabelhaus

Junior Expert:
1. Caleb Mulford

Sport Men (19-39):
1. Kristian Duft
2. Reny Follett
3. Jacob Holthaus

Sport Men (40+):
1. Andrew Clarke
2. Matthew Morrison

Sport Women:
1. Lauren Kuennen
2. Meredith Noble
3. Nicola Kuhn

Junior Men 18 & Under:
1. Parker Bryant

Junior Ladies:
1. Ciara MacDonald

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14 Comments

  • + 11
 I'm in the last picture...remind me not to use a hard tail again!!!!!
  • + 2
 Um... yolo?
  • + 3
 Naw. Keep using a hardtail. It's good for your skillzzz
  • + 4
 You only yolo once.
  • + 1
 I rebuilt my hardtail yesterday cause of your epicness
  • + 5
 Figured I should post some witty enduro comment here, but I rode this event and it was awesome!
  • + 13
 Thank you for not making another lame pun. Not sure how much more I can enduro.
  • + 2
 Loved the race. The mud on the course was a special blend of freezing baby shit and milk chocolate. Stage 2 was some of the best singletrack I have ridden. Please do this more!
  • + 3
 Nice work Spokanites! I live in Portland but love coming to the inland empire to rid your in-town trails. I wish I could say the same for my town.
  • + 4
 Super fun race and the seattle line through the rock garden was rowdy!!
  • + 1
 Great race and great pics...will be back next year for sure.
  • + 1
 What a great photo journal! It was a fantastic weekend….way to Enduro!
  • + 1
 Vuvuzelas out to destroy another good event.
  • + 1
 Nice work Kyle Hanley!

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