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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 Tiger Mountain keeping in mind that only Experts & Open/Pro would race trails like Predator or Megafauna.

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.


Event Details

Training & Coaching Opportunities: Check out our Train2BSturdy Program


Getting to the race: We'll be staging out of the upper lot at Tiger Mountain.

Camping & Lodging: Sorry, no camping at the race venue this year. For camping options, check Recreation.govThe nearest cities with hotels or rental homes are Issaquah, Snoqualmie & North Bend. Unfortunately, we do not have a lodging partner so happy hunting!

Discover Pass: You'll need a Discover Pass to park in the lots at Tiger Mountain.


What to expect On-Course

  • Terrain: You will ride a combination of gravel road and single track between stages, with all stages raced on single-track only. 

  • Expect lines: At each stage, you will line up for your turn - expect a line. It’s good to bring a coat to stay comfortable while waiting. Also expect to WEAR A MASK while in line so make sure it’s accessible. 

  • Passing: 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 to deal with passing and be patient and courteous as both a passer and a passee.

  • Aid Stations: We will have multiple aid stations! The aid stations at the Sturdy Dirty are notorious in many ways. 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 love our volunteers! We have amazing volunteers! It is how we are able to put on this race. Thank them often.