Race Report: 2021 Cascadia Dirt Cup Round 1 - Tiger Mountain

Jul 30, 2021
by Trey Wilson  


The past year has brought some challenges with running a race series. 2020 brought a pandemic... and then for our first race of 2021 Mother Nature decided to throw us a massive heatwave in the PNW resulting in the rescheduling of our race in Hood River. This left us with the first race of the season being this past weekend at Tiger Mountain just outside of Issaquah, WA. Mother Nature graced us with gorgeous high 70s and sunny skies making for an amazing day out on the mountain. 330 riders made it out for our sold-out enduro at the amazing trails, riding the likes of Predator, NOTG, EBAD, Joyride and Legend, the racers enjoyed dry and fast conditions on a wide range of trails. Eric Olsen and Ingrid Larouche took the pro wins with over 16mins of race time over 4 stages. As always, one of the major highlights of the race day was presenting Evergreen MTB Alliance with a check for $5,000 for their continued trail building efforts, including building more trails on Tiger Mtn.

Andi Zolton dropping the Predator Rock Roll on her way to 3rd in Pro Women

Mason Rudolph floating NOTG's roots.

Wyatt Parker on his way to winning Expert 12-14 Boys.

Linnea Rooke crushing her way to 2nd in Pro Women.

Steve Fisher slicing his way through the woods.

Josh Kahn pumping his way through East Tiget summit.

Transition Bikes and Shimano have been long time sponsors supporting the Cascadia Dirt Cup.

Marcus Pitts making his way to 5th in Sport Men 40-49 on Legend.

Alden Pate 2nd in Expert boys 15-17.

Medals and hats supporting Race Cascadia.

Everyone paying close attention to the rider's meeting early on.

Results. Everyone wants results.

Danny Washburn floating over lower Predator.

Micahel Duft winning Expert 60+.

Getting ready to drop into the rocks on Predator.

Floating the log drop on the backside of NOTG

Eric Olsen winning Pro Men....despite being sick all day!

Ethan Connel making shapes and riding it out.

Who knew a Sloth could float so effortlessly?!

Pro Women's Podium

Pro Men's Podium



15 Comments

  • 8 0
 Predator is such a sick trail!
  • 7 3
 CDC runs incredible events but I've been disappointed with their stage selections. Tiger has some great long descents, so why not use them? Pay $95 and spend several hours on the mountain for 4 stages and 16-20 minutes of racing? Tiger has the ability to have single stages that long! Still a great event though and everyone had a great time!
  • 1 0
 What other challenging trails would you have rather done? I raced it and I thought it was a pretty solid course for Tiger. I suppose they could have connected NOTG > Fully Rigid? I still don't know of any 20 minute stages you are referring to.
  • 6 1
 @hukriede: you might be miss understanding his ability to take 20min to ride any of the trails in full Smile
  • 1 1
 @hukriede: ETS:Preston, ETS:OTG:FR:JR, NOTG:FR:JR.
  • 1 0
 Oops that's supposed to be Preston not an emoji.
  • 1 0
 @highfivenwhiteguy Are any of those supposed to be 20 minute stages, I don't think so. My point here is that there are NO 20 minute stages at Tiger unless you want someone to pedal NWT lmao. People find any little thing to complain about. We didn't have racing for over a year for the CDC and this guy complains about there not being a 20 minute descent in a place that literally does not have the capability, unless like Aikow said above, we are very misunderstanding his ability.
  • 5 0
 Best race series in the country
  • 2 0
 Ethan Connel's "look down the trail" technique for the win! I'm taking that into the weekend!
  • 1 0
 Predator Rock Roll.
  • 12 13
 If yer sick maybe stay at home. I would have thought some things might change.
  • 2 10
flag Rageingdh (Jul 30, 2021 at 8:21) (Below Threshold)
 Looks like 330 people thought otherwise. I’d say that puts you in the minority.
  • 11 0
 You’re totally right! I heavily considered going home. But considering 1. I’m fully vaccinated 2. It was more just exhaustion from moving out of my house the day before/ I wasn’t exhibiting Covid symptoms 3. I was able to ride at the back of the pack and avoid a lot of people, and then once the race was done I was just hanging out outside with the same people the I hang out with all the time. And then my Covid test came back negative. I’m glad I didn’t go home. Cheers!
  • 2 0
 @ericolsen: Roger that. Yeah, I assumed there was more to the story. Congrats on the win!!
  • 1 0
 Also, there is pretty solid evidence that outdoor transmission of Covid rarely occurs, if at all. The UK ministry of health published a review of this data if you’d like to read more about it. Better to be outside.

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