Most photos by Paris Gore
Words and some photos by Danielle Baker
Video by Teller Digital


Trans-Cascadia just happened to begin on the first day of Autumn, it just happened to have all sixty-six racers start and finish each stage, and it just happened to wrap-up under a super moon eclipse around a campfire with celebratory stories being shared. Most people are hesitant when it comes to committing to a first year event, it's human nature to want to wait until the kinks are worked out, the details are sorted, and the processes are in place have been practiced. But never has the phrase 'fortune favours the bold' be more true of an event. Those racers who took a chance on the inaugural Trans-Cascadia race were rewarded with four days of memories made around epic rides, social meals, and the occasional bonfire jumping.

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Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Trans Cascadia Day One
Tommy McGrath and Lars Sternberg
Allan Cooke
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Krunk Shox
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Mark Weir
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Trans Cascadia Day One
Trans Cascadia Day One
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Trans Cascadia Day One
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Climbing up for the first stage
Fuzzy John
Top of Stage 3 day 1
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Trans Cascadia Day One
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Matthew Slaven
Darren Seeds
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Danielle Baker
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Alex Gardner
Trans Cascadia Day One
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Trans-Cascadia 2015 Day 2 images by Paris Gore
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015
Trans-Cascadia 2015 Day 2 images by Paris Gore
Trans-Cascadia 2015 Day 2 images by Paris Gore
Trans-Cascadia 2015 Day 2 images by Paris Gore
Geoff Kabush
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Jenny Conway
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Allan Cooke
Geoff Kabush
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Mark Weir finshin for some cuts.
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Lars Sternberg
Geoff Kabush
Barry Wicks
Fuzzy John
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Trans-Cascadia Day 3 2015 images by Paris Gore
Mark Weir
Lars Sternberg
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Krunk Shox
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Image from the Trans-Cascadia Enduro by Paris Gore.
Trans-Cascadia Day 3 2015 images by Paris Gore
Here he comes to save the day
Andrew Knot
Top of stage 17.
Mark Weir
Trans-Cascadia Day 4 images by Paris Gore
Trans-Cascadia Day 4 images by Paris Gore
Shielding techniques
Trans-Cascadia Day 4 images by Paris Gore
Trans-Cascadia Day 4 images by Paris Gore
Trans-Cascadia 2015

Daily Recaps:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four

Sponsors
Shimano, PRO, Chris King, Pearl Izumi, SMITH, Travel Oregon, Modus Sport Group, Clif Bar, Spot, Stiegl, Clif Family Winery, Defender, One-Left.com, The U.S. Forest Service, OBRA, and Oregon Adventures.

About the Promoters
Modus Sport Group – Modus Sport Group understands that mountain biking is not just a sport, it’s a way to grow an appreciation for the world that we live in, we feel that this is critically important and we understand that it takes effort and work to insure this experience for the generations of riders to come. As Trails Stewards we hope our work will open up new areas of riding and contribute to maintaining current trials in order to create lasting and sustainable riding areas that will be ridden and enjoyed for years to come. For more information visit Modus Sport Group.


MENTIONS: @shimano / @SmithOptics / @TransCascadia / @parisgore / @dbaker


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21 Comments

  • + 15
 Never before have I felt such a "I HAVE TO DO THIS" feeling than after seeing all the coverage for Trans-Cascadia. It seriously looks like the best damn time.

Spent some time in Oakridge this Summer, and that is definitely a place I'd want to hang out with cool people for a week, ride some trails, drink some beers, and enjoy it all.

I hate having to plan good stuff like this around school and jobs...
  • + 9
 who needs words? Awesome pics
  • + 5
 Does Weir ever NOT have the biggest sh*t eating grin on his face????? Love to have a beer with the man (and maybe a scattered ride as well!).
  • + 1
 Hhaha I knew you was a newf before looking with the "scattered ride "
Weir is legend
  • + 5
 3 things-
1. Cascadia is super gorgeous
2. the food/beer/fellowship looked dope
3. Weir's facial hair is sketch as heck
  • + 3
 66 racers and what looks like $20,000 payout to the pros? How much money did the promoter lose on this race? Not trying to be a buzz kill because the race looks awesome.
  • + 3
 Entry was $1000 per person so I'm assuming they walked away with at least a little bit.
  • + 1
 $1000 with 66 entries minus a few for bro/sponsor deals and that's still a chuck of change.

The cap was 100 riders so maybe bringing in roughly 60% of the proceeds was a surprise but the extra money is supposed to go to local trail building advocacy groups to build/maintain more trails and nothing about that is mentioned in any of the coverage that I've seen so far. The only coverage of this event has been from paid, sponsored outlets so it's likely the hard questions weren't asked.
  • + 3
 That was so much better without any words to it at all. Says it all, looks like a great time. Smile
  • + 3
 This looks like the perfect blend of festival, race, and back-country camping trip with your friends. More like this!
  • + 1
 Wish I was fit enough to survive those climbs because the rest looks awesome.
  • + 2
 Using your giant check as a shield in a champagne fight... that's gangsta
  • + 2
 The dirt in some of those pictures looks amazing!!
  • + 1
 that catered affair looked proper, I'm starving
  • + 1
 thats da fkn dream world post..tnx pb!
  • + 1
 WTF Weir, this is not house of a 1000 corpes... grow your stash proper
  • + 2
 Doing this!
  • + 1
 Photos ROCS !!
  • + 0
 Where's Mark's sick beard(
  • + 0
 Weir, you missed a bit while shaving Razz
  • + 1
 Tour of Mark Weir-dia!

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