All photos: Skye Schillhammer
Hub-a-Palooza 3 is in the books! That was a crazy weekend, tons of people, the best weather you could ask for, a few too many crashes for our liking (heal up well everyone!), but all in all tons of fun. This year was quite a bit different than any other year we’ve hosted a race at Beacon, with new trails, tougher courses, a huge turnout, all sunshine, but mostly the insane amount of help from riders in our community. A huge thank you to everyone who helped build trail, repair trail, set up the race course, hosted rides to showcase the trails that would be ridden, our incredible friends who donated their Sunday to help time the Enduro and DH event AT THE SAME TIME! Medics and course marshals who gave us their entire weekend, and to those who stayed late on Sunday, then woke up early Monday to help with clean up.
David and Cassandra Goode, Tim Schlosser, Chris Andreasen, Penny and Craig Schwyn, Sean Murphy, Sarah Harris, Kurt Krowder, Skye Schillhammer, Jason Burger, Jeff anad Jaime Rees, Barry Lunden, Danielle Lillemon, Anna Rinehart, Randy Staat, Jessica Crump, Kat, Little Zach, Big Zach, Paul Christiansen, Jason Kline, Willy from Silver Mt, Danny Zickler, Robert and Brooke (medics), Dan Garrett, Chad Nelson, Danny Zickler, Logan Ervin, Bob Johnson, Kyle Miller… If I’m missing anyone, I’m sorry, but know that we appreciate you… This race wouldn’t have been able to happen without each of you, thank you for being there, and thank you for your time.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors, Spokane Sports Commission, Giant Bicycles, Transition Bikes, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Deity, Smith Optics, Troy Lee Designs, Gravity Components, Power Products Unlimited, and O’Reilly Auto! You helped make this weekend possible for all of us.
Also, thank you racers! Thanks for playing bikes with us, thanks for giving us a reason to have this much fun, and thanks for your patience as we sorted out a brand new timing system and names. This was our biggest turnout ever, with the most day of registrations, so we had a few little bugs to work out with integrating the old system and new.
Giant Trance Omnium Prize announcement will be later today, as well as the video from Jack Anderson Media. Stay tuned!