Jamieson Wins at Crested Butte

After missing the entire 2010 race season to shoulder surgery, Darrell Jamieson proved that he is all the way back. Jamieson won the 30+ Cat 1 crown in dual slalom at the Wildflower Rush Mountain Bike Series Race in Crested Butte, Colorado. He also finished third [Continue Reading]

Locals Race at Sandy Ridge

Several local riders competed in the Spring Super D at Sandy Ridge on March 27. This OBRA-sanctioned event is one stage in the Sandy Ridge Super D Series. “It was rainy, cold, miserable and a total mud-fest,” said Thomas Mueller of Growlers Gulch [Continue Reading]

Jamiesons Sign with Yeti

Darrell and Chase Jamieson have signed contracts with Yeti Bikes for the 2011 season. Both will be riding Yeti’s new 303 RDH in downhill events. For trail riding, Darrell will be on an ASR 5 and Chase will have a DJ hardtail. They expect to have the bikes by [Continue Reading]

ProGrt/Northwest Cup Results from Port Angeles

Al Hansen claimed the second spot in Cat 1 19-29 DH in the latest ProGrt Northwest Cup at Port Angeles on April 24-25. Hansen’s time of 2:55.61 was topped only by Eric Swanson of Santa Barbara, California, who ran a 2:54.06. Amazingly, Hansen came within a [Continue Reading]

Darrell Jamieson Second at Sea Otter

Darrell Jamieson of Project 529 and Growlers Gulch Racing finished second in both Cat 1 40-49 dual slalom and downhill at the prestigious Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, on April 15-18. The event drew 50,000 spectators and more than 8,000 [Continue Reading]

Moon, Hansen, Jamieson Wear ’09 Fluidride Crowns

Jason Moon, Al Hansen, and Chase Jamieson are Pacific Northwest downhill champions. Check the season standings at the bottom of this page to see how all the locals fared.    [caption id="attachment_2007" align="alignright" width="533" caption="Pacific [Continue Reading]

Growlers Gulch TT Set for Sunday

The Growlers Gulch Time Trial is a go for Sunday at 10 a.m. The course has been cleared and is in great condition. This is the fourth wheel in the coveted Fist of Five on the 2009 Growlers Gulch ride circuit. There is still time to sign up. Just let me know if you [Continue Reading]

Moon Wears Crown at Fluidride Five

Jason Moon of Boone Dog Bikes and Growlers Gulch Racing picked up his third DH win of the season in Cat 1 40-49 at the fifth leg of the 2009 Fluidride Cup Series at Port Angeles on August 22nd-23rd. Moon ran a 3:10 and continues to hold a slim lead in the [Continue Reading]

Sign Up Now for GGTT and GG Climbing Championships

Two big events remain on the ticket for Growlers Gulch Racing’s 2009 ride circuit. Sign up begins today. Obviously, all of this is contingent on the woods re-opening prior to these events. Neither is a test of endurance. They are ride-hard-and-hurl [Continue Reading]

Darrell Jamieson Wins Snowmass DH

Darrell Jamieson likes Colorado. After taking the national DH crown in July at Sol Vista, Jamieson followed that by winning the Cat 1 Masters Division at the Colorado State Downhill Championships at Snowmass on August 9th. Chase Jamieson was sixth in Cat 3 [Continue Reading]

Check Fluidride Cup Standings

The 2009 Fluidride Cup, which will determine the Pacific Northwest’s best downhill racers, moves to Port Angeles for Stage 5 on August 21-23. Stage 6 – Fluidride’s ’09 finale – will be at Mount Hood on September 26-28. Local riders [Continue Reading]

Jamiesons Win National Titles!

The father-son combination of Darrell and Chase Jamieson struck big as both won titles at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals at Granby Ranch Bike Park in Sol Vista, Colorado. Nearly 2,000 racers showed up to compete for national championships on July 18th [Continue Reading]

Nick Hansen, Chase Jamieson Take Stage 4 Crowns

Local riders continued their strong showing at this year’s Fluidride Cup Series, with Nick Hansen and Chase Jamieson winning their classifications at Stage #4 at Mount Hood Ski Bowl on July 10th and 11th. [caption id="attachment_1490" align="alignright" [Continue Reading]

Moon, Hansen, Jamieson First at Hood

[caption id="attachment_1409" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Al Hansen"][/caption] Local riders dominated at Round Three of the Fluidride Cup Series at Mount Hood on June 26th through 28th. The course dropped riders 1,600 vertical feet in approximately [Continue Reading]

Project 529 Rides Angel Fire

It was a long trip, but Eric Loney, Darrell Jamieson and Chase Jamieson made it worthwhile. [caption id="attachment_1169" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dude, get out of the way. Darrell closes in."][/caption] The trio – supported by Ryan Hicks and [Continue Reading]

Sign-up Begins For Tour de Gulch XII

We’ve traditionally referred to the Tour de Gulch as “the best ride west of Castle Rock on the third Saturday in June.” But to tell you the truth, it has become one of the best celebrations of mountain biking and friendship in all of Southwest [Continue Reading]

Moon 1st at Fluidride, Hansen 2nd

Jason Moon walked away with the top spot in the Expert 40+ division at the Fluidride Cup Series race at Port Angeles on May 3rd and 4th. Al Hansen and Darrell Jamieson both racked up top-five finishes in their respective classifications. Moon blew away the [Continue Reading]

Locals Make Noise at Sea Otter Classic

Darrell Jamieson, Chase Jamieson, George Smith and Lloyd Smith returned from the Sea Otter Classic with trophies, great memories, and plenty to be proud of. The event, which took place April 16th through 19th in Monterey, California, drew nearly 10,000 riders and [Continue Reading]

Moon, Jamieson, Loney, Brigman Race Results

Jason Moon took the third-place trophy in the 40+ Expert Divison at the Fluidride Cup Race Series, which got underway at Port Angeles on April 4th and 5th. Moon finished in 3:12 and was followed by Darrell Jamieson with a 3:16.  More than 400 racers showed for the [Continue Reading]

Video – Darrell and Eric at Sea Otter

Below is a clip of Darrell Jamieson and Eric Loney riding at Sea Otter earlier this year. Darrell is currently rated 3rd nationally in Expert DH (45-49). Eric is rated 1st nationally in Semi-Pro DH (35-39) and 4th among all Semi-Pro DHers, regardless of age [Continue Reading]

Tour de Gulch History

A small group of us who ride and build trail at Growlers have hosted the TDG each year since 1998. We aren’t trying to attract big crowds of strangers or get a write-up on MTBR. And we don’t make any money. We love to ride and we enjoy sharing with people who have an appreciation for great single-track. The TDG is our way of celebrating mountain biking and the friends who make it so much fun. Continue reading Tour de Gulch History