Daily Archives: 06/07/2019

Hannah Bergemann is 2 For 2 in the CDC!

Kona Gravity Team Rider Hannah Bergemann is off to a stellar season, taking her second and third victories in the Cascadia Dirt Cup, the premier Northwest enduro racing series. Here’s her recap of the past two races.

The CDC round 2 took place in Hood River, OR in Post Canyon. Growing up in Hood River, Post was the place where I first started to mountain bike, so it’s always an awesome experience to come back, see my progression, and ride the trails where I first learned about mountain biking.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Chris McFarland

This year our Bellingham crew headed down and pre-rode the trails on Friday before the race with my dad, Timmy. Lots of fresh rain revived the dry dusty trails into epic tacky dirt just in time for the race.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Chris McFarland

Bonnie Burke and I decided to pull out the denim race kits for this round.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Chris McFarland

Kona Product Manager Mark “Donny” Allison was going for max speeds. Most of the stages were classic Post Canyon Trails, full of flowy berms and high-speed sections.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Sending the washboard drop on stage 4, Bladerunner trail. Chris McFarland photo

Stage 2 was notably different with a baby-head rock-filled trail followed by a chunky rock garden in the woods. Strangely, this was my favorite stage of the race, with the added length and technicality.  

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Nick Ryser getting heckled through the rock garden on Hidden Trail. Chris McFarland photo.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Nick Ryser // Cam Sloan photo

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Chris McFarland

I was stoked to take the win on my old home trails, on an especially pedally course! (which is definitely not my strong suit).

Round 3 took place in Capitol Forest, near Olympia, WA.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG

We lucked out again with the weather and trail conditions, getting a little moisture and cool temps right before the race. The trails were much more downhill oriented and technical than the Hood River race.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Cam Sloan

Stage one was full of high-speed gaps and doubles, with an optional double-black section of trail full of steep to catch-berm sections. My favorite stage was the 3rd one which was a short, steep and loamy DH track called Lowkey. It featured several raw & soft corners, was full of roots, and a few large gap jumps.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Chris McFarland
Lacy Kemp | KONA COG Photo by Chris McFarland

This race definitely suited my style more, and I felt good on most stages except for a minor crash on the last stage.

Lacy Kemp | KONA COG

I was stoked to take another win for the CDC series, and I’m even more fired up for the rest of the race season!”
-Hannah B.

Kona Gravity Team Dominates in Kamloops

Remi the Semi PC: Remi Gauvin

This past weekend the Canadian Enduro Series took to Harper Mountain in Kamloops, BC. Kona Gravity riders Miranda Miller and Rhys Verner were both on hand to compete against some top EWS contenders, including current #6 in the women’s field, Andrea Lanthieu Nadeau. The terrain and weather suited both riders as Miller and Verner each took hold of the top spot with solid race runs.

Remi the Semi PC Remi Gauvin

The next round of the Enduro World Series is coming up in just a few short weeks in Val Di Fassa, Italy, taking the riders through the rough and famed terrain of the Dolomites.

Remi the Semi PC: Remi Gauvin

Congrats to both Rhys and Miranda for excellent results!