Final leg of HooDoo Cup mountain bike series set for September 13

Published: Sep. 9, 2020 at 7:49 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The final leg of the HooDoo Cup series is set for September 13. Mountain bike racers are gearing up to tackle the course out near Ester Dome. Despite the COVID-19 global pandemic, Goldstream Sports was able to get their event off the ground.

“On the 13th, we’ll have the final HooDoo Cup mountain bike race,” said Goldstream Owner Joel Buth. “And that’ll pretty much wrap up our mountain biking for this year for racing. The enduro race is just hoping to getting our feet wet with it and then next year hoping to get a statewide draw.”

A rider takes on the HooDoo Cup series
A rider takes on the HooDoo Cup series(Kyle Erbeck)

While other events in Interior, Alaska had been altered or cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sports like mountain biking was able to thrive. The HooDoo Cup series has been going on for eight years with riders taking on the outdoor courses in what Goldstream Sports Marketing Manager Aaron Marks calls a perfect event for social distancing.

“The fact that it’s a mountain bike race on a single track trail. So we’re sending folks down one at a time, one to two minutes apart,” said Aaron Marks. “So we started to look at it and said, ‘Hey this is a race made for social distancing.’ We can do this.”

The race is slated for 2 P.M. near Ester Dome with registration starting at Goldstream Sports.

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