XWA is a bikepacking race on the Cross Washington Mountain Bike Route. The 684 mile ~48,000' Route is comprised of singletrack, dirt roads, and a little pavement. Although the Route travels through remote areas, there are many resupply opportunities. The Route is physically and mentally challenging, and is also considered a test of the rider's bikepacking kit and gear. Troy … [Read more...] about Bikepacking: XWA 2019
Conditions for the 2019 Ballard Criterium presented by Carter Volkswagen were spectacular. We are fortunate to have the Ballard Crit as an ongoing event in the Pacific Northwest cycling race calendar. At the beginning of 2018 there was some question about whether it would continue. The Apex Cycling Team has been managing the event since 2014, and according to team … [Read more...] about Ballard Criterium 2020: Cycling + Mile Runs?
2019 is the 30th year of the Seward Park Series bicycle race. For historical perspective, check out this recap from the 25th year. This year's season began on April 4 and runs through August 29 (with no race on July 4). With three races every night, the Series is a way for bike racers of all abilities to test their legs, brains, and luck against some of the fastest riders in … [Read more...] about Seward Series 2019
Saturday June 8 marks the 26th edition of the Ballard Criterium. The now classic Seattle cycling race began in 1994 when it was hosted by Bill Devaney of the Ray’s Boathouse Cycling Club. Devaney hosted it through 1997. David Douglas (who organizes the event rides for the Cascade Bicycle Club, and the Seward Park Thursday Night Series) ran it between 1998 through 2007. … [Read more...] about Ballard Criterium 2019 & Pre-Party
In the early days of the Cascade Bicycle Club's Major Taylor Project (aka "MTP"), founder Ed Ewing described cycling as a mind-expanding experience for the Project's target audience: "Most of these kids live in a what is essentially a tunnel between wherever they are sleeping (which might not be their home), to school. They have no awareness of the world outside that tunnel. … [Read more...] about Rider Profile: Dashawn Hutchinson