Solid Crew Completes Big Work at Coldwater

Heat. Relentless climbing. Vampire-like mosquitoes. None of that got in the way of the outstanding crew that showed to work on the 230A on June 29th at Coldwater Lake on the north side of Mount St. Helens. The effort was spearheaded by Growlers Gulch Racing, [Continue Reading]

Coldwater Crew Gets It Done!

A 70-person crew showed up at Coldwater Lake to open the 211 Trail to mountain bikers. It was an outstanding effort by all involved. Special props to Paul Norris, Melanie Norris, Andy Jansky, and Andy Crump, who led the effort. Thanks also to crew chiefs Kelley [Continue Reading]

Under-employed Ride South Coldwater

I tried to get out of it. When I talked with Paul on Sunday at the bike park, his knee was hurting and he was fatigued from riding Smith Creek with Mel on Saturday. I got the impression that he might want to cancel our ride on the 230A Trail at South Coldwater. No [Continue Reading]

South Coldwater Work Party – June 26th

The South Coldwater work party on the 230A Trail on the north side of Mount St. Helens is a go for Sunday, June 26th. Full details and sign-up here. Brian Mahon and Ken Noble went up recently to do recon and start the work. Brian reports that heavy snow brought [Continue Reading]

Growlers Gulch Racing Hits South Coldwater Trail

A huge crew from Growlers Gulch Racing completed trimming and dirt work on South Coldwater Trail 230A on Saturday, June 5th. The 230A is the only trail on the north side of Mount St. Helens that is open to mountain bikers. The group included Brian Mahon, J. [Continue Reading]

Work Parties Planned for June 5th and 12th

South Coldwater 230A – June 5th Brian Mahon is heading up this work day on the 230A, the only trail accessible to mountain bikers on the north side of St. Helens. We have maintained the 230A for several years and want to show the powers-that-be that mountain [Continue Reading]

Work Date Set for South Coldwater Trail

We have received phenomenal support from area riders for trail building and trail maintenance at Growlers Gulch. We ask that you expand your horizons a bit and consider signing on to lend a hand with the South Coldwater 230A Trail on Saturday, June 26th. You can [Continue Reading]

South Coldwater 230A Open to the Adventurous

I rarely allow bikers to use their own words on my website. I’m guessing that I don’t have to explain the reason. Only Paul and Mahon get special exemptions. Neither is all that intelligent but they have a way with words that is entertaining. Below is [Continue Reading]

U.S. Forest Service Issues Warrant for Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller of Growlers Gulch Racing – seen here (right) with an unidentified outlaw rider – has done what the rest of us can only dream of doing. He has been blacklisted by the U.S. Forest Service. [caption id="attachment_1548" align="alignright" [Continue Reading]

South Coldwater Work Party This Saturday

While you still have that post-Tour de Gulch glow, now is the time to make a commitment to payback. The Growlers Gulch Trail Crew has two St. Helens work parties scheduled for this summer – the first is Saturday, June 27th, at the 230A trail at South [Continue Reading]

St. Helens – Ape Canyon and Mount Margaret

Got a chance to ride at St. Helens twice last weekend. The weather was phenomenal, and the rain earlier in the week made the tread as good as you’re ever going to see it. Continue reading St. Helens – Ape Canyon and Mount Margaret