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]

Highlander Announces Shop Ride at Stella

Highlander Cycling is putting together a group ride at Stella on Saturday, January 15th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to tour the Stella system, but you must sign up at the shop to be eligible. Ride leaders are Ken “The Other White [Continue Reading]

Goat-Goat-Green Ride Report

Brian Mahon recently chalked up his annual ride at Goat Mountain, north of Mount St. Helens. This is spectacular country that includes a descent into the old growth forest at the upper end of Green River . This isn’t reprod. This is forest primeval, some of [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]

Meet the Ride Team

It’s a motley crew but when you’re this old, the pickings are slim. Jim LeMonds is celebrating his 60th birthday with the 60 @ Sixty ride. He taught English in the Longview School District for 30 years and has been mountain biking since 1996. LeMonds [Continue Reading]

West Side of Mount St. Helens

Brian Mahon and I rode a great loop on the west side of St. Helens in late September. We started at Red Rock Pass and headed over to Blue Lake. From there, we rode up the Huckleberry Saddle and onto the Sheep Canyon Trail, which puts you on the Loowit. From there, [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]

Ape Canyon Trail Work Complete

Premier, high-elevation trail in disrepair? No money for USFS crews? Nobody else willing to step up? Who you gonna call? Growlers Gulch Racing, of course. On July 26, the Mountain Bike Mutts – a trail-building arm of Growlers Gulch Racing – and several [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]

Sign up at TDG for St. Helens Trail Work

Brian Mahon will be heading up two work parties at Mount St. Helens – one in June and the other in July. I’ve mentioned before that the Forest Service has no money for trail work. That means it is up to riders like us to keep this magnificent area [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

Adams to St. Helens on the Boundary Trail: Epic Extraordinaire

If anyone tells you they’ve cleaned every hill and obstacle on the Boundary Trail between Adams and St. Helens, they’re full of shit. This 50+-mile mountain biking trek is an epic on steroids, far more difficult than any ride I have previously attempted. Continue reading Adams to St. Helens on the Boundary Trail: Epic Extraordinaire