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The Northwest Tune-Up Bikes, Music & Beer Festival, happening July 8-10 in Bellingham, WA, announced registration is now open for its MAXXIS Pumptrack Drag Race presented by EVIL BIKES. 

Register for the pumptrack race here!

This spectator-friendly, head-to-head competition will commence down at Bellingham’s beautiful Waterfront Park, backdropped by sweeping views of the bay and the San Juan Islands – the perfect place for spectators to cheer racers on with a tasty beer in hand.

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A Freshly Sculpted Track

The Waterfront’s current iconic pumptrack will undergo a complete redesign with input from professional athletes Jill Kintner and Austin “Bubba” Warren, as the festival prepares to host some of the world’s top racers. Competitors in all categories will experience a world-class track built by the one-and-only Steve Wentz of Momentum Trail Concepts. Each match pits two racers against one another as they sprint down and back through the rollers, along this newly sculpted “singletrack sidewalk.”

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Large Pro Purses

The Northwest Tune-Up is proud to offer larger-than-usual Pro purses for this race, with Pro prizes of $1500 for 1st, $1000 for 2nd, and $500 for 3rd place – as well as equal payouts for men and women.

Racers seeking to enter the invitation-only Pro category must achieve qualifying results in the Whatcom World Cup Pumptrack Race on Wednesday, June 29. Sign up here for the Whatcom World Cup Pumptrack Race Qualifier

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Amateur Categories for Adults & Youth

With adult and youth Sport categories open to the public, the pumptrack competition adds a thrilling experience for racers of all abilities, kicking off the inaugural Northwest Tune-Up Festival in style with this action-packed event.

Register for the pumptrack race here

The precursor to a night of incredible bands, including Skiitour and The Dip, and beverages on tap from the region’s best breweries, this will be an all-time, not-to-be-missed event whether racing or spectating!

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Single-Day Tickets on Sale for Northwest Tune-Up

Still need your tickets to the Northwest Tune-Up Festival? Pick up single-day tickets, 3-day passes or VIP passes, and design your perfect experience.

Purchase tickets here

With three days of mountain biking events, world-renowned bands, dozens of breweries, and 50+ brand exhibitors, the Northwest Tune-Up Festival is the summer’s premier event, celebrating all that makes the Pacific Northwest culture so incredible and unique.  

We’d like to offer a special thank you to our sponsors of the Northwest Tune-Up: Specialized, Maxxis, Evil Bikes, Smartwool, Diamondback, Transition Bikes, Superfeet and Craft MTN.


The Northwest Tune-Up is part of Bellingham's signature event program in partnership with the City of Bellingham and Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism, aimed to encourage commerce, maximize national and regional exposure, enhance the existing quality of life for residents, and help build a legacy for recreation in the Whatcom County.

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