July 8th, 2023
Raging River State Forest
We acknowledge that our race will be taking place on Indigenous Land of Coast Salish peoples who have reserved treaty rights to this land, specifically the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. We thank these caretakers of this land who have lived and continue to live here since time immemorial. Learn more at Snoqualmie Tribe Ancestral Lands Movement | Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
ABOUT THE COURSE | Sturdy Dirty racers should, at minimum, have intermediate skill and fitness levels to be comfortable with the trails on course. Our Enduro Lite, Beginner and Sport race segments will mostly be on blue downhill trails that tend to be winding, with roots and rocks and some rollable jumps and drops. You will want to be able to stay on your bike for the majority of the trail, though walking a small number of features is an option. We recommend trying out ALL the trails at Raging River keeping in mind that only Experts & Open/Pro might race trails like No Service or Invictus. We will announce the course 1-2 months prior to the race.
CATEGORIES | The following are ESTIMATES to give you an idea of what to expect and help you decide which category to pick. Not sure which is right for you? Don’t worry! You’ll be able to easily change your category up until about a week before the race.
Getting to the race: We're staging at Snoqualmie Point Park. This is the huge and beautiful park at the base of the Raging River State Forest trail system.
Discover Pass: You'll need a Discover Pass to park in the lots at Raging River and Snoqualmie Point Park.
What to expect On-Course:
You will ride a combination of road and single track between stages, with all stages raced on single-track only.
At each stage, you will line up for your turn - expect a line. Its good to bring a coat to stay comfortable while waiting.
We also attempt to group racers by category for each stage, however, we expect that racers from different categories will start to mix more on later race stages. Be prepared for passing; be patient and courteous as both a passer and a passee.
We have fabulous aid stations! However, they may be serving up food and drinks that may not work well for you. They will have water available for topping off bottles, but plan to be self-sufficient so you can be well-prepared for the day.
We have amazing volunteers! It is how we are able to put on this race. Thank them often.
Sturdy Dirty Do's
Keep track of your timing chip.
Bring water (there's no running water on site), food, basic bike supplies & possibly a raincoat
Enjoy our aid stations
Enjoy a free meal and beverages (non-racer friends & family can purchase a lunch).
Hang out after the race for the awards and raffle. Raffle tickets and merchandise will also be for sale.
Please leave your dog at home - we love dogs, but there are lots of people and not much space. It’s a good recipe for disaster.
We will post the schedule a few weeks before the event