Kicking Off our Trek Eastward with Duthie
9 Jun 2014
(rider: Ian Fay)
The 5th Annual Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Festival (Sponsored by Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance) took place on June 7th, 2014 and WorldBikeParks.com was there to soak up the brilliant sunshine and ride one of the best community bike parks in the Pacific Northwest. Natty & Trey (WorldBikeParks.com team members) didn’t have to drive far from their home-base in Olympia, WA to hit up this first bike park stop, as they set-off on their mega-trek eastward to kickoff WorldBikeParks.com East-Coast-Road-Trip. (#ECRT)
(Rider: Ian Fay)
Sporting over 40 vendors from the mountain bike industry with major bike brand demos on offer from the likes of Specialized, Norco, Diamondback, Kona, Transition, and Cannondale, this year’s Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival at Duthie Hill reached record proportions with over 1,800 mountain bike enthusiasts attending the event.
(Rider: Ian Fay)
Duthie Hill Bike Park is located in Issaquah, WA (King County) about 20miles east of Seattle. Progressive freeride lines from blue-rated tracks to double-black expert runs challenge and allow for advancement of skills for all ability levels. Interesting features abound with gaps galore and judicious use of wood makes for a grand time amongst the second-growth forest. Duthie Hill’s 120 acres are packed with jumps lines, XC single-track, pump tracks, and even a trick step-up booter! One of the great things about the freeride lines at Duthie is that practically any bike (from hardtail-to-DH) can be used on the incredibly—well built features.
Duthie Hill is not to be missed if you’re in the Seattle area! Parking can be difficult on weekends, but there is overflow-parking 7/10 of mile away at Cascade Ridge Elementary school on 2020 Trossachs Blvd SE, Issaquah, WA.