On Tuesday Aug 25th, Cove Bikes hosted a small bike demo at the Family Man Skills Area. Anyone and everyone was invited that could make it to Family Man during the hours of 1pm to 6pm. Texts went out, people responded. Mike Estes’ NW Cove Rep took riders to 8-Track for a good long ride back down to the Cove Bike Tent on the 2009 demo fleet that included the famous Cove Shocker, The STD, The Hustler and The Sanchez. You can jump to Pinkbike’s Photo Album to see all the images from this event here.
The Northwest School of Freeride was there to scope the new Cove Hooker 4 inch Slopestyle Bike and campers were out for laps on ‘Middle School’ and ‘Dropout’ coming back with smiles. Several people came out for a test ride and I thank each and everyone who did attend. Shout out to Dirty Fingers and Discover Bikes for sending up riders……….
Events Coming Up!
Sept 12th and 13th is the Mt Hood Super D hosted by Momentum Bike’s/Hurricane Racing. This race starts at the Timberline Lodge, rips down the sandy/rocky Glade Trail, to the Crosstown Trail to the famous Pioneer Bridle Trail and down to the ‘tunnel’ at the top of Kiwanis Camp Road. This is a long demanding trail and should turn into a world class event, almost 12 miles of descent and sweet singletrack awaits all DH/FR rigs,Trail Rigs,Hardtail XC and all grommies with disc brakes …information for the event can be found here. You can preregister on Ski Bowl’s website here. Entry fee is $50 bucks and that includes the shuttle service on Saturday for practice and the results and timing by Hurricane Racing are world class (they operate the NW Gravity Cup Series called The Fluidride Cup.) Stay for Raffle and Awards hosted by yours truly……..should be a great race and the beginning of Oregon’s most famous year of bike racing. Bring your cowbells!