Seventy-five riders shrugged off drizzle and sloppy tread to soak up the vibe at the Fourteenth Annual Tour de Gulch on Saturday, June 18th. The event was sponsored by Growlers Gulch Racing.
Having fun was the top priority and that goal was accomplished!
Special thanks to ride guides Paul Norris, Ksenia Mueller, Melanie Norris, Rob Larsen, Joel Rogauskus, Denise Livingston, Carla Mitchem, Jack Berry, Lance Brigman, Mike Van Hoose, Randy Toney, Ryan Hicks, and Dave LeMonds.
This was the first TDG for more than 30 riders. Special guests included Wade from Bad Monkey, four riders from Tillamook, and a big crew from Cyclepath.
Riders were joined by friends and family members for the post-ride party at Porky’s. Big thanks to the staff at Porky’s for their service and hospitality, as well as to Melanie Norris for handling the raffle.
Mel announced that more than $1,227 was raised for the Castle Rock Bike Park. Those who donated raffle items include Highlander Cycling, Ganesh Indian Cuisine, Nipp’s, Kyocera Industrial Ceramics, Playa Azul, Dara Muldoon, Meladramatic Floral Artistry, Resource Revival, Mel Perigo Ceramics, By the Bottle, Jason Moon, Poker Pete’s, Salon Boheme, Hop & Grape and Belmont Station.
Also, thanks to Bob and Becki Horness, Marcus Faber, Kim Hanley, and Erik, Sara and Riley Carlson for purchasing tiles.
Notes: Jeff Lipton and J. LeMonds were riding in their fourteenth TDGs. . . Participants with ten or more TDGs under their belts include Bob Stanton, Dave LeMonds, and Jack Berry; Rob Larsen and Susan Martin are at, or close to, this total as well . . . Ten-year-old Josh Crosby became the youngest TDG participant. . . Vaughn Martin is the oldest at 73. . . This year’s crowd was the largest in TDG history. . . Weyerhaeuser and Sierra-Pacific have informed the Board of Director that they will be seeking damages from Bob Horness. Apparently, Horness left marks on a number of trees, as well as himself, on Saturday’s ride. . . Travis Degn showed off his stunt riding skills at the end of A-B-C. Look for this performance in the upcoming ride video.