2019 is a big year for cyclocross in the Pacific Northwest. The headline news is that the USA Cycling Cyclocross Championships will be held at Fort Steilacoom Park December 5-10. The Seattle-area season kicks off Sunday September 8th with MFG Cyclocross' Lake Sammamish GP presented by Planetbox. Cyclocross originated in the early 1900s as an off-season training … [Read more...] about ‘Cross is Here 2019
Wednesday evening August 15 was the finale of the 2019 Northwest Mountain Bike Series. Also known as the “Wednesday Night World Championships,” this was the series’ sixth season. The “world championships” reference pokes fun at the fact that although riders at local races and group rides are just out for bragging rights, everyone acts as though World Championship stripes … [Read more...] about NW MTB Series 2019 Finale
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