Jun
13

Nation’s Largest Downhill Bike Series to Race at Tamarack Resort This Weekend

NW CUP. OPENING WEEKEND. GO BIG.

Spectators are invited to experience the race up close and personal for free!

DONNELLY, Idaho (June 13, 2019) – Starting on June 14 through June 16, the NW Cup and the Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) will be taking place at Tamarack Bike Park at the Tamarack Resort. The NW Cup is known as the largest downhill mountain bike series in the nation and guaranteed to be a thrill for racers and spectators alike.

“In the last two years Tamarack Bike Park has quickly become one of the favorites amongst the NW Cup community, not only for the fun and challenging race tracks the mountain provides, but also the broad scope of activities the Resort and this beautiful part of Idaho has to offer,” says Casey Northern, NW Cup Series event director. “Tamarack Bike Park is one of newest additions to the NW Cup Series, and in that short time it has been very exciting to see the re-birth of the Resort. The potential of the Bike Park and the Resort has the future looking very bright!”

Though the bike park will be open to the public on Friday and Saturday, it will be closed exclusively for racers on Sunday, June 16 and open for spectating only. The best downhill racers will compete for the title on some of Tamarack’s intense trails. 

Spectators will have front row access to all stages of the race. While its free to attend the event, there is an option to either walk up the mountain to the start of the race or purchase a $15 lift pass and ride the lift to the start. Racing fans can also walk about 400 vertical feet up the mountain to see a line of jumps where racers will really fly.

For video of last year’s NW Cup, view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JddsK_Vkk&t=31s

Camping is available for visitors on Lake Cascade with more than 400 campsites to choose from. They tend to fill up quickly, so go toreserveamerica.com to secure a spot. 

For more information on the race, visit NWcup.com or USAcycling.org or call Tamarack Resort at 208.325.1000.