Huge thanks go out to the 2014 sponsors and supporters: Dirty Fingers Bicycles, DAKINE, Shimano, Dare 2b – Welcome to our Mountain, Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, Five Ten, FOX, 10 Speed Coffee Hood River,Oakley, NORENDO, Oneball, and Continental Tire.
Kim Russell took home 1st place in the Pro-Women overall category. The Harlots are so proud of Kim’s accomplishment in her first year of racing. Watch out for this shredder, she will be a force to reckon with in the 2015 racing season.
Nikki Hollatz took second, Stephanie Armesto took 3rd and Patty Lenz took 4th in the Expert Women series overall results.
Jaimie Didier took 2nd in the Sport Women 34 & under category, and Heather Pola took 3rd in the Sport Women 35+ category.
Way to represent across the board. Go Harlots!
The final race of the Oregon Enduro Series was also the North American Enduro Tour finals and in turn, a stacked field of riders showed up to take advantage of the points and prizes. Day one included three stages at Sandy Ridge that was rocky and technical, full face helmets and pads required. Day two was another intense and technical day of riding the slopes of Mt. Hood and the notorious Ski Bowl downhill course.
Stephanie Armesto and Nikki Hollatz enjoying the view of Mt. Hood from the top of Ski Bowl.
Kim Russell posing with Bekah Rottenberg and Sarah Rawley.
Kim Russell took 5th in the Pro-Women category, Patty Lenz took 1st in the Expert Women category, Nikki Hollatz took 3rd in the Expert Women category, and Jaimie Didier took 3rd in the Sport Women category 34 & under.
Expert Women Podium
The team took a road trip down to Ashland Oregon for race #4 of the series. Ashland is the only race in the series that is styled around a Super-D or top to bottom race format. The racers were timed fastest from the top to the bottom with three special stages and a bonus climbing stage that was not counted towards the final results.
In the Women’s pro-category, Kim Russell had a major mechanical but did take a stage win before her chain was destroyed forcing her to endure a chainless downhill mission to the finish.
In the Women’s expert category, Patty Lenz took 2nd, Nikki Hollatz took 3rd and Amanda Kohlwey was close behind in 5th place.
In the Women’s Sport category (35+), Heather Pola kept the points rolling with a 3rd place, and 17 year old future Dirty Harlot Hannah Bergemann took 3rd in her first ever enduro race in Sport (34 and under).
It was a beautiful weekend in Ashland, with continued awesome support from the Dirty Fingers crew.
All photos courtesy of Colin Meagher.
With a requirement for full face helmets and knee and elbow pads, Race #3 of the Oregon Enduro Series took the girls to the trails of Cold Creek outside of Camas, WA. The race was 3 stages of technical fast trails that took a toll on bodies and bikes alike.
Heather Pola 2nd Place Sport 35+
Nikki Hollatz with 3rd, and Patty Lenz with a 2nd in Expert Women
And Honorary Harlot Kim Becker taking first in the Pro Women Category and getting a full champagne bath from the Harlots to celebrate
The Dirty Harlots managed to pull in podium spots in all the categories at the second stop of the Oregon Enduro Series in Bend, OR. It was a hot day in central Oregon and the five stage race covered over 24 miles of fast single-track.
Jaimie Didier – 3rd place in Sport 34 and under
Heather Pola with a 3rd in the Sport 35+
Patty Lenz with 3rd and Nikki Hollatz with 2nd in the Expert Women Open Category
This March the Dirty Harlots raised over $2,000 for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowling for Kids’ Sake fundraiser! Thank you to everyone who donated and supported this local program. It is one of the missions of the team to be involved in Community fundraisers and give back to important causes. We may be amazing mountain bikers, and the top fundraisers in our cohort, but we could use some serious bowling practice.