4 Jan 2017
2017 CASCADIA DIRT CUP: SCHEDULE RELEASE
The Cascadia Dirt Cup is pleased to announce its 2017 events calendar. Entering its fifth year, the CDC has emerged as the premier enduro series in the Northwest and beyond. As a model for other enduro series, the CDC has donated over $70,000 to local trail stewards since 2013 and in the last 2 years has contributed 1000+ hours of trail work through its Work-Eat-Shred program. The momentum is high and so are the expectations, and Series Director Trey Wilson isn’t about to hit cruise control. “We’re currently working as hard as ever planning for the upcoming season, evaluating our series and adding new features.” The CDC is committed to delivering a race experience that is positive and rewarding for all levels and abilities, from the pros to the weekend warriors, from first place to last. In 2017 we are projecting an additional $25,000 in donations to trails and over 600 hours to trail work.
Image courtesy of Eric Ashley
We are excited and humbled to have such well-established industry leaders and trusted brands to headline our sponsor line-up for 2017. Full Speed Ahead has signed on as the title sponsor for 2017. FSA has been with the CDC since the beginning as a supporting sponsor and the ever present Neutral Support. They will continue Neutral Support, as well as have a huge presence in all things CDC.
We welcome Dakine onboard as a co-presenting sponsor and we look forward to forging a solid relationship with this iconic brand.Shimano, our tried and true-blue, will continue their unbridled commitment to the CDC as co-presenting sponsor.
Lastly, we welcome Transition Bikes as the “Official Bike of the Cascadia Dirt Cup“.
Transition Bikes is extremely pleased to partner with the Cascadia Dirt Cup once again. We feel that the CDC does an exceptional job providing a well-rounded experience at their events, and we want to support that. Not to mention that they have given back $70k to local trail advocacy groups in the 4 years they’ve been around. This has created a huge growth in the MTB community in the NW. Who doesn’t want to be a part of that? We’ll have representation at all the rounds, providing all kinds of opportunities to Party In the Woods. We can’t wait for 2017! – Lars Sternberg of Transition Bikes
2017 Race Schedule
*April 29 – Post Canyon Enduro – Hood River, OR
*May 20 – Tiger Mt. Enduro – Issaquah, WA
*July 22 – Capitol Forest Enduro – Olympia, WA
August 27 – Chuckanut Enduro – Bellingham, WA
September 16 – Ranger Creek Enduro – Greenwater, WA
Bonus Points Race
June 24th & 25th – North American Enduro Cup – Kellogg, ID
(The North American Enduro Cup is a stand alone race that can be used for CDC series points but will not be included with the purchase of a series pass.)
*New for 2017 we are offering Youth 13U enduros that will consist of 2 to 3 stages. Racers must be able to complete a comparable ride of approximately 10 miles in length and up to 2000 feet in elevation gain. Youth will be offered a special rate of $40 for single race entry.
Registration will open on January 1st at noon (PST). 50 Series Passes will be available for $350.00 and individual races at $85.00 ($40 Youth 13U) plus transaction fees through Cycle Component Network (CCN).
We are excited to continue our SheSpoke pre-ride program for 2017. These pre-rides were wildly popular last season and helped increase our women racers by 30%. Rides will be led by local women MTB teams. The schedule is in the works and will be announced as soon as we get it dialed in.
Image courtesy of Eric Ashley
Article courtesy of Trey Wilson of PinkBike
You can view the full article on Pinkbike.com HERE