Hubapalooza 2018 Recap

Apr 24, 2018 at 13:07
by Skye Schillhammer  
Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Hubapalooza is about bringing people together. The northwest had a long winter, and everyone is ready to get the bike season going. This event just wrapped up its 10th year anniversary, and historically marks the beginning of the racing season in the PNW.

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The weekend kicks off with day one of two of the People's Enduro on Saturday morning.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
Tucked amongst the pine trees are some seriously challenging rock moves

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
Stages ranged from slow tech, to high speed flow

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
This weekend is notorious for wild weather conditions, luckily the timing team was prepared

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
Dirt smiles.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
Chris Andreasen, owner of the BikeHub, didn't race but still enjoyed the stoke while pre riding each stage.

Photo Credit Ben Tobin cavemfg
Day 2 of the enduro uses some of the jump trails and DH courses.

Unlike many race venues, Beacon Hill is a place to bring the whole family, and every bike you own. There are trails ranging from flowy singletrack, knarly rocks, and big senders. Even when riders are off the clock, they are still pushing up the hill to get laps on the jump lines spread across the hill. After the DH race ends on Saturday, big bikes get traded in for little bikes for the high jump contest. This is quickly becoming one of the most entertaining and rowdiest events of the weekend.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Photo Credit Ben Tobin cavemfg
Even some DH bikes in the mix.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
Jack was crowned this years winner, blasting 9ft up. Measured from the top of the landing.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Both Saturday and Sunday have a DH race. These courses are classic, and have been raced for ten years without the need for much variation. A good mix of high speed and technical sections keep it interesting.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
It's possible MattPatt has done almost every race at Beacon Hill.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
Exiting the "Jetson's Line"

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
The roll into the "Seattle Line"

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
The huck to flat heckle section draws a pretty rowdy crowd.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
VeloNW's Josh Tofsrud, on the mic for the awards and raffle giveaways.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
The DH courses have been known to eat people up, Tim Healy took a hard slam, glad to see you are ok buddy!

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
VeloNW's right hand man, Barry Lunden.

When the racing ends, the mega trains through the jumps begin!

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
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Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
dh bikes, trail bikes, and dj bikes can all session together.

Photos for Hubapalooza 2018 recap. All photos taken by and property of Ben Tobin cavemfg
The sun managed to poke out a few times which really helped get the stoke flowing!

Photo Ben Tobin

Huge thanks to Josh Tofsrud and his team of volunteers to continue to put on this event!

If this looked like a good time, catch VeloNW's next race weekend at Mt. Spokane! Banner with details below
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For more information, head over to velo-northwest.com

Video: Skye Schillhammer
Photos: Ben Tobin


3 Comments

  • + 1
 Fantastic write-up and photos. Any chance I can have the password for the vid? Nice work!
  • + 1
 all good now!
  • + 1
 Wish I could have gone. It's always a good time. Next year!!

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