Silver Lake Double Cross

Another fantastic new venue enters the CCX fray for 2013 - Silver Lake Park in Maple Falls - along with a big festival atmosphere to make for a full weekend of fun for the whole family and another first - co-promoting a running race!

Overnight camping, BBQ & pizza vendors, live music and a DJ, a Kulshan Brewery beer garden, kids activities, a lake, logging museum tours, and a 5K/10K run on Sunday! All to raise funds for the Friends of the Deming Library who are helping organize a wonderful shebang to showcase this beautiful valley.

Brought to you by Friends of the Deming Library on Oct 12th & 13th, 2013

Race Registration is open for both days on
For camping reservations, contact Whatcom County Parks directly and request the area reserved for the cyclocross race (Loops 2 and 3). Also note this area of the campground does not typically fill up in October, so if you lack a reservation you should be okay! Loops 2 and 3 are the absolute closest to the action (like the race practically goes through your site).

Also note there is very little to no cell service in this area! The closest service is in the town of Maple Falls, 4 miles to the south, where there is also gas, groceries, bakeries, taverns, etc.

Saturday, October 12

Cyclocross Races – Cascade Cross Series #2
Races follow the standard (new) race day schedule.
Raffle: entrants get a free raffle ticket for cool stuff. Tickets will be available for purchase at the race.
A Beer Garden fundraiser brought to you by Kulshan Brewery
Your race DJ will be Ryan-I of Blessed Coast Sound.
Live music after the races from BandZandt.
The Beer Garden will be open from noon, and Band Zandt will play from 4:00 to dusk.
Music all day, and food vendors through the afternoon and evening.
Designated camping on or near the course in Silver Lake Park.
Biking, Running, or just plain there to spectate & have fun, this is a great chance to camp in one of the best county parks around.

Sunday, October 13

Cross Country Running Races
10k starting at 9am and a 5K at 9:30.

Breakfast will be available, provided by the Lion’s Club of Everson at 7:30am.
The 5k will be familiar to all those who have run in the Silver Lake Invitational, a long-standing high school cross country event.
The 10k will be the hardest 10k you’ll ever love. You will find “Killer Hill” to be a challenging climb.
Race organization brought to you by the lady who just completed the fastest known PCT through-hike for a female, Heather Anderson!

Activities for Kids

Bicycle Mini-course with obstacles open all day Saturday
Face painting and balloons
Access to Silver Lake Park playground and water activities
Guided tours through the Black Mountain Forestry Center and the Gudrum Historical House

Silver Lake Park

If you are looking for an outdoor recreation experience that gives you the best Whatcom County has to offer, then join us at Silver Lake Park. Come enjoy the hiking, water activities, camping and other activities available. For more park information, visit their website

Proceeds from these races go to support the Friends of the Deming Library, bringing library services and cultural events to the Foothills Community.

The Cyclocross Course & Event Map

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The 5K & 10K loops

From I-5, take exit 255
Go east on Sunset Drive/Mt. Baker Hwy (542) to Maple Falls. Turn left on the Silver Lake Road and go three miles to Silver Lake Park.
Look for 'Cyclo Cross Park' signs at a gravel road just before the big fields and the main park entrance. We'll be parking in the grass.

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