Bike Competition & Clinics

Racing is the proving grounds of any sport, and the Northwest Tune-Up certainly wouldn’t be a bike festival without a little friendly—yet at times fierce—competition. Galbraith Mountain will be home to on-hill races like the Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro, while the waterfront will host the spectator friendly Pumptrack Drag Race and riding clinics.

Demos

July 14-16, 2023

Bellingham, Washington

Galbraith Mountain Enduro

This four to six stage enduro race is a bonus race of the Cascadia Dirt Cup series and will be held on Galbraith Mountain for two full days. In traditional format, the downhills are timed and uphill climbs are mandatory, but not included in racers’ overall time. Competitors can expect a racecourse that is more technical than a traditional cross-country course, with a healthy dose of climbing thrown in. The race will be broken into categories between Saturday and Sunday.

Pumptrack Drag Race

This head-to-head format puts racers against each other throughout a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by "pumping"—generating momentum with body movement instead of pedaling. Competitors will race down and back on the new “singletrack sidewalk” along the Waterfront’s Granary Avenue, the perfect place to watch with a tasty beverage in hand.

Jump and Cornering Clinics

Learn the fundamentals of jumping and cornering at the Waterfront Pumptrack and Galbraith Mountain’s newly developed progressive jump line. Start small and work up to the bigger lines with a clinic guided by some of the area’s best coaches. Whether you are just starting to take flight, or have the desire to hone your existing skills, these clinics provide a stage for progression. Join in on the fun or watch the next generation spread their wings.