When there's a race on your local trails, you've not doubt got to take part -- even if you're off the couch.
The Cascadia Dirt Cup returned to Hood River, Oregon for the fourth year in a row, with a new mix of pedally moto trails to add to the course. My legs screamed from the start, but my heart and mind loved the challenge.
2nd on the day for me on my new Spartan 27.5, behind local ripper Hannah Bergmann - yea girl!
200 women, a whole lot of bikes, rad trails and good eats -- What more would you want from a weekend retreat? This is Roamfest!
There was something for everyone... if you were a shredder, looking to ride Pisgah on the daily and do your own thing, you could take the early morning shuttle, be out all day, and get a ride home just in time for dinner. If you were looking for a more social ride, you could sign up for one of the many "brand rides", and ride alongside industry members. "Less talky, more bikes", RoamFest is a festival all about riding -- there's no on-bike skills clinics, however, there are plenty of instructional clinics at vendor tents: Suspension setting clinic with FOX, Dakine's "What's in your pack?", noting what you should carry in your pack, Leigh Donovan's pump track sessions, and more. It's a perfect place as a female to totally nerd out in the sport, ask all the questions of all the professionals, and be comfortable in your own skin. Already looking forward to Sedona, AZ in November!
Cheers RoamFest for an awesome weekend,
Industry partners all set up
We've got what you need!
Dakine Intermediate Ride
Roots, roots and more roots!
Muddy roots - FUN!
Classic Pisgah Views
Did I mention it was muddy?
Thank goodness for Dumondetech!
Build-a-bike at Reeb's Ranch
Dakine/Hydrapak Happy Hour
Happy Hour means yard games at the Dakine tent
FOX teaching the ladies about suspension
All events should end in a massive sparkler and firework send-off!