Capitol Forest - August 28, 2021

14 miles | 30 miles | 50 miles

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To wrap up the season, we're heading to one of our favorite riding places: Capitol Forest, home of some of the most amazing singletrack in Washington.

We'd like to thank our non-profit partner, Friends of Capitol Forest, a mountain bike based non-profit dedicated to supporting recreation in, and stewardship of, Capitol Forest. With $5 of each rider's entry going to FOCF, in just the last few years we've been able to contribute over $10,000 to FOCF to build and maintain the trail system at Capitol Forest.

A portion of your race entry also goes to South Puget Sound Mobile Search and Rescue.

Get ready for an epic ride! With over 160 miles of singletrack trails, Capitol Forest is truly a mountain biker's paradise. The trails are well maintained, and most of the course is rolling, though there are some fireroad climbs and fast downhills. 80-90% of the course will be singletrack, with very little overlap due to the incredible number of superb trails out there. There will be plenty of aid stations along the course, fully stocked with fresh fruit, sandwiches, Hammer Nutrition products, cookies, etc. The course will be well marked and accurately measured. 

Race Categories

Epic (50-mile)
— Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)
— Singlespeed

Epic Lite (30-mile)
— Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)*
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)*
— Singlespeed

FSA 14-mile (these categories are not eligible for series awards) 
— Male Open, Male 40-49, Male 50+, Male Jr (17 and under)*
— Female Open, Female 40-49, Female 50+, Female Jr (17 and under)*
— Singlespeed

*Junior categories receive NWEpic points only in the 50-mile category

Chip Timing

This year, we'll be using chip timing! If you already have a chip, use it (just let us know the number). If you don't have one, we'll provide you with one for a $5 deposit. You can either turn it in after the race and get your money back or keep it for future races.

FSA Loop 14-mile

For riders who want to try racing but not commit to the long distance or for those of you who want to push the limits and go Full Speed Ahead!

 

Schedule

Friday, Evergreen Sportsmens Club

6:00-9:00pm: Early racer package pickup for all distances 

Saturday, Evergreen Sportsmens Club
Packet pickup
  • 5:00-5:45am - 50 Mile
  • 5:45-8:00am - 30 Mile
  • 7:00-8:00am - FSA 14 Mile
Pre-race meetings
  • 10 minutes before each start
Starts
  • 6:10am - 50 Mile
  • 8:30am - 30 Mile
  • 9:00am - FSA
Cutoff Times

TBA

Course Details

Interactive map

Series Sponsors

 Thanks also to Series sponsor Hammer Nutrition. No matter the challenge, Hammer performs!

Other sponsors

The post-race party will be sponsored by Georgetown Brewery.

Neutral Support

Thanks to Joy Ride Bicycles for neutral support!

Safety

Many thanks to South Puget Sound Mobile Search and Rescue for being on hand in case we need them.

Movies

Friday night, at the start/finish area, we'll be showing movies outdoors (weather permitting). Come on out and join the fun!

Saturday food

Evergreen Sportsmen's Club (start/finish of the race)

Registration is limited to 225 riders.

Racers will be provided with a well-marked, accurately measured course with fully stocked aid stations every 10-15 miles that has gels, electrolyte drink, bananas, peanut butter plus other goodies. In addition, registration also includes the following:

  • Free camping
  • A post-race BBQ and beer (from Georgetown Brewing) for racers to refuel and enjoy
  • Capitol Forest logoed swag
  • Free drawing items, award medals and finisher pint glass
  • EMT and Search & Rescue on site
  • 10% of your entry fee goes directly to Friends of Capitol Forest to maintain and build new trails at Capitol Forest
  • Bike mechanics at the Fall Creek Aid station; self-service aid station at Wedekind

 

 

If you would like to see what previous participants had to say about this race please read our rider's testimonials