Back in it's sixth incarnation, as part of the Hub-A-Palooza weekend, the Double Down Hoe Down massed over a hundred riders to compete in two days of downhill racing. Each day offered a different course, both taking off from the top of Camp Sekani just outside of Spokane, WA.
Saturday's race followed after the popular The People's Enduro
race, making use of: Sidewinder, the Downhill Course, and Hollywood. The majority of the crowd — and the most animated hecklers — congregated around Hollywood (an intermediate jump trail) that fed into the finish line.
As an added bonus to a full day of downhill racing a friendly high jump competition kept participants and spectators entertained while the results were calculated.
This event was organized by Josh Tofsurd of All Gravity Series
who was joined this year by The Bike Hub
Jeff Scherer (Cat 2 Men 30-39) riding the Downhill Course.
Harrison Voorhees (Cat 3 Men 19-29) clearing a gap on Sidewinder.
Jake Roberts (Cat 3 Men 19-29).
Pete Kinsey and Brian Wilson (Cat 2 Men 30-39) starting into the Downhill Course.
Mike Lawless (Cat 2 Men 19-29).
Cody North (Cat 2 Men 19-29) cresting the top of a granite formation.
Mike Brawley and Jason Balajadia (Cat 2 Men 30-39) clearing the road gap.
Scott Knapp (Cat 2 Men 15-18 ) tearing through Hollywood.
Corey Hunter (Cat 2 Men 15-18 ). Patterns help you get more air.
Robbie Cook (Cat 2 Men 15-18 ).
Darcie Gray (Cat 1 Women) all smiles through Hollywood, Jeremy Fetsko unaffected by some heated heckling, and Casey Roberts (Cat 2 Men 19-29) nailing his line.
Eric Van Steen (Cat 2 Men 30-39) on Sidewinder.
Racers taking a break and spectating.
Zach McCracken (Cat 2 14 & Under) shredding through Hollywood.
Mike Estes (Cat 1 Men 40+) playing it close with the pine trees.
Jim McCracken (Cat 1 Men 40+).
A spectator plays the song of his people on a derelict fork.
West Coast Racing: Joey Rodriguez (Cat 2 14 & Under), Sandy Densmore (Cat 1 Women), and Mitchell Schmidt (Cat 2 Men).
Curt Smith (Cat 1 Men 30-39) styling for the crowd.
Nathan McDonald (Cat 1 Men 30-39).
Dugan Crittenden (Cat 1 Men 40+) presses forward despite a blown tire.
Travis Erickson (Cat 1 Men 30-39).
William Floyd (Cat 1 Men 19-29) spotting the exit.
Travis Roezner (Cat 1 Men 19-29) races past in a flash of yellow to the crowds delight.
Ray Peacock and Ryan Bowen (Cat 1 Men 19-29) hugging the turns.
Megaphones and beer, tools of the heckling trade.
Casey Hoffman (Cat 1 Men 19-29).
Fun for young and old alike.
Gretchen Nelson (Cat 1 Women) flooring it through Hollywood.
Bryan Crum (Pro Men).
Nikolas Clarke (Pro Men) nice clearing the step up.
Jonathan Allyn (Pro Men) finding the line.
Kent Billingsley (Pro Men) and a specator both catching air.
Kyle Thomas (Pro Men) powering through the winning run.
Event organizer Josh Tofsrud works with Barry Lunden to compile the race times.High Jump Contest
Styling during the high jump contest.
Winning jump by Lucas Chalcraft (Pro Men).Results
1. Kyle Thomas
2. Kent Billingsley
3. Lucas Chalcraft
1. Jaime Rees
2. Karen O'Connell
Category 1 Women:
1. Julie Crittenden
2. Gretchen Nelson
3. Sandy Densmore
Category 1 Men (15-18 ):
1. Zach Sedivy
2. Lukas Makaay
3. Trevor Altizer
Category 1 Men (19-29):
1. Weston Potter
2. Ryan Bowen
3. Anthony Williams
Category 1 Men (30-39):
1. Nathan McDonald
2. Travis Erickson
3. Jeff Rees
Category 1 Men (40+):
1. Bryan Connelly
2. Rich Densmore
3. Mike Estes
Category 2 Women:
1. Susan Himes
Category 2 (14 & Under Girls):
1. Kate Sanders
Category 2 Men (15-18 ):
1. Eli Murphy
2. Josh Gibb
3. Conor Cawthorn
Category 2 Men (19-29):
1. Casey Roberts
2. Cody North
3. Ben Grover
Category 2 Men (30-39):
1. Mike Brawley
2. Brian Wilson
3. Pete Kinsey
Category 2 Men (40-49):
1. Andrew Clarke
2. Time Lieb
3. Gary Goodspeed
Category 2 (14 & Under):
1. Zach McCracken
2. Ethan Lieb
3. Parker Bryant
Category 3 Men (15-18 ):
1. Joe Deschamps
2. AJ Black
3. Thatcher Nixon
Category 3 Men (19-29):
1. Harrison Voorhees
2. Jake Roberts
3. Andrew Engles
Category 3 Men (40+):
1. Jeff Engles
2. Todd Maser
3. Ed Assed
Category 3 (14 & Under):
1. Colton Sanders