Date: May 16th and 17th 2015
Location: Enumclaw, Washington
Full info at http://www.moestagerace.com/
The Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race:
Under the shadow of beautiful Mt. Rainier, the Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race is most famous for its road race, which winds through the farmlands and bull grazing pastures of rural Enumclaw. The scenic road race features Mud Mountain Dam road, which rises 800 ft each lap. The race is also known for the leg-burning speed at which the racers go up the hill on the very first lap to force early eliminations.
Coming the day after an eight-corner technical crit and a time trial, the road race quickly distills the field down to an elite group. This race has been a place for new juniors to try out their climbing legs, current tour rider Tyler Fararr was one of the Junior stars just a few years ago.
The criterium course is a fun, action-packed course that goes through the heart of downtown Enumclaw. It has been a favorite of locals, many who watch the race year after year. The race is heavily supported by the Mutual of Enumclaw and local volunteers who come out to corner marshal at the crit, road race, and time trial. The local high-school girls man the feed zone on the hill climb. The Enumclaw police department is essential to the race. Each year they escort the pelotons and keep the race safe. The Blue Rooster / Sports Medicine Clinic racing team has been putting on the race for the last 17 years.
In 2010 the race reverted to a traditional timed stage race format. The only major stage race within an hour of Seattle, it draws racers from all over the Northwest and regions of Canada. In fact, some of the strongest riders in Canada have won this race, making it an international event.
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