Race Report: Jill Kintner Wins the 2019 Sturdy Dirty Enduro

Jul 25, 2019
by Ash Bocast  


photography // Chris McFarland
Pro rider Delia Massey races the 2019 Sturdy Dirty Enduro at Tiger Mountain, WA

The Sturdy Dirty Enduro, presented by Liv Cycling, celebrated it's 10th race with great trail conditions, ideal weather, and a rowdy lineup of ladies ready to slay all day on the punishing trails of Tiger Mountain, WA.

The name of the game on the weekend was pretty clear for the pro field: attempt to catch the Queen of Crankworx and all-around powerhouse Jill Kintner. Everyone else had a significantly simpler, albeit not easier, goal: get down each stage fast and with the rubber side down. Racers were treated to aid stations put together by all-star volunteers who kept racers busy between stages with games like bike limbo, and slung scrumptious snacks like bacon wrapped brownies (dubbed Sturdy Bars) and cherry snow cones.

In addition to bringing together one of the largest female race turnouts in the country (typical enduro races see less than 50 women in a given race), Sturdy Dirty organizers put on several pre-race trail work days, race clinics, and fundraised $3,000 dollars for the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the nation's largest statewide mountain bike association. Evergreen will use the funds to promote and provide sustainable recreation, trail maintenance, advocacy, education, volunteerism and trail building - including over 26,000 volunteer hours throughout the year.

This was the 6th year of the Sturdy Dirty Enduro, and organizers Sturdy B*tch Racing and Roam Events are thrilled to be announcing (soon!) some exciting changes for 2020. Until then, enjoy the 2019 race report.

Racers ready for an epic day of riding

Did you remember to get your tiger stripes pre-race hair cut?l

Racing is all in the family for this mother-daughter duo

Adam sporting his best lumberjack look as part of Team Ultimate Sweep

Double unicorn horns = duo-corn?

The crew is all smiles to have made it to the top

Pro field contenders Michelle Warner and Delia Massey showcase their trail slayers whilst Jill Kintner displays a focused approach prior to Stage 1

Because racing is always more fun in a skin-tight skeleton suit

Rachel Kagan made the trip from California to see what Predator trail had in store...hint: big and sendy features

The key to bike limbo is all in the full-commitment technique

Team Dad Bod, meet Team Laser Kittens

Laura Mundy ready to drop into the start of her race day - the unicorn horn is proven to increase speed

Over the river and through the woods, to the next stage we go...

Turns and tutus - because, why not?

Radical Roots MTB Instruction owner/coach Angi Weston "goes full send" over a very trusting Madge Saunders

Mega thanks to all of our sponsors who make the Sturdy Dirty possible!

Race results can be found here. For more information about the Sturdy Dirty, visit us at our website.


  • 8 0
 super fun event, glad i made the trip down for it!
  • 6 0
 What an super awesome day with the raddest people! Thanks everyone for coming out to slay away the day at Tiger. You rock!
  • 1 0
 I ran into Jill Kintner in Whistler recently - just said hello in the lift line for Top of the World. She was super nice, and it's great to see her keep winning stuff.

Queen of Crankworx again?
  • 3 0
 That GG is looking sexy!!! Cool event
  • 2 0
 So fun! Thanks to the Sturdy Bitches and Roam Events for putting on such a rad race!
  • 2 0
 So rad!!! Such a great event.
  • 1 0
 I can't wait to cheer on my GF at one of these races!

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