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Methow Valley Off-Road Duathlon

Race Details
 
Events:

Methow Valley Off-Road Duathlon

: 40KM Mountain Bike - 10KM Trail Run
Race Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Entry Fee: $35 Solo/$65 Team until September 1st.
$40 Solo/$75 Team after September 1st.
$15 Race shirts are available for purchase until September 7th.
Location: Chickadee Trailhead, Sun Mountain Trail System
City/State/Zip: Winthrop, Washington 98862
Country: USA
Phone: 206.940.4507
E-Mail: paul@ncascadesmtnhostel.com
Registration: https://www.databarevents.com/...
Race Website: http://methowduathlon.blogspot...
Description:
Please join us for the 2ndAnnual Methow Valley Off-Road Duathlon, held at the iconic Sun Mountain resort on the MVSTA trail system and brought to you by 


We will use the same course as last year, meandering through aspen and pine forests above Patterson Lake, starting and ending at the Chickadee trail head in the beautiful Methow Valley.

Contact:
Paul Smotherman- Race Director
206.940.4507
paul@ncascadesmtnhostel.com


Course Info:

2013 Course Details

MOUNTAIN BIKE PORTION
The course will start with a short 1km run down to Patterson Lake where the bikes will be staged to start the bike portion of the race on the Winthrop Trail. The course will continue north on the Black Bear Trail and connect to the Fox Loop for a descent down Little Wolf Creek Road. Racers will continue on the Overland Trail and begin the climb up Thompson Ridge Road. After a tough climb racers will slalom down the single-track on Pete’s Dragon and the Lower Inside Passage Trails connecting back to Thompson Ridge Road.  Racers will pass Chickadee Trailhead parking lot and ride down Patterson Lake Road for a second loop.
The route above is a TOTAL of 40 KM of biking


TRAIL RUN PORTION
After bikers complete the second loop they will stop short at the Chickadee parking lot to drop their bikes and begin the running portion of the race. Participants will run down Patterson Lake Road cutting south through the Patterson Cabins parking lot which connects to Patterson Lake Trail for grand views over looking the lake. Racers will then climb west up Radar Creek Trail to Criss-Cross Trail passing over Thompson Ridge Road and back up Yellowjacket Trail.  The final leg down Rodeo Trail finishes at the Chickadee Trailhead shelter with keg beer, pizza and celebration.
The TOTAL trail run will be 10KM.

Please check back for updates.  Final course changes will be noted at pre-race meeting.
Directions:

Driving Directions

Driving Directions to the Methow Valley:
·      If you're coming from Seattle/Bellingham/Vancouver you'll probably take HWY 20 (North Cascades Hwy) East from I-5 to get to Winthrop. 
·   If you're coming from Tacoma (Olympia/Portland/Etc.) take HWY 18 East to I-90 and go over Snoqualmie Pass, Blewett Pass (Hwy 97) and follow the Columbia River North to the Methow Valley which means you'll get to Sun Mountain via Twisp (You can always go over the North Cascades Hwy instead, but you may risk hitting Seattle traffic).
·    If you're coming from anywhere East of the mountains (Eastern BC, Spokane, Tri-cities, ID, MT, Yakima, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, etc.) you'll get to Sun Mountain via Twisp.

Driving directions from Winthrop:
From the four-way stop sign in downtown Winthrop, go east on HWY 20 about a half mile and turn right after crossing the bridge onto Twin Lakes Road.  Follow Twin Lakes Road about 3 miles to Patterson Lake Road and turn right. Follow Patterson Lake Road about 5 1/4 miles to Chickadee Trailhead/Thompson Ridge Road and turn left into the parking lot.  Allow 20-25 minutes for drive time and watch out for deer!

Driving directions from Twisp:
From Twisp River Pub in downtown Twisp, head west on HWY 20 for about 5.5 miles and turn left onto Twin Lakes Road.  Follow Twin Lakes Road about 2 miles and turn left onto Patterson Lake Road.  Follow Patterson Lake Road about 5 1/4 miles to Chickadee Trailhead/Thompson Ridge Road and turn left into the parking lot. Allow 25-30 minutes for drive time and watch out for deer!
Other Info:

Race Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 1
Entry Fees:
$35 Solo/$65 Team until September 1st.
$40 Solo/$75 Team after September 1st.
$15 Race shirts are available for purchase until September 7th.

**$7 Pasta Feed Paid COD on Friday September 27
during packet pickup starting at 5pm 

Registration includes race fee, prizes, the knowledge that you are a badass, and after party with free local micro-brew and gourmet foods.

Register at Databar Events

Racers and Families get 10% of their stay at
North Cascades Mountain Hostel
Call 509.699.0568 to make your reservation.
$25 bunks & $60-70 cabins
Map:
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