Party In the Woods!

Some of our friends from Transition Bikes came down to the Cold Creek Experience, and it was a Party in the Woods. This lucky guy, from the Seattle area, won this prototype Klunker that Transition generously donated. Thank you Transition, for your part in creating the weekends experience!Stack of photos representing Transition bikes at the Cold Creek Expierence.

Diamondback Scapegoat Raffle

Winner of the CCMTB Diamondback Scapegoat catching some air on a Mountainbike Trail in SW Washington.

The lucky winner of the Diamondback Scapegoat raffle is the local young shredder Steven Stiles! Thank you Diamondback for the generous gift. Proceeds from this raffle will go towards projects in the Cold Creek Trail system.

April 20 Cold Creek Shuttle Day Recap

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At the Cold Creek Shuttle Day everyone had smiles. Riders showed up in force to enjoy the trails together. Out of town race teams were checking out the trails for upcoming events. Some young local DH racers were ripping/breaking smaller bikes. A hard tail was seen on Thrillium? Lots of first timers ripping the trails along with locals rediscovering old trails.
Photo Stack of SW Washington MTB Thillum trail.
With 4 shuttle rigs, wait times were at a minimum.  Lines were seldom seen, If there was a wait for a shuttle it was usually in groups of folks chatting. The overall atmosphere was fun, laid back and relaxed.

Being the first of 5 events, planned for 2013, we are in for a great season at Cold Creek. Thank you to everyone that showed up. Both volunteers and riders made this event a success. June 1st, the next shuttle event, can not come quick enough.

MTB shuttles in the Portland area.

“CCMTB is by far the newest hot spot for SW Washington and Portland Metro folks, a short 30 min drive to the best track, easy shuttling, unreal scenery and challenging terrain features makes me dream about returning” ~Mike Estes

“Thank you to the CCMTB crew for a great shuttle day.” ~ Todd McCarthy

“Thanks for introducing me to the awesome trails you have. I’m definitely going to be back!” ~ Jason Edens

“Thanks for the hard work and an awesome shuttle day guys!” ~ Gene Kishinevsky

April 20th Shuttle Day

Image of CCMTB stickers. Fundraiser for SW Washington trails.
The April 20th Shuttle Day is almost here and the trail gnomes have been working hard lately. Come check out their work while supporting their efforts at the same time. We’ll have a stack of CCMTB stickers and a fresh batch of t-shirts at the event.

Image of CCMTB t-shirts. Fundraiser for PDX area Mtb Trails.

Don’t forget, the Discover Pass is required at state lands in Washington. Purchase your pass at http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/ or any retailer that sales hunting and fishing licenses.

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Register for the event at https://www.bikereg.com/Net/19233.

Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance members will get refunded $10 at the event.

Save time at check in, by bringing signed waivers with you to the event.

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Washington State Enduro Series Established by Cycling Industry and Advocacy Groups

Washington State Enduro Series Established by Cycling Industry and Advocacy Groups

SEATTLE, WA – Answering the need for a regional Enduro series, the Washington state cycling industry and advocacy organizations have banded together to create the ‘Cascadia Dirt Cup’, a newseries consisting of five races that will take place this year between June and October, with plans to grow in subsequent years.

Driven by cooperation between Diamondback Bikes, Transition Bikes, and Shimano, the series aims to produce high-quality races while donating proceeds from each race to its advocacy and trail maintenance partners: The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Friends of Capitol Forest, Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition and the Olympic Dirt Society.

With the growth of the Enduro format worldwide, the leadership of the Cascadia Dirt Cup recognized the need to formalize a Washington state series. Hosted on the West side of the Cascades for 2013, each venue will provide a unique blend of climbing and descending through a single-day, multi-stage event. While utilizing pre-existing races at Capitol Forest and Tiger Mountain, the series is excited to bring three new events to the table: Yacolt Burn (permit pending), Port Angeles Dry Hill and Bellingham area trails (permit pending). These venues each offer incredible terrainand a unique experience. Each venue was selected for its ability to stay true to Mountain Biking in its purest form through the Enduro format. The series is limited to five races this year with a plan to expand through the next two years through new venues and multi-day events.

“Our ultimate goal is to run the series well enough that we can return significant contributions to each of the trail systems we race on. Builders are facing tougher budget constraints and need all the support they can get.” Said James Whitesides of the MODUS Sport Group, the Shimano representatives for Washington.

“We’re rallying the local outdoor industry in Washington State,” said Jon Kennedy, Marketing Manager for Diamondback Bicycles. “The bike industry here identified that the riders in the area wanted this and that Washington advocacy and trail organizations needed this. By multiple bike and component manufacturers coming together to do what’s right for the riders of this state, we’ve been able to put something truly remarkable together.”

“We’re excited to provide a ‘Taste of the Cascades’ with these races and are fortunate enough to have access to these riding areas through the hard work and dedication of each land steward’s efforts. It’s time to give back to the trails and trail advocacy groups, and to the riders who haven’t been exposed to this type of experience. We have so much to offer and this series is going to blow people away.” – Lars Sternberg, Transition Bikes Airtime engineer/ Professional MTB racer guy.

Stay in touch with the series through cascadiadirtcup.org or facebook.com/cascadiadirtcup.

Thrillium Work Party, March 10th

Thrillium Work Party

March 10 at 8:30am
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We have 2 machines schedule to put the finishing touches on Thrillium and need volunteers to assist with hand work. We plan to meet at the bridge at 8:30 AM. Bring water, gloves and your favorite trail tool. There will be a BBQ and shuttles in the afternoon. Be there to leave your mark on this epic, one of a kind trail. Please RSVP on Facebook so we know how many will be attending so we can plan the food and shuttle needs accordingly. Hope to see you all there!

Thank you,
The Cold Creek Council