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Bicycle Racing, Mountain Biking, Washington

Downhill and Dirty in the Desert




I spent enough years drinking cheap booze and “attending” classes at Eastern Washington University to be called “Doctor.”

During that time, I enjoyed the awesome and flowy trails offered by the dry side of Washington.

For anyone new to the area, most of Washington state lies east of the Cascade mountains where it rains little more than it does in Arizona. Thus, lots of fast and fun desert off road riding. One of the pinnacles of the early mountain bike racing season is the Hubapalooza downhill race and the People’s Enduro, the first stop on the All Gravity race series.

The trails are located at Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani park. This year’s event offers free camping for registered riders in the Camp Sekani parking lot. In addition to downhill and enduro racing, there is a fun night ride for registered riders and a jam session for dirt jumping enthusiasts.

If you’re looking to get out of the rain and clouds, come on out for some dusty fun.

I will be racing the enduro on Sunday, but I’ll be hanging out at Camp Sekani sampling the offerings of Evanson Handcrafted Distilling all weekend.

Come on out for fun in the sun!


Abominable Alaska Fat Bike State Championship

Abominable #3 Alaska Fat Bike State Championship

  • Date – Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM
  • Location – Kincaid Park by the Chalet and Bunker
  • Registration
    • Save some money and register for all three of our races for $50 at Chain Reaction Cycles from Tuesday, December 2 through Saturday, December 6 until 2pm. Or register the day of the race on site for $20 (cash and check only).
    • On site registration will be from 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
  • Pre-Race Meeting – The pre-race meeting will be held at 5:50 PM at the Start/Finish.
  • Course Information
    • Start/Finish – The race will start and finish behind the Kincaid Bunker on the wide multi-use trail.
    • Experts will start first and complete 4 laps, Sports will start 1 minute later and complete 2 laps, and Beginners will start another 1 minute later and complete 1 lap.
    • Race course and number of laps subject to change depending on conditions.
  • Swag/Awards
    • There will be a small awards ceremony shortly after the Expert Racers Finish.
    • There will be finish line prizes provided by Bear Tooth and Chain Reaction Cycles for the top three in each category.
  • Volunteers – We are always looking for volunteers. Let us know if you are interested in volunteering by emailing ASS State Champ Updated 2-28-2015
Alley Cat Racing, Bicycle, Events, Races, Rides, Road, Seattle

Rabbit Hole Alleycat + Sprint! (Saturday!)

What’s that?! The Dead Baby Downhill isn’t ENOUGH for you? You want, crave, NEED more more more alleycat action? Yeah. Me too.

This is the second alleycat that I’ve seen from Alan Zian Chen and Wade Schultz. The last one was a blast, even though all the stops were UW buildings that I had no idea how to locate. And the sprints afterwards are super fun. These guys put on a good race, and this one should be no exception. Prizes coming in from Zlog, Sureshot coffee, Monorail Espresso, Recycled Cycles, Namsayin, and CASH PRIZES should be enough incentive to get over your post-downhill hangover and get out and race. Plus, these guys even pushed the start time (4PM) to let you get plenty of fluids, Advil, and greasy hangover food in you before the start. Nice fellas.
$10 for the whole sha-bang!
CASH goes back to winners! Prizes!
RACE START: 4:00PM sharp, sprints to be held after alleycat at location TBA.
Bring your bike, pen, bag, lock, beer!

Alaska, Alley Cat Racing, Bicycle, Cyclocross, Events, Races, Rides, Road, Travel

Hatcher Pass Road Race

If you’re looking for a bad ass race in the Great North- this one is looking brutal.

Crazy ascent and gravel roads.  7500+ of climbing.

  • Elevation gain/loss: +7500ft / -7500ft
  • Distance: 70 miles
  • Estimated finishing time: 4 – 6 hours
  • Recommended Bike: Cyclocross with low gearing and finely tuned brakes. Road bikes with 28c tires can be made suitable with caution.
  • Field limit: 50 riders
  • Support: Lead vehicle with wheel support, camera car, and broom wagon.
  • Weather: This is Alaska. The weather could range anywhere from 75 degrees and sunny to 35 degrees and snowing. Be prepared.
  • Lodging: We will have a limited number of rooms at the cabin available for key athletes, sponsors, and for rent. Camping and additional lodging in Wasilla is available.
  • Location and Travel: 2 hours north of Anchorage, Alaska which is serviced by most major airlines.



Alley Cat Racing, Bicycle, Events, Seattle

Resurrection V wrap up.

Saturday April 7th in the year of our Lord, two thousand and twelve, marked the 5th anniversary of the Resurrection Race. 67 folks came out to take part in what has become the kickoff alleycat race for the spring season in Seattle. Rob Kittelson, one of the organizers for the 2013 North American Cycle Courier Championships (NACCC) took home first place, and with it, the amazing bag from our friends at Seagull– who have supported us in the last four years of the Resurrection. Thirteen women raced, with Marcy Sutton taking first place in the women’s category.

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Events, Races, Road

CBS’s Tour of the Unattended

July 11th to July 15th

In celebration of the second week of the Tour de France, Cascade Bicycle Studio is proud to present the Tour of the Unattended.  The Tour of the Unattended is a cumulative 5-day SOLO cycling challenge in celebration of the Tour de France.   Each stage must be ridden on the prescribed day,  on the prescribed course.   Daily and overall rider participation and rankings will be posted on their website each day.

Check out the stages below: