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2016 NW Cup #3 Mt Bike Race

2016 NW Cup #3 Mt Bike Race

NW Cup Heads South to Skibowl
May 24, 2016

by Scott Tucker

After two stellar rounds of racing, the NW Cup heads South to the foothills of Mt. Hood at Skibowl Bike Park. Given the news as of late, let's hope it's not an "explosive" weekend in the Hood.

They've been excavating snow for weeks to make sure you get to rip down the classic tracks, and some new stuff. The Cat 3 track is all new up top with a ribbon of fresh singletrack that will send you into Gnar Gnar with a smile. There's also a newly revamped skills park at the bottom to kill time between runs. Cannonball is more pimped than ever, and the crew at Skibowl are psyched for the opening weekend to be all about bikes.

Check out the current standings here Big thanks to Roots and Rain for helping crunch numbers this year. It's an awesome site to look back through the years of the NW Cup and virtually every other race.

Big thanks to all our sponsors again. They have been going off this year keeping the raffles stacked and helping in a bunch of other ways.

Special thanks as well to the guys at Transition Bike Company for facilitating our pre-ride vids. I guess it was a little wet last weekend so peek through the splatter. Might want to hook up with Dialed MTB for a fender if things are like this.

 

Here is the weekends schedule:

Friday May 27: Registration is from 1pm to 5pm.  Training/Race is 2pm to 6pm - all categories.

Saturday, May 28: Registration from 9am to 5pm. Training/Race: 10am to 2pm for CAT II & Cat III, 2pm to 5pm for PRO & Cat I, seeding run PRO/JR EXP 5:45pm.

Sunday, May 29: Registration from 8:30am to 9:00am.  Training 9am to 10am - one run only. 10:20am - Racer meeting at the finish. 11am - Start!

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to watch as PRO/CAT I contestants race from the peak of Skibowl at 5,100 feet, down the Cannonball run, reaching speeds up to 50 mph, then through the technical Woods trail, finishing at the Skibowl West base area.  If you have never seen a downhill mountain bike race, this is an awsome opportunity to see some brave people race down a mountain on two wheels!  Non racers can enjoy the over 20 attractions at the Adventure Park during their weekend stay.

The Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl was one of the first areas in the nation to provide lift assisted mountain biking.  That tradition continues today, 28 years later, with miles of trails accessed by two chairlifts.  Bike and helmet rentals are available on site.

To register, click here.  More information will be available closer to the event. For a complete Skibowl Mt Bike race schedule, please click HERE

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