Race Report: 2021 Cascadia Dirt Cup Round 2 - Darrington

Aug 27, 2021
by Trey Wilson  

CDC # 2 Darrington, WA
Words and Photos by Patrik Zuest
Otto Begus keeping it low on stage 2.

August 21st brought the Cascadia Dirt Cup to the North Mountain trails outside of Darrington, WA. This is a newer trail system with shuttling in mind and steep, PNW trails at its heart. The Race Cascadia crew decided to use everything Darrington has to offer with an 18 mile 4800' of vert day for sport through the pro ranks, with a shorter day for the Enduro Light category. As always the riders were ecstatic with the opportunity of a big day on the bike, legit trails, and some tasty food and beverages at the end. At the end of the day, Andrew Cavaye and Caroline Jarolimek came out on top of the pro category.

First off a big thank you to all of the volunteers that make these races happen.

James Hultgren dropping into stage 3 on the expert pro course.

Seth Kiser channeling the unicorn's powers on the last stage for the Sport men.

Even though it was a dry and dusty race.... the PNW forest is still lush and green.

I'd be scared too with a sea of eager expert men charging up the hill at me too.

Caroline Jaromilek on her way to winning Pro women.

Aaron Bradford not so sloth-like in the blown-out dust of stage two.

Who has the better Yoga Pose?

Which way do you choose?

Jameson Florence choosing the right line.

John Hunt flying deep on his way to winning Sport 30-39.

Shellie Davis showing it is always fun out there.

Wyatt Dixon on his way to the podium

Jack Spranger just missing out on the Pro podium.

Demetri Triantafillou railing the dust.

Race Cascadia give back to the local trail organization at every CDC. $5,000 going to Evergreen MTB Alliance for more trails.

Pro Podiums

Full results can be found here.


  • 6 1
 Picture of "John hunt" is actually Graham Leese who won expert 30-39 rather than sport. That's my bro so I can confirm identity haha
  • 5 0
 Thanks man! tried my best based on results and hard to see number plate on it. Not knowing everyone personally have to make an educated guess sometimes!
  • 1 0
 How blown out are the trails after the race? Are they in need of maintenance or are they in pretty good shape?
  • 1 0
 @zuestman: totally understandable, great pics!
  • 2 0
 @HSLD: I was riding sweep to make sure everyone made it down. Trails are pretty blown out. Thankfully we got a little rain today but doubt it was enough to do much.
  • 1 0
 I need to get out there. Hear so many good things about that trail system. It’s just so hard to drive past Tokul, Tiger and RR with a bike on the back.
  • 3 0
 Darrington is definitely worth passing Tokul, Tiger and RR. Get out there. It's worth it.
  • 1 0
 I find it very easy.
  • 1 0
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