West Side Mountain Bike Series


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Securite' Gun Club WSMTB - Cookin in the Kettles
Sunday - March 03, 2019
Start Time:
Fort Ebey State Park (Whidbey Island)
Event Flyers:

 Online Registration Link

We will have day of event registration onsite (cash and check, if cell reception allows we will have Square available). Online registration is available until 8am the Saturday before the event at the following link:

Register for Cookin' in the Kettles Event BikeSignUp


 About this Event

The West Side Mountain Bike Series has been going on for 14 years! It has grown each year and we are excited for the 2019 series, as we are utilizing more new trails. Come on out and have some fun!!!

Also, this event is put on in collaboration with Mussels in the Kettles. If you want to ride the trails the day before our event, register at Mussels in the Kettles. Thanks to Matt Plush who coordinates his group to set up the trails, you are a blessing!! 

 Title Sponsor


Securite' Luxury Gun Club is the 2019 title sponsors of this event.

The Club is in the process of getting ready to build its facility. The goal of the Gun Club is to educate users and provide a safe, family environment to do this. John, and Team Securite' are amazing in thier commitment to the Mountain Bike sport.

 Event Sponsor Prizes

Some of our wonderful sponsors are giving cash or certificate prizes for this event!

We have the following prizes:

#1 Welcome Ramps $100 Purse for Cat 1 OPEN Male Category - $50, $30, $20
(with 12 registered participants)
#2 Welcome Ramps Bag - 1 cool Gift bag for a random category
#3 Bayview Bicycles & BuDu $100 Purse for Cat 1 OPEN Female Category - $50, $30, $20 (with 6 registered participants)
#4 BuDu $50 Purse for Cat 1 OPEN Female Category - $25, $15, $10 (with 6 registered participants)
#5 $50 Purse for Cat 2 OPEN Male Category - $25, $15, $10 (with 12 registered participants)
#6 $50 Purse for Random Category - $25, $15, $10
#7 Ridge Cyclesport $50 Purse for Random Category - $25, $15, $10
#8 Indigenous Wheel Co $50 Purse for Random FEMALE Category - $25, $15, $10


Bayview Bicycles $50 Purse for Womens Cat 1 50+ - $25, $15, $10




$50 Purse for Random Category - $25, $15, $10

$50 Purse for Random Category - $25, $15, $10

Also, Matt has said that he has Growlers from to give away to the Fastest Male/Female in Cat 1, Cat 2 and Cat 3 events. And he has some nice shot glasses to give away, as well. Thanks Matt.

 Camping and Ferry Information

If you are interested in camping at Fort Ebey, you can register for a site on March 1st.

For the ferry schedule: Mukilteo to Clinton

MusselFest Weekend, riders of 'Mussels in the Kettles' or 'Cookin in the Kettles'?


Some local hotels may have discounts for you. Just mention Whidbey Island Bicycle Club, and if there is a discount, you may receive it.

Candlewood Suites
33221 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Fort Casey Inn
1124 S Engle Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239

Best Western
33175 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Try to follow Mussels in the Kettles (FB) on Facebook for all the deals.

 Parking for Cookin' in the Kettles

Parking Parking Parking

Make sure you have a DISCOVER PASS and car pool if possible, the ranger wants no parking issues. There will be a volunteers, who are assisting with parking. Whidbey Bicycle Club, who sets up the course for Cookin, will have a couple people at the entrance of the park checking for discover passes. If you have one, you can go straight to the registration area, if you do not you can take a right and go to the ranger shack and get a pass and come back only a 1/2 mile detour. Once on the access road to the registration area there will be a parking attendant to get you parked in the correct areas and pointing in the right direction (ranger will ticket illegal parkers). Ideally, participants should drop their gear at the turn around area and one person would drive out park the vehicle and ride back to the registration area. Participants in the campground area will be able to ride a 1/2 mile of trail to registration area. Carpooling is a GREAT idea.

Please look over the following link for parking

 Registration Information

Registration times on event day

Registration will open at 8:30am the morning of the event. You must register by 15 minutes before your Category begins (see Course Information and Maps for Category Start Times). EVERYONE must check in, whether you registered online or have a pass. If you do not check in, you are not considered a participant and may be disqualified.

Registration Prices

Entry Fee
Day of
Entry Fee
5 Pass 5 Pass
Day of Fee
Series Pass Series Pass
Day of Fee
  Not available after
the first event.
Adult $33 $40 $150
(save $15)
(save $15+ day of fee)
(save $33)
(save $33+ day of fee)
Under 18 $23 $30 $106
(save $9)
(save $9+ day of fee)
(save $23)
(save $23+ day of fee)
CAT 3 Juniors 11 & Under $18 $25 $80
(save $10)
(save $10+ day of fee)
(save $18)
(save $18+ day of fee)
Prices do not include online registration fee. 

Series Passes and 5 Passes are good for all 8 events (as appropriate), this includes the event at 360 park. Unused passes are not transferable or refundable.

Bike Numbers

We will have a laminated bike number that will have your timing tag on it. It is your responsibility to bring the bike number to each event. If you do not have it, you WILL be charged $5 for a new number, that will be your bike number for the series, unless you change categories.

What do I get with my registration fee?

  • Quick results - posted on site!
  • Age Group Award Medals, 3 Deep

 Refund Policy

  • Once you have registered and start riding the course, you are part of the event, NO refunds will be issued once you start the event.
  • If you have pre-registered and need to request a transfer please send an email to Info@BuDuRacing.com at least 24 hours before the start of the event.

BuDu Racing, LLC reserves the right to cancel an event due to issues beyond their control, such as something weather related. BuDu Racing, LLC will do what they can to accommodate each person who has pre-registered by allowing a transfer to another event, when appropriate.

 Course Information & Map

Start Times for Cookin' in the Kettles

Please review each specific event as there are different start times.

  Cat 3
Age Group and Clydesdale

Cat 1
OPEN, Age Group, Single Speed and Clydesdale
Cat 2 OPEN (Shorter course)

Cat 2
Age Group, Single Speed, Fat Tire and Clydesdale
Start Time 10:15am 11:30am 10am
Event Length

1 Lap

3 Laps 2 Laps

Please remember that courses are tentative and may be adjusted on race morning. 

The Start Time listed is for the first group off in the category. We do have wave starts that are posted the morning of the event. Everyone is normally started with in 8 minutes. Also, the Event Length is approximate and base off of when the first finisher is expected. The lap count is a courtesy, not a guarantee. Course conditions can impact this on either side of the time frame.

Course Map

Please remember that courses are tentative and may be adjusted on race morning. 

2019 Course:

Here is the GPS link for the Cookin Course Map, however, an addition trail has been added, so it will be around 5.2 miles long.

Cookin in the Kettles 2019 Course Map

For the Cat 1 and Cat 2 Open riders here is a map with suggested warm up laps, so that you are not riding on course, during the Cat 3 and Cat 2 event. Warmup Maps

 Series Schedule

Please review the specific event on the link below for start times and such.

Date Location
1/27/19 Swan Creek Trails, Tacoma
2/3/19 Soaring Eagle, Sammamish
2/24/19 Lord Hill, Snohomish
3/3/19 Cookin in the Kettles, Fort Ebey (Whidbey Island)
3/10/19 Dash Point, Tacoma
3/24/19 Henry's Ridge, Maple Valley
3/31/19 Port Gamble Trails, Poulsbo
4/7/19 360 Park, Gig Harbor


Category Description

  • Cat 3 (Beginner) = relatively new to MTB Racing
  • Cat 2 (Sport) = rides comfortably w/ speed
  • Cat 1 (Expert) = Accomplished at MTB
  • Single Speed = riding a bike with one gear
  • Clydesdale = Men over 210 lbs
Self Seeding Categories, includes Cat 3 Age Group and Clydesdale, Cat 2 OPEN, Age Group, Clydesdale, Fat Tire and Single Speed and Cat 1 OPEN, Age Group, Single Speed and Clydesdale. Age group divisions do not apply to Collegiate, Clydesdale or Single Speed. Medals are given out at each event 3 deep and for the Series Ending Awards, it is 5 Deep.
Cat 1
OPEN Male and Female - Ages 34 and under, and any other age who wants to participate in this category Any
Age Group - Male and Female 35 to 49
Age Group - Male and Female 50+
Male Single Speed  
Male Clydesdale (210 pounds or more)  
Cat 2
Middle School - Male and Female (ages 12-14) 12 to 14
High School - Male and Female (ages 15-18) 15 to 18
OPEN Male - Any CAT 2 rider Any
Age Group - Male and Female 19 to 29
Age Group - Male and Female 30 to 39
Age Group - Male and Female 40 to 49
Age Group - Female 50+
Age Group - Male 50 to 59
Age Group - Male 60+
Fat Tire - Male (tire should be 26 x 4' wide or wider)  
Male Clydesdale (210 pounds or more)  
Male Single Speed  
Cat 3
Elementary - Male and Female (11 and Under) 11 and Under
Middle School - Male and Female (ages 12-14) 12 to 14
High School - Male and Female (ages 15-18) 15 to 18
Age Group - Male and Female 19 to 34
Age Group - Male and Female 35 to 49
Age Group - Male and Female 50+
Male Clydesdale (210 pounds or more)  
We will be taking $1 from each registration and adding that to a pool for the series ending payout the bigger the numbers, the bigger the payout. The promoter reserves the right to change categories, places, and prize list based on participation. While this is not a USCF/NORBA event, rules will be enforced. This includes wearing a HELMET at ALL times when on your bike.


 Lapped Riders

If a participant is lapped by the lead rider, you will finish on the same lap as the leader. On the final results it will indicate you are one lap down. The results posted onsite may show a time penalty instead of being down a lap, but will be adjusted for the final results.

 Transfers to a Different Category

Transfers to a different category, which means you are moving up a category, are allowed with points transferring, but must take place before the 5th race. No transfers with points will be allowed after the 5th event. After transferring, in order to be in contention to win a Series Placing, you must have competed in at least 3 of the category events you are placing in. 

If you transfer down a category or lateral within a category, your points will NOT transfer.

You can request to be transferred to a category by emailing Info@BuDuRacing.com or talking with one of the registration staff members.

 Individual Event Awards

We will be awarding medals for First, Second, and Third finishes in each category and division (as appropriate) at each event. You need to pick up your medal, they will not be mailed.

 World Dominator Team Competition

Attn Teams for the West Side Mtn Bike Series:

A team leader needs to be designated, and Deanna needs to know who this is. This Team Leader will report to Deanna (via email), the Saturday, prior to the event, the 5 participants (including name and bike number -if known) from their team who will be the ones the points are taken from. These people can change for each event, and there is no requirement for which categories the participants have to be in, as Cat 1 podiums are worth more than Cat 2 and Cat 3 podiums. Should that person actually participate or not finish, the team gets no points for that entry. Since our scoring system already recognizes the different categories by the points, we do not need to adjust points. The team at the end of the points series with the most points wins the World Dominator Team Competition.

Pick your most reliable 5 members for each race.

World Dominator

 Series Information

Points are awarded to each finisher in each division and category at the completion of each event and are carried over to the next event. The final event will be a stand alone event and will not count towards series points. At the final event we will have the series ending podium ceremony. This way, people can review the results and let BuDu Racing, LLC know ahead of time if there is an issue that needs to be reviewed.

In order to be eligible for season ending prizes, you must participate in 5 of the 7 events. The last event is a stand alone race, with prizes of its own. This will help the series ending awards go more smoothly. If you participate in all 7 events (in the points series) or purchase a season pass, you will receive a series bonus of 15 points. Your accumulative series points will be a composite of your top five event finishes plus the series bonus (as applicable). Each participant who starts an event will automatically receive one point. If you want to change categories, you can, but you will need to remain in that category for the rest of the series (you can not return to the previous category). We have adjusted the series points to stay the same when transferring, as the lower category events have less points. You may not place in the series in more than one category.

Series ending awards will be presented at the final event. If you are not present to accept your award, it will be your responsibility to make arrangements to receive your award.

Below is the breakdown for placing and points:

Place Cat 1 Points Cat 2 Points Cat 3 Points   Place Cat 1 Points Cat 2 Points Cat 3 Points
1 125 100 75 37 60 35 10
2 120 95 70 38 59 34 9
3 115 90 65 39 58 33 8
4 110 85 60 40 57 32 7
5 105 80 55 41 56 31 6
6 100 75 50 42 55 30 5
7 96 71 46 43 54 29 4
8 92 67 42 44 53 28 3
9 88 63 38 45 52 27 2
10 87 62 37 46 51 26 1
11 86 61 36 47 50 25 1
12 85 60 35 48 49 24 1
13 84 59 34 49 48 23 1
14 83 58 33 50 47 22 1
15 82 57 32 51 46 21 1
16 81 56 31 52 45 20 1
17 80 55 30 53 44 19 1
18 79 54 29 54 43 18 1
19 78 53 28 55 42 17 1
20 77 52 27 56 41 16 1
21 76 51 26 57 40 15 1
22 75 50 25 58 39 14 1
23 74 49 24 59 38 13 1
24 73 48 23 60 37 12 1
25 72 47 22 61 36 11 1
26 71 46 21 62 35 10 1
27 70 45 20 63 34 9 1
28 69 44 19 64 33 8 1
29 68 43 18 65 32 7 1
30 67 42 17 66 31 6 1
31 66 41 16 67 30 5 1
32 65 40 15 68 29 4 1
33 64 39 14 69 28 3 1
34 63 38 13 70 27 2 1
35 62 37 12 71 26 1 1
36 61 36 11 72 25 1 1


Please Be Sure To Thank Our Event Sponsors