From Pinkbike: Saturday June 29th was a historic day marking the 1st official race of the Cascadia Dirt Cup, Washington State’s premier Enduro Series. Presented by Diamondback Bicycles, Shimano, and Transition Bikes, the event went down in the aptly named town of Battle Ground, WA where riders from the PNW came out with full artillery ready to duke it out for the podium.

The event followed the standard enduro theme of multiple stages that need to be completed over a number of hours with intermittent climbing thrown in for good measure. The scenario in Battle Ground featured 3 stages, each just shy of 10 minutes by most riders times. There was also a fair bit of steep climbing before stages 1 and 3, with the latter being around 7 miles. Each rider had a total of four hours to complete the entire race. The blazing heat, a bit of an unfamiliar occurrence around these here parts, added that little extra punch to an already challenging course. Read more at Pinkbike