⚠️SIGN THE NEW EVENT WAIVER: All racers must sign this waiver from our event partners, just released for race week. This is NOT the same waiver you signed for Race Cascadia when registering for this event. Youth races under age 18 attending this race without a parent MUST SIGN ONLINE BEFORE FRIDAY JULY 8th in order to race, no exceptions.
MINORS (UNDER AGE 18) | ADULTS 18+
NORTH MOUNTAIN | DARRINGTON, WA
PARKING Parking is extremely limited on North Mountain. Cars will line the main road on the drive up to and past the race venue, and must take extra care to not block through access. Please carpool to the maximum extent possible, be patient and follow signs and instructions from our parking volunteers working hard to guide you and get everyone squeezed in. Plan extra time to navigate the parking fiasco. A Discover Pass is required at North Mountain.
PLEASE BRING TO EVERY RACE
FOOD + WATER - Bring more than you think you'll need! Plan to carry at least 50 ounces of water on you at all times while riding, plus carb and protein rich snacks to have on hand throughout the day. The aid station on course is not intended to be your sole support, it's intended for water top-offs and food to supplement you. Proper preparation goes a long way in preventing emergencies on race day.
HELMETS / BODY PROTECTION Helmets must be worn at all times while on course, on both the transfers and race stages. If you're pedaling you must have your helmet securely fastened or risk disqualification. A full face helmet is highly suggested, but not mandatory. Additional body protection to consider are gloves, knee pads, eye protection, neck braces, chest protection, elbow guards, etc.
COURSE MAP Download the Trailforks App to your mobile device with updated regional maps including the event course links released on Wednesday evening of race week; if you do not have a mobile write down the course details with stage names and order to carry with you during the event, found in the race guide or on the information board in the main venue.
TRASH - Pack it in, pack it out. Please help us keep the forest clean while we're guests at the race venue.
TOOLS - Pack a small tool kit with puncture repair kit + multi tool for on the fly trailside repairs
AID - Consider a basic first aid kit with sunscreen, bug spray and bandaids to take care of the bites, burns, stings and things. A waterproof jacket, emergency blanket and whistle area all good ideas too!
Friday, July 29 PRACTICE DAY
2:00 PM Course marked for unsanctioned practice. Self-shuttling allowed during practice but must follow the no dust rule on roads and drive with extreme caution.
Don't forget your Discover Pass for parking at North Mountain
RACE DAY 1: SATURDAY JULY 30
☀️ Due to a heat advisory the race will earlier - all times have been adjusted in the schedule below:
7:00 AM Venue opens + packet pickup in the venue for anyone that did not make it to Moe's Friday night.
7:45 AM Mandatory racer briefing
7:55 AM Racer call ups start
8:00 AM First wave off
CALL UP SCHEDULE*
0800 AM - E-Bike OPEN Women, E-Bike OPEN MEN
0807 AM - Pro Men
0814 AM - Jr Expert Boys OPEN
0821 AM - Jr Expert 14-16 Boys; Jr Expert 17-18 Boys
0828 AM - Pro Women
0838 AM - Expert Men 19-29, MORE! OPEN
0848 AM - Expert Men 30-39
0900 AM - Expert Men 40-49, 50+, Hard Tail OPEN
0910 AM - All Expert Women + Girls
0920 AM - E-Bike Sport Men
0930 AM - Sport Men 19-29, Sport Men 30-39
0940 AM - Sport Men 40-49, Sport Men 50+
0950 AM - All Sport Women, E-Bike Sport Women, Enduro Lite Women
*The call up location is in the race venue – meet there at least 10 minutes before your call up time for roll call. Every racer will be checked to make sure they make they go out at their assigned time - any racer not present at their call up will be disqualified. There is absolutely NO early starts or going out with a different category without prior permission from the race director.
1:00 PM Food truck starts serving downtown at River Time Brewing
3:30 PM Podium Awards* (Estimated Time Only)
After you complete your race take your timing chip to the timing tent at the race venue where your stage times will be downloaded and results printed.
From there, head downtown to River Time Brewing for a meal and cold beverages, where we'll also be hosting the podium awards once all racers have finished.
The estimated time for the awards ceremony is 3:30 pm.
*Podiums awards are within 30 minutes of last rider turning in their timing chip; time is approximate and subject to change. Please allow extra time for relocating from the venue down to River Time with the race results, podium prizes, etc. Podiums for all race categories will be held at Moe's starting at 3:30 PM.
Medals 5 deep for all categories. Pro Purse Payout 3 Deep at $500, $250, $100 with equal payouts for men and women.
Must be present on podium to receive payouts and awards.
Complete at least four CDC races in the same category (3 races for youth and E-bike racers*) to be eligible for CDC Series Overall points and awards.
*E-Bike racers earn series points at CDC North Mountain and North Slope Enduros + NAEC.
CAMPING / LODGING
Event Camping at Whitehorse Regional Park: 46609 N Mountain Rd Darrington, WA
Check in Friday July 29 after 2pm, check out Sunday July 31 by 12 noon.
Limited availability, first-come, first serve, get your spot to camp before they're gone.
RV Overflow: The Darrington Horse Owners Association (DHOA) has space available for 10 RVs with hookups at $25/night, dry tent camping is complimentary.
The address is 42109 St Rt 530 NE Darrington. Email Kerry for reservations or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
It's every racer's responsibility to read the rulebook prior to racing. If we
haven't mentioned it here in the race guide, it's probably in the rulebook: