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Round 2 of the Cascadia Dirt Cup went off this past weekend at the Raging River trails outside of Seattle, Washington.  The beautiful weather welcomed close to 600 racers from across 8 states, and Mexico, to enjoy our beautiful region and the amazing trails provided by Evergreen MTB Alliance. 

Getting ready for the day.

Kyle Joye dropping into the darkness of PT first thing in the morning.

The PNW provides natural vantage spots for viewing the event.

The debut of the 10th Anniversary beer from Iron Horse Brewery! 

Loamenter. A portmanteau, Loam + Fomenter = Loamenter. The story of Race Cascadia fomenting change for mountain bikers and trails over the last 10 years. Loamenter made its debut at the CDC Round 2 where the first cans were cracked open to commemorate a great day of racing, and the past decade, while those schralpy pints were raised to more to come! Thank you Iron Horse Brewery!

Mmm, that frosty Loamenter!

Who isn't stoked with a cold beer post race?!

Spike in Women/Girls Racing the CDC at Raging River! 110 women and girls came out for the Raging River Enduro, a 50% increase over the Tiger Mountain Enduro earlier this month. This is a metric CDC race promoters expected to see across the entire season, not just between the first two races. This is affirming and inspiring, that the extra time and attention going toward getting more women and girls racing in the CDC this season is having an impact. Much of the credit belongs to the Sturdy Dirty, an all-women enduro race and community that is bringing women and girls to the sport in record numbers. The CCDH trail, part of this year's Raging River Enduro course, was a trail build project led by the Sturdy Dirty with an incredible turnout of women at large-scale dig days that brought this trail to life. It was raced for the first time in 2021 at the Sturdy Dirty Enduro, and no surprise that so many women came back to do it again, to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Ready or not, they're on their way out to a big day on the trails.

Jill Kintner with the custom Hand Up tiger gloves!

Jill Kintner with her eye on the prize racing her third stage of the day, leading her to the overall win in Pro Women.

Julie Baird on her way to third in Pro Women.

Adeline Dishman on her way to winning Junior Sport Girls 11-13.

YOUTH RACING Youth racing continues to explode with another sold out all-youth race on Sunday at Raging River. Across both days we had 300 youth 18 & under out on bikes racing the same exact courses as the Saturday event. From very first enduro racers to our seasoned elite juniors, we even have a few youth racing at the Pro level with two taking podium steps at Raging River. Jack Spranger, age 18, took first in Pro Men with just over a one second lead over 2nd place Pro Men finisher John Richardson. Matilda "Tilly" Melton, age 14, took 2nd in Pro Women, one step from Jill Kintner, Mountain Bike World Champion and Matilda's riding buddy, bonding over their love of the sport where Jill enjoys mentoring Tilly, currently the same age she herself started racing pro.

Youth spots are available at every CDC race on Sundays, more details at wwww.racecascadia.com/events

Brody Elliott enjoying a touch of sun in the deep woods.

The youth sticker together on the climbs. They are definitely pushing the sport to new heights.

Tra Petett pulling hard on Flow State.

Wilbur Estep enjoying the Flow.
Koen Griess deep in the sunny woods of the PNW.

$8,000 TO TRAILS

The CDC is built on a model of giving back to trails. A portion of proceeds goes back to every trail system raced, with Evergreen Mountain Bike Association the beneficiary of the $8,000 donation to the trails at Raging River. This year's goal is to raise $45,000 for trails, to push the CDC over the $250,000 mark in donations over the past decade, in celebration of its 10-year anniversary. This is an ambitious but achievable goal, with great momentum gained from the first two donations this season totaling $16,000. Sender Ramps, USA was in attendance at Raging River and committed 5% of sales and a ramp to the 2022 CDC + Transition Bike Raffle for Trails to help us reach this goal. This year's raffle is bigger then ever, with two Transition Bikes, an FSA wheelset, Muc-Off Pressure Washer Bike Clean Kit and Sender USA Rookie Progression Ramp. 

Tickets can be purchased at the merch tent at every CDC event, or online at www.racecascadia.com

Trey presenting the $8,000 check to Evergreen MTB Alliance for Raging River trails.

It's a great venue for everyone to hang out together, watching racers flying into the finish line, or flop down after surviving the day.

Luca Paglia railing the turns of day two.

Lev Stryker enjoying the CCDH rock roll.

Legendary Donuts getting the volunteers going early in the morning!

Rise Brewing stoking out podium finishers!

Rapha coming in strong to support the CDC Volunteer Program this season. The CDC wouldn't be possible without volunteers and sponsors, thank you to everyone who helps to make the magic happen.

I mean come on...who doesn't imagine what it would be like to ride the trail when you are headed down to cheer on the riders!

Luke Strobel and Aaron Bradford calming climbing through the forest.

Aaron Bailey fully focused on the roots of PT.

Some days....just don't go as planned.

Aaron Bradford not as calm after saving his rear wheel kicking out off an errant root.

Luis Munoz with the style coming down at the end of the day in Hardtail Open.

Lunch never tasted so good after a long day in the saddle.

Ripping through the loam with form and function being admired by onlookers.


JR. X Open Girls Podium
Jr. X Boys Open Podium
Pro Women Podium
Pro Men Podium


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