2017-18 CCX Series Schedule

Season XI - A New Beginning

This is the full season schedule. For a race day schedule, please see our Categories page.

BBMX Work Parties & Clinics

Brought to you by WWU Cycling on Sept 16th & 30th, 2017

Come out to the track and help us dial in the new, longer route (see the Google map)!

We'll be there 8am to 2pm, grooming the trails, set up stakes & rope, and whatever else needs tightening up for a big season ahead! There will be some hot laps at the end of the day, so bring a bike!

Bellingham BMX

Brought to you by Ryan & Cisco on Oct 7th, 2017

Of course we are returning to our permacourse at the Bellingham BMX venue, this time likely before it gets muddy. We'll have hard clay (hopefully softening with a bit of rain), grass, some bridges, a longer woods section, our custom Belgian stairs, and quite possibly some new additions yet to be added this year, depending on weather and the amount of help we get!

The course is mostly short rolling hills with some sand but also some very sticky sections, depending on weather. The abandoned golf course surface has mostly been reconditioned to short, new grass. We also have an open forest section to give you that loamy singletrack feel but still with room to pass.

Watch the short film called Everyone is Friends we made in partnership with Right On Brother Films during our amazing debut race in October 2013 as an entry into the WMBC Shoot the Trails fundraiser film competition. You should get a taste of amazing scene we have created just north of Bellingham! You can also check out the gallery for recent course condition images.

Coincidentally (perhaps), in 2016 Shoot the Trails immediately follows this event on Oct. 8th, 6pm at Settlemyer Hall in the Bellingham Tech College! What a double-header in the local cycling scene that will make!

Woolley Cross

Brought to you by Team Racepace on Oct 22, 2016

Thumbs up at Woolley Cross After serving as our season opener in 2015, Cascade Cross is returning to the popular Woolley Cross course with a fresh perspective. The Bellingham-based squad called Team Racepace has now adopted and mastered this course build, a fun & challenging layout with a nice mix of classic cyclocross features!

You will find yourself in the off-the-beaten path of the Northern State Recreation Area, just east of the town of Sedro Woolley on the Cascade Highway (Hwy 20). Old dilapidated barns, sweeping views of rugged, forested mountains, quiet wide open fields... come “get away from it all” while doing something zany with 150 other friendly bike nuts at the same time!

Lady racers can get involved & encouraged at new levels thanks to the work of Kirsten Jensen and Kristi Berg to organize a Whatcom Women Race Cross Clinic at 8:30am, just two hours before the Women Only racing hour!

Hannegan Speedway

Brought to you by Kona Bike Shop and Bellingham Grind Corps on Nov 4th, 2017

Finale Party2017 Season Opener Race Venue announced as Hannegan Speedway!

Cross Border Clash

Brought to you by Homegrown Racing and Queens of Dirt on November 18th, 2017

Many a great battle has been staged along boundary lines: the Mason-Dixon Line (Yankees v. Confederates), the Tug Fork river (Hatfields v. McCoys), the Columbia River (Sasquatch v. Unicorns). However, matters have been relatively peaceful along 49th parallel north (the exception being the Pig War of 1859) for a few centuries. That is, until NOW!

The cyclocross steam has been building on both the British Columbia and Washington sides of the Fourth Corner boundary for several years, and now all this tension is coming to a head right here in Whatcom County.

Camp Lutherwood

Brought to you by Shuksan Velo Club on December 2nd, 2017

2012 planted another amazing new venue called the Lutherwood Bible Camp into our quiver of excellence. This place has more terrain and diversity than you can imagine! Not to mention enough facilities to help you deal with the rugged elements out on Lake Samish in the winter - hot showers, a meal kitchen, fire pits with shelter, even cabins you can book for the weekend!

Coursewise, we've put together all the greatness you've come to expect out of Bellingham cyclocross with some added toughness to get you prepped for your annual food, family, shopping, & nog cocktail-induced coma, or the zombie apocalypse - whichever comes first!

Note, this event is replacing the five year run of Thriller Cross at Civic Fields which has been the traditional costume race in our series. The theme is Zombie Christmas.

Bandit Cross

Brought to you by Fanatike Bike Co. Race Team on Jan 13, 2018

Zombie rides the Skinny In 2015, this race was been re-named from Chiller Cross to honor the memory of Bandit, Ryan's Australian Shepherd who assisted in the build out of every Cascade Cross course from October 2006 to January 2014. Rest in peace and mud, Bandit!

This will be our umpteenth time out in January, and we're STILL the only cyclocross series in the PNW to cross into the new year. It is one of our most popular races, which leads us to believe it is obviously a good time to race 'cross!

Note: we will NOT be hosting on the same weekend as cyclocross nationals in Hartford, CT this year because in the past several of our series leaders have traveled to compete at #CXNats!