TDN Runs Loney Story

Today’s issue of the Daily News has a story about Eric Loney’s silver-medal finish at the World Masters Championships in Brazil. You can check the story online at You can link to [Continue Reading]

Loney Grabs Fluidride Crown!

After finishing second at the World Masters in Brazil in early September, Eric Loney capped the month by claiming the Fluidride Cup pro DH championship on Sunday at Ski Bowl. Loney placed third in the season finale, giving him enough points to capture the season [Continue Reading]

Hansen Takes Super D Title

Al Hansen fought off a challenge from Project 529 teammate Eric Loney to win the Growlers Gulch Super D championship on Saturday, September 18th. Nate Marsh finished third to make it a clean sweep for Project 529. [caption id="attachment_5790" align="alignright" [Continue Reading]

Board of Directors Tabs 5K Favorites

Five members of the Board of Directors of Growlers Gulch Racing have gone out on a very shaky limb to predict the top finishers and times at the 2010 GG5K. Keep in mind that this group is not the smartest. I was forced to rely on them because they do nothing at [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]

Loney, Hansen Featured in Knappa Vid

Eric Loney and Al Hansen of Project 529 and Growlers Gulch Racing are featured in a new vid shot by Jason Van Horn of I Hate Bikes. Great vid of the Flying Dutchman Trail at Knappa, with proof that even the really good guys bite it occasionally. [Continue Reading]

Loney Out, GG Schedule Changed

Have you ever found yourself gasping for breath after walking up a flight of stairs? That’s where I am right now – fully porked out after more than a month of vacation combined with no riding. Let’s hope things are about to change. Growlers [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]

Loney Wins Again!

Eric Loney of Project 529 and Growlers Gulch Racing picked up his second consecutive win on the pro DH circuit at Willamette Pass on August 9th. In the best-of-two-runs format, Loney clocked a 4:30.15 in the first round, just .18 ahead of Jared Hobbs. “I [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]

Loney Rails to First Pro Win

[caption id="attachment_1675" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Yeah, baby!"][/caption] All that practice he got staying in front of the hard-charging Growlers Gulch Racing crew at Mountain Bike Oregon paid off for Eric Loney. Loney picked up his first win as [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]

Van Hoose Takes 5K Title

CASTLE ROCK – Three Rivers Cycling stud Mike Van Hoose took the lead on the third leg and ground out a victory at the Growlers Gulch 5,000 on Saturday, May 9th, winning by a full eight minutes. [caption id="attachment_945" align="alignright" width="300" [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 Features Eric Loney, Al Hansen

This video was compiled by Sam Loney during the 2008 season. It consists of five clips that cover a variety of trails. Reminds me very much of my own riding style, other than the fact that these riders actually leave the ground.

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Loney Captures 2008 DH Crown

Eric Loney finished the race season as the top-rated semi-pro in the Fluidride Cup Series DH and was fifth overall in the combined pro/semi-pro category. He was also the number one semi-pro at the 2008 Willamette Pass Series Downhill. Continue reading Loney Captures 2008 DH Crown

Growlers Gulch TT Creates Huge Buzz

The turnout out was large, the riders were phenomenal, and the times were shockingly low at the first-ever Growler Gulch Time Trial on Saturday, September 20th. Eric Loney, the Northwest’s top-ranked semi-pro, blazed to a 7:34.4 to claim first place. He was followed by Alex Hansen with a 7:45.3 and Bob “Fixie” Stanton with a 7:53.3. Continue reading Growlers Gulch TT Creates Huge Buzz

Loney Rocks to Win at Willamette Pass

Eric Loney toasted the competition to take the Oregon state semi-pro downhill title at Willamette Pass on Sunday, August 17th. Loney’s winning time of 3:50.11 was the second-fastest of the day and just behind the top time posted in the pro division. Continue reading Loney Rocks to Win at Willamette Pass

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