The Sturdy Dirty Enduro, presented by Liv, is expanding from a single event in Washington State to a 3-state series in 2017, becoming the world’s only enduro mountain bike race series focused on women.
Sturdy B*tch Racing, a Seattle-based mountain bike team dedicated to promoting women in mountain biking through racing, trail building and race organizing, has announced the 4th annual Sturdy Dirty Enduro mountain bike race will now include races in Washington, Oregon and California as part of its new series for 2017. Registration opens February 14th.
Joined by partner Roam Events to help with expansion efforts, and by returning title sponsor Liv—now Series Title Sponsor—Sturdy B*tch Racing is seeking participants, sponsors and volunteers to be part of a women’s event series that’s the only one of its kind in the world.2017 Sturdy Dirty Enduro Race Series:
June 17 -- Seattle, WA
Aug. 19 -- Oakridge, OR
Oct. 14 -- Big Bear Lake, CAThe Event
: The Sturdy Dirty Enduro, now a 3-race series, brings women racers together to experience timed downhill-orientated course sections, uphill transition trail riding and fun-filled aid stations. Racers can expect a serious race in a festive environment, with costumed volunteers and themed aid stations. (Aid stations in the past have involved bacon hand-ups, waffle s’mores, a Mexican cantina, and a limbo station.) After each race the party will continue with food, beverages, awards, and a raffle.
Says Ady Bee Lane, one of six Sturdy Dirty Enduro organizers: “We’re thrilled not only to put on this fun event for the fourth year in a row but also to bring the Sturdy Dirty down the Pacific Coast to its two new locations. We’re spreading the awesome, so everyone has a chance to experience the challenge, the camaraderie, and the fun that is the Sturdy Dirty. We are especially excited to be working with Liv again, who have been great supporters of the Sturdy Dirty.”
More information about the race series and the new venues will be available on the event website in early February. Course details will be announced closer to each race date. The courses will be designed to appeal to the majority of racers, though riders should be aware that certain sections of trail may pose some difficulty for beginner riders. Racers can expect around 3,000 feet of elevation gain and 15 miles of riding. (Elevation and mileage will vary from venue to venue.) Registration
: Race registration will be available on www.sturdydirty.com
starting February 14, 2017. Early sign-up for the full series or for individual races is encouraged, as last year the Washington race sold out within 28 hours.
For more information and future updates, visit www.sturdydirty.com
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