Lutherwood Bible Camp :: Lake Samish, WA
Lutherwood operates primarily as a not-for-profit bible camp with peak activity in the summer, but they have recently delved into the arena of outdoor recreation. Not only have they offered outdoor activities & education for their camp participants (including ropes & challenge courses), they have begun hosting rowing races, trail runs, triathlons, and now for the first time, cyclocross!
This will be an exciting test run of a venue with huge potential. Plenty of alternate loops, including lots of singletrack, and extensive facilities such as lodging, camping, & food all suggest we should turn this into a double-header next year!
Registration, BBQ, coffee service, and start area - as seen from the flyover!
Bomb that baby!
How nice! This guy's out putting in barriers for us! Note also one of the cabins for rent.
PRE-REGISTRATION: We will still use BikeReg for collecting money & data, but I'm also testing out a new system that I think you will love for many reasons, but primarily individual lap times that can be sorted for comparison and more importantly, real time results!
If you do not pre-register but want to download & print the waiver, it is here.
BBQ: Lutherwood will be hosting a barbecue from 11:30am to 1:00pm. You can pay an additional $5 fee at Pre-Reg or Registration to get your lunch ticket, or a donation jar will be placed out at the BBQ (since I know how honest you are).
COFFEE: provided once again by Spartan Espresso
MECH SUPPORT: Scott Stuart of Bike Works
Camping and cabin sharing will be made available for Friday night at minimum. A group is staying over Saturday night leading into a mountain bike ride into some lesser known trails in the Chuckanut Mountains on Sunday!
See the site map with facilities (click for larger):
You can book a cabin with me for your group of friends or team for $150/night (just Friday or two nights optional). These cabins sleep 20 and there are 5 available to begin with. They are basic units with bunk beds, so bring bedding or a sleeping bag. There will also be camping for $30 per campsite (a few RV hookups available).
FOOD: See BBQ above. The nearest other facilities would be the town of Alger along Hwy 99, which is mainly the Alger Bar and a little market, or the Shell station at the I-5 on-ramp up the hill (north) from Lake Samish. Otherwise, it's back to Bellingham, down south to Burlington, or my favorite, amble on over to Edison! You've never seen a town quite like it. Two great bakeries, art studios, and quality seafood & bevvies at the Longhorn Saloon or Edison Inn!
Tentative course map:
PARKING: Somewhat limited due to the course layout. Note the ONE-WAY vehicle access loop in red (will be course-marshalled at caution signs). Car-pooling recommended! You can also park at the Lake Samish County Park swimming area & ride over (<1 mile) or at one of the I-5 Lake Samish exits and shuttle in with another racer.