State Championships @ Fort Nugent Park

The best new venue in the Cascade Cross quiver for a number of reasons, the double-header at Fort Nugent Park is hosted by our friends in the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club and the gracious City of Oak Harbor. This twisty, hilly, challenging course was discovered and designed by Brad Nelson, who was the winner of our Men B category in 2013, Single-speed Men overall in 2014 AND 2015, winner of the SSCX Pre-Worlds in 2015, and now a sales rep for the BodyFloat seatpost from Bellingham-based Cirrus Cycles.

The park includes wide trails as part of an 18-hole golf course (think Cornwall), abundant parking, good bathrooms, and a HUGE kids playground. Definitely worth the 1 hour drive from Bellingham and a fun way to expand the range of this local series!

In 2016, the Sunday edition of this race is the official Washington State Cyclocross Championships, so a USA Cycling license will be required. Day-of licenses will be available for certain categories, TBA.

Saturday will be a traditional Cascade Cross series race - a great way to butter up the course for Sunday! Book some local lodging for this one!

Fort Nugent Park :: Oak Harbor, WA

Brought to you by Whidbey Island Cycling Club on December 10th & 11th, 2016

In December 2016, the Cascade Cross Series is returning to the welcoming city of Oak Harbor and the unbelievably nice venue of Fort Nugent Park for a December double-header! Bring your kids to experience the amazing playground. Bring your cyclocross bike to experience the adult playground that is some incredible & challenging city park terrain. It is always interesting, and that stays true in both directions! One way Saturday, the other direction on Sunday for the WA State Championships!

If you didn't make it to the perfect debut in 2014, go read the race report from TheHoleshot.ca, complete with an excellent photo gallery (where the images you see here were sourced).

Watch for more information closer to race weekend on the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club blog.

Start line address:
2075 SW Fort Nugent St., Oak Harbor, WA 98225
A pleasant 60 minute drive from Bellingham with beautiful views of Whidbey Island and Deception Pass!
Only about 60 miles from Seattle if you take the Mukilteo ferry!

Schedule:
Same standard Cascade Cross schedule and categories on Saturday, different schedule on Sunday based on USA Cycling categories (see below).

Beer Garden:
In the park this year! Brought to you by Flyers Brewery.

Bibs & Chip Timing:
Red Tent is providing timing both days but will supply fresh bibs and chips each day. They will be clipped off as soon as you cross the finish line. They will be reissued on Sunday, no matter what. Please do not try to keep and reuse them! You'll mess up their system.

Women's Clinic:
Kirsten Jenson and Kristi Berg are back for their final LIV/Queens of Dirt Women's Cyclocross Clinic on Saturday! These have been quite popular at previous Cascade Cross races and really help boost the women's fields at 10:30. Get your race warmup on with these skilled & friendly ladies!

Restaurant & Lodging Deals:
We have several special local businesses stepping up to welcome cyclocross into the Oak Harbor community!

Flyers Restaurant & Brewery will be serving soup, burgers, and hot dogs at the event. After the event, they will honor a $5 gift card given to all customers of their food cart!

The Best Western is setting aside 20 rooms for the rate of $89/room. Reservations are first come, first serve! After Dec. 1 any rooms unreserved will be offered to other customers. Just say you're with the bike race!

Candlewood Suites in Oak Harbor is offering a special rate of $89 per night (normally $120 or so) but will not withhold any rooms for us. Just say you're with the bike race!

Prizes:
For Sunday, Flyers will be supplying a receptacle to State Champions to be filled for free at the brewery! It will be a pint glass for Cat 4/5 and growlers for Cat 1/2/3. Other prizes from Port Townsend Cyclery will be given to Juniors. We will award them at the Registration table after race results are finalized.

Pre-registration:
Is now open!
Day 1: Cascade Cross Series #4
Day 2: WSBA State Championships

Testimonials:
“Just wanted to say thanks for the great course and race today in Oak Harbor! My wife summed it up well when she said it was the most ‘Belgian’ course she's seen me race on.” ~ Kevin Sayler, Master Men B
“Thanks for putting on such a great event this weekend--we really had a great time!!” ~ Robbie Phillips, Women SS

Course Map:

WSBA Championship Schedule (Sunday only)


9:15 (40mins)
Cat 4 Open Men

10:15 (30mins)
Cat 4 40+/50+ men
Cat 5 men

10:50 (30mins)
Junior Boys/girls (15-16, 13-14,10-12)
**$15 entry fee**

11:45 (45mins)
Men SS open
Women SS open
17-18 Juniors (boys and girls)

12:45 (45mins)
Women Cat 1⁄2 Masters
Women Cat 3 open/40+
Women Cat 4 open/40+
Women cat 5 Open

1:45 (60mins)
Pro/1/2 Men
Pro/1/2 Women

2:50 (45mins)
Cat 1⁄2 40+ men
Cat 3 Men Open
Cat 3 40+/50+

Licensing Rules (Sunday only)

Beginner One-day Race License $10
Experienced One-day Race License $25
We are offering a free Cascade Cross 10 Year Anniversary Glass ($10 value) if you register for both Saturday and Sunday and need to buy a USAC license!
More USAC Licensing Information

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