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.
Mega thanks to all of our sponsors who make the Sturdy Dirty possible!
Race results can be found here
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