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What are the must do races in Washington state?

Old 06-01-12, 10:26 PM
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What are the must do races in Washington state?

any of them near seattle?
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You're just in time, the biggest Seattle crit of the year is tomorrow! https://theballardcrit.blogspot.com/

Here's the WSBA's race calendar, it's got everything local on it: https://wsbaracing.com/schedule/2012#june

My shortlist of must-do races in WA:
* Indy Valley RR
* Tour of Walla Walla stage race
* Volunteer Park Crit (Seattle)
* Northshore RR (Bellingham)
* Enumclaw stage race
* BALLARD CRIT (Seattle)
* Wenatchee omnium
* Capital Stage Race (Olympia)
* Brad Lewis Crit (Seattle)
* Joe Matava July 4th Crit (~Seattle)
* the late-season circuit races are fun too

Besides those USAC races, the Seward Thursday-night races are great and right in the city: https://www.northwestvelo.com/
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thanks Matt. we're merely planning some NorCal -> WA race road trips for next year. If you had to pick 2-3 must do race which ones would the be?
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I suppose it depends if you like crits or road races, climbing or not, etc.

For crits: Ballard, Volunteer Park

Road races: Indy Valley, Walla Walla (fun crit too), Enumclaw.

Just about all of the stage races here have some sort of climb or another. Most of the other circuit/road races have an incline or two, but the stage races have longer climbs (2-8k long).
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We're looking at races with natural selection points (hills/technical)...most likely one crit and one road race.
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I'm planning on the Climb4Cancer in July... the 21st or something. 2.2 miles of 8.6%.
I'm kinda nuts, though... doing it on my bent.

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Planning on it this year as the 'main event'

I enjoyed the Northshore Hill Climb TT, too.

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I really like

Vance Creek RR
Wenatchee Omnium
Boat Street Crit
Ballard Crit
Boston Harbor Circuit Race
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thanks all, sounds like a good list.
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It's not near Seattle, but the Ronde van pallouse is my favorite.
https://spokanerocketvelo.com/index.p...=68&Itemid=116

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Good list there so far...since you like the hills/technical definitely look at Independence Valley RR..

Also you might consider that Capital Stage Race. One of the stages is the IVRR course backwards, and depending on your Cat, also includes the Vance Creek RR course in the stage. One of the best, most fun crit courses too, from a rider's perspective. It's also technical and uses the State Capital for the backdrop...like a video game!

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Good list there so far...since you like the hills/technical definitely look at Independence Valley RR..
you know, I used to really like IVRR, but the hills don't seem to split things up all so much in the higher categories - so it doesn't have the excitement it did when I first did it as a 5.
Still, it is a very engaging race with a larger tactical question than many of the other races on the calendar.
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