Evergreen Enduro Tiger Mountain Bike Race comes to Issaquah Alps

September 18, 2012

By Staff

For the first time, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will present the inaugural Evergreen Enduro Tiger Mountain Bike Race on Sept. 22.

More than 150 racers will assemble in the upper Tiger Mountain Summit parking lot off highway 18 between 8 and 9 a.m.; racing will get underway at 10 a.m.

All proceeds from the race will go toward building and maintaining mountain bike trails on Tiger Mountain, which have been in operation for the past 20 years, but have never served as a venue for a race.

Courses like Tiger Mountain’s Iverson, Preston Railroad Grade, Northwest Timber and the brand new Summit Trail beckon 60,000 riders a year between April 15 and Oct. 15, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

Entry into the races — which are broken down into groups ranging from teens to masters and include the categories of Pro Open, Sport and Novice riders — include an after-party with refreshments, food and a prize raffle sponsored by local bike shops or companies including Diamondback Bicycles, Shimano, Alpine Hut, Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, Gregg’s Cycles and Second Ascent.

As a testament to the demand for this type of race at this venue, the initial 120 race spots sold out in less than five days and an additional 30 slots, made available to Evergreen members only, sold out in 24 hours.

“Tiger is such a popular riding area and Enduro racing is a growing format that emphasizes a broad range of riding skills,” Evergreen Executive Director Glenn Glover said, “and we are very excited to be bringing Enduro racing to Seattle and Tiger Mountain.”

To learn more, contact Stacy Karacostas at stacy@evergreenmtb.org or 206-524-2900.

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