The 2017 NW Cup will hit the season midpoint on June 16–18 at Tamarack Bike Park in Donnelly, Idaho. We took a quick visit to the park last week and as a result are even more stoked to race at our newest venue. Killer trails, what should be an epic last stretch to the finish line, and every category will be stoked with their track. All that and it's nestled in a stunningly beautiful spot. Some Words from the Crew at Tamarack
"Tamarack Resort is located on the shores of Lake Cascade in Southwest Idaho. The mountain above is home to the Tamarack Bike Park. The bike park is serviced by the Tamarack Express chairlift which accesses 1,700 vertical feet of terrain. The bike park features everything from flowy beginner trails, rock and wooden features and rugged expert terrain. There are more than 20 miles of trail with all of them ending at the Tamarack base area. There, bikers can cool off with a food and a beverage on the outdoor patio of Seven Devils."
"When not on the trails, bikers will find plenty of things to do including lake activities, ziplines, white water rafting… all of which is just steps away from dozens of lodging options located next to the bike trails. " More About the Bike Park
"Tamarack made an initial investment of $2M in its downhill and cross-country bike trails. Recently, the team of the Tamarack Bike Park has been working on improving and growing the existing trail network. Technical trails like Hibernator and Smokejumper have seen significant refurbishments. And, the smooth and flowy trail, Hockey Mom, reopened last summer for the first time since 2007. "
"New trails like Paperboy and Lower Lupine were created last summer for some lower mountain variety for beginner and intermediate riders."
"All this work hasn’t gone unnoticed. Riders in the Pacific Northwest voted Tamarack the number four bike park in the PNW in the mtbparks.com Annual Riders’ Choice Awards."
At the midpoint of the season, here
are the points standings courtesy of Roots & Rain.
NW Cup 4 is not to be missed if there is any way you can swing it. Thanks as always to our amazing sponsors of the 2017 NW Cup!