Bike Park Blowout Set for September 21st

Kids and bikes.

Spectacular crashes during the free-ride session.

Free lunch. Cowbells. Bikes, bikes and more bikes.

It doesn’t get much better than this. Everyone is invited to attend this year’s Bike Park Blowout at the Castle Rock Bike Park on Saturday, September 21st.

We had 350+ people at last year’s event and we are looking to surpass that total. Adult riders will have plenty of time to session the park. And if you enjoy seeing kids have fun, you are going to have a smile on your face that will stay there the entire weekend.

We’ve added approximately a dozen new features of varying difficulties in the past year. Here’s your chance to check it out. Bring your kids, grandkids, the neighbor kids. or stray kids. If they have a bike and a helmet, this is the place. And if they don’t have a helmet, we can supply one.

We will have 12 to 15 kids’ challenge stations. We found out last year that kids love stickers, and we will have them again. Anyone who accumulates 15 stickers will be awarded a Champion medal, courtesy of PNW biking legends Jerry and Andrea de Ruyter.

I realize that some of you would prefer to be riding at the mountain. Please keep in mind that this is our opportunity to show the local community – and by that, I mean everyone in Western Washington and Northwestern Oregon – that people are passionate about bikes. Your presence at this event, as well as you willingness to spread the word and recruit others, would be greatly appreciated.

We’ll set aside 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. so that all volunteers and other adults can have full free-ride opportunities. The kids will starting showing at 10 a.m. and we will get the stations going then. Please keep in mind that a number of more technical features will not be used for the kids’ stations and will be open for adults. In addition, adult riders can jump in and hit any of the features at any time.

It’s all about sharing the vibe. Let this be the warm-up to Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

As you can probably guess, we are going to need volunteers to make this work. I know people are busy, but without your help we can’t pull it off. These people are on board. Let me know if you can make it.

  1. Katie Ahrens
  2. Scott Ahrens
  3. Preston Antisdel
  4. Krissy Brunsman
  5. Andy Crump
  6. Andrea de Ruyter
  7. Jerry de Ruyter
  8. Barry de Semple
  9. Tom Eilertsen
  10. Tana Gutzka
  11. Tuuli Hakala
  12. Kim Hanley
  13. Ann Hinkle
  14. Kelley Hinkle
  15. Andrew Holder
  16. Nic Khajevi
  17. John Kowalski
  18. Rob Larsen
  19. Chris Laughlin
  20. Chelsey LeMonds
  21. Dave LeMonds
  22. Diane LeMonds
  23. J. LeMonds
  24. Sherry LeMonds
  25. Jeff Lipton
  26. Denise Livingston
  27. Vaughn Martin
  28. Brandon McNew
  29. Karen McNew
  30. Cristina Mihaescu
  31. Juntu Oberg
  32. Shane Oberg
  33. Greg Ogden
  34. Mike Patterson
  35. Nicole Peterson
  36. Steve Reed
  37. Kris Siewell
  38. Randy Toney
  39. Jon Van Natta


5 thoughts on “Bike Park Blowout Set for September 21st”

  1. I think Carley will be home from WSU for this too. She had a great time working it last year. Will keep you posted

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