2014-15 CCX Series Schedule

Year of the Collective

This is the full season schedule. For a race day schedule, please see our Categories page.

BBMX Prologue

Brought to you by Bellingham BMX on Sept 27, 2014

Warm up your season on our permacourse we built last season at the Bellingham BMX 30 acre cycling-specific venue. Come see what we've been developing for over a year - the first permanent cyclocross course in the PNW, one of only three in the country, and the only one on private land! This gives us lots of options for layout and features which will be added over years as our humble resources and dedicated volunteer time allows.

This event will break from the standard format of CCX events. We will race in the afternoon & evening, after the BMX racing has ended. Why not try both?

We will also be breaking from the usual categories. Think hot laps with a relay.

Bellingham BMX

Brought to you by Bellingham BMX on Oct 4th and 25th, 2014

This is the grand opening of the Cascade Cross Series 2014 and we are returning to our permacourse twice at the Bellingham BMX venue. We've got better grass, some bridge upgrades, and a few other new, surprise features in store for you this season!

The course is mostly short rolling hills with some sand but also some very sticky sections, depending on weather. The abandoned golf course surface has mostly been reconditioned to short, new grass. We also have an open forest section to give you that loamy singletrack feel but still with room to pass.

Watch the short film called Everyone is Friends we made in partnership with Right On Brother Films on race day last October as an entry into the WMBC Shoot the Trails fundraiser film competition. You should get a taste of amazing scene we have created just north of Bellingham!

Cross Border Clash

Brought to you by Jack's Bicycle Center and Transition Bikes on November 1st, 2014

Many a great battle has been staged along boundary lines: the Mason-Dixon Line (Yankees v. Confederates), the Tug Fork river (Hatfields v. McCoys), the Columbia River (Sasquatch v. Unicorns). However, matters have been relatively peaceful along 49th parallel north (the exception being the Pig War of 1859) for a few centuries. That is, until NOW!

The cyclocross steam has been building on both the British Columbia and Washington sides of the Fourth Corner boundary for several years, and now all this tension is coming to a head right here in Whatcom County.

Thanks Given'er @ Fort Nugent Park

Brought to you by Whidbey Island Cycling Club on Nov 22nd, 2014

A new venue in Oak Harbor hosted by our friends on Whidbey Island and winner of the Mens B in 2013, Brad Nelson. The park includes wide trails as part of an 18-hole golf course (think Cornwall), abundant parking, good bathrooms, and a huge playground. Definitely worth the 1 hour drive from Bellingham and a fun way to expand the range of this local series!

Zombie Xmas Cross

Brought to you by Kulshan Cycling Ambassadors on December 13th, 2014

2012 planted another amazing new venue called the Lutherwood Bible Camp into our quiver of excellence. This place has more terrain and diversity than you can imagine! Not to mention enough facilities to help you deal with the rugged elements out on Lake Samish in the winter - hot showers, a meal kitchen, fire pits with shelter, even cabins you can book for the weekend!

Coursewise, we've put together all the greatness you've come to expect out of Bellingham cyclocross with some added toughness to get you prepped for your annual food, family, shopping, & nog cocktail-induced coma, or the zombie apocalypse - whichever comes first!

Note, this event is replacing the five year run of Thriller Cross at Civic Fields which has been the traditional costume race in our series. The theme is Zombie Christmas.

Bandit Cross

Brought to you by Fanatike Bike Co. Race Team on January 31st, 2015

Zombie rides the Skinny In 2015, this race has been re-named from Chiller Cross to honor the memory of Bandit, Ryan's Australian Shepherd who assisted in the build out of every Cascade Cross course from October 2006 to January 2014. Rest in peace and mud, Bandit!

This will be our fifth time out in January, and we're still the only cyclocross series in the PNW to cross into the new year. It is one of our most popular races, which leads us to believe it is obviously a good time to race 'cross! We will be racing on the same weekend as Cyclocross Worlds this year, so you might also call this Bellingham Bandit Worlds!

Ride of the Valkyries

Brought to you by Odin on January 11th, 2015

“The Chooser of the Slain”

This is an exciting new rendition of our treasure hunt rides of years' past. Some would call it an interurban adventure ride. Some might call it a greenways cyclocross team race. Some might call it an alleycat with gravel paths, staircases, and singletrack instead of alleys. Either way, it's a great way to see the open space in & around Bellingham and ride (hard or easy) with your friends!

RIDE DAY: Sunday!

RIDE TIME: High Noon!

RIDE START: Kulshan Brewery!

RULES: See below!

Spring Smash

Brought to you by Kona Bikes on March 29th, 2015

Voodoo Burnout BakerIt's time to open up another season in the wide array of fun & challenging cycling experiences brought to you by the Cascade Cross community! Should you dust off your 'cross bike? Trick out your mountain bike? Put fatter tires on your road bike? Choosing the right steed for the job is part of the adventure! You might wind up wanting a bike like the one pictured, which some would call a Monster Cross.

These is a supported group ride in a new, experimental format. We are asking for just a $10 contribution for your support station supplies as we get this concept off the ground.

10 am at Larrabee State Park at the Band Shell.

Approx. 26 miles with 3,500' of climbing. Plan on 4-5 hours, finishing back at Larrabee for some refreshments and socialization. You can drive here if you're worried about a ride home. Otherwise, the interurban is a perfect flat gravel route home. map

33mm knobbies or bigger suggested. Suspension not required.
Food, water, and warm clothes. We will refill you at support stations with all but clothes!

Awards Party

Brought to you by The Collective on Jan 31st, 2015


Finale PartyThis is the reward for everyone's dedication to local cyclocross and an opportunity to recognize the fastest, the fittest, or just the most consistent racers! We do the overall series awards presentation, music, announcements, and special contests for those that race & finish every race.

It's a fine time capping off a fantastic season!