Growlers Crew Kills It at the 2017 Mega-Build

There were some significant challenges to overcome, but the crew that came out to work at the Growlers Mega-Build on Saturday. We completed FIVE miles of new line that includes the Elmer Fudd trail from Legacy to the top of Without a Paddle (it is apparently slightly steep) and an epic line from the big trees on Trust Me to near the bridge at the bottom of Trust Me. Toss in the finishing touches on the Legacy clean-up and you can see what a great day it was.

Thanks to all 120 people who came out to make this possible. They had to ride in for several miles and hike from there to the work sites. This is the third consecutive year that we have had more than 100 volunteers at our big build.

Thanks also to our studdish crew chiefs: Nathan Frechen, Jason Crago, Andrew Holder, Kevin Templeton, Bob Juntunen, Tony Daversa, Joe Santos, Bill Larson, Darrell Jamieson, Adam Faren, Greg O’Brien, Vaughn Martin, Shane Oberg, Preston Antisdel, Barry DeSemple, and Ben McCormack. A shout-out to Juntu Oberg for helping with logistics. And a big credit to Dave LeMonds for having the vision to come up with this fantastic line.

We are incredibly grateful for the generous sponsors who supplied the raffle prizes for the after-party. Always support the people who support us –

  • Bob Horness
  • Buoy Brewing
  • Chris King
  • Clatsop Power
  • Colvin’s Tavern
  • Cyclepath PDX
  • Fort George Brewery
  • Lakeside Bicycles
  • Porky’s
  • Proper Cycle Werks
  • Wauna Credit Union
  • Wet Dog Brewing

Tremendous bridge work by Rob Larsen, Dave LeMonds, and Michael Inbody highlight the new line.

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