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The West

California • Nevada • Oregon • Washington

The Sierra Nevada Mountains and Cascade Range span from Mexico to Canada and include some of the most stunning landscapes and great mountain towns. Learn more about what to do and what’s happening in the mountains of California, Oregon and Washington.

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May 2020

Selco Pole Pedal Paddle – Bend 2020

May 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free
nordic skiing segment at Mt Bachelor for the Pole Pedal Paddle Bend race

The Selco Pole Pedal Paddle is the largest of all the PPP events in North America and maybe the world!…

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Made in Tahoe Festival – Squaw Valley

May 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - May 24, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Best Via Ferrata in the United States Squaw Valley California

Made in Tahoe Festival celebrates all things local. The Village at Squaw Valley will host a wide array of offerings…

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September 2020

Grinduro 2020

September 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mt Shasta Ski Park, 4500 Ski Park Hwy
McCloud, CA 96057 United States
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In short, Grinduro 2020 edition is just what the name suggests: Gravel Road Race + Mountain Bike-Style Enduro = one…

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April 2021

Boarding 4 Breast Cancer Tahoe 2021

April 3
Sierra-at-Tahoe, 1111 Sierra-At-Tahoe Rd
Twin Bridges, CA 95735 United States
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$25
Sierra at Tahoe Chip Shot South Lake Tahoe Adult Hot Cocoa

I still remember at a young age reading about all the unique snowboard events that happened out West. Being in…

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May 2021

Northwest Cup 2021 – Port Angeles

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 16 @ 6:00 pm
Dry Hill, 82-, 492 Walkabout Way
Port Angeles, WA 98363 United States
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best Mountain Bike Racing Series in the US Washington Mountain Biking mud

The NW Cup (or Northwest Cup) is one of our favorite mountain bike racing series in the US. The Port…

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June 2021

Northwest Cup 2021 – Mt Hood Ski Bowl

June 4 @ 8:00 am - June 6 @ 6:00 pm
Mount Hood Skibowl, Mt Hood National Forest, 87000 U.S. 26
Government Camp, OR 97028 United States
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best Mountain Bike Racing Series in the US Washington Mountain Biking mud

The NW Cup (or Northwest Cup) is one of our favorite mountain bike racing series in the US. In its…

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Reno River Festival 2021

June 12 - June 13
Wingfield Park, 2 S Arlington Ave
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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Free
Reno River Festival 2011 best whitewater kayak races Lake Tahoe Nevada Truckee River

The Reno River Festival 2021 edition is an outdoor celebration held in Wingfield Park in downtown Reno. It officially kicks…

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Cascadia Dirt Cup 2021 – Post Canyon Enduro

June 26
best Mountain Bike Racing Series in the US Cascadia Dirt Cup Oregon Mountain Biking Enduro

The Cascadia Dirt Cup (CDC) is one of our favorite mountain bike racing series in the US. The 1st stop…

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July 2021

Death Ride – A Tour of California’s Alps

July 17
Turtle Rock Park, 17300 CA-89
Markleeville, CA 96120 United States
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Death Ride 2017 California Road Bike Race Monitor Pass Summer Scenic View

With a deep history going back to the 70's the Death Ride 2021 is the ultimate test for any road…

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Cascadia Dirt Cup 2021 – Tiger Mtn

July 24
best Mountain Bike Racing Series in the US Cascadia Dirt Cup Oregon Mountain Biking Enduro

The Cascadia Dirt Cup (CDC) is one of our favorite mountain bike racing series in the US. The 2nd stop…

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