24HOP Photos and Vid

Photos from the 2010 24 Hours at the Old Pueblo are finally in! The Mountain Beavers of Growlers Gulch Racing distinguished themselves by finishing 15th in a division that included 34 teams. Team members included Ryan McMaster – who had the fastest lap [Continue Reading]

Mountain Beavers Rock Old Pueblo

The Mountain Beavers of Growlers Gulch Racing showed strong at the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo race on February 13 in Tucson, Arizona. The group completed 255 miles over 15 laps to finish 15th in Five-Person Coed with a Combined Age of 150-199 (They would have [Continue Reading]

Trail Reviews – Gnat Creek and Knappa

Jason Van Horn at I Hate Bikes has posted detailed reviews of the trails at Knappa and Gnat Creek, just east of Astoria. With the ongong renovation of the Taylorville/Wauna trails that Vaughn Martin, Ed Strong and Bob Horness developed back in the day, the Oregon [Continue Reading]

GGR Heads for Old Pueblo

Growlers Gulch Racing will be well-represented at this year’s 24-Hours in the Old Pueblo endurance race in Tucson, Arizona. The event takes place on February 13th. Melanie Norris, Paul Norris, Dara Muldoon, Jeff Muldoon, and Ryan McMaster of GGR will join [Continue Reading]

TDG XII Draws Record Crowd

Nearly 60 riders joined the party at the 12th Annual Tour de Gulch on June 20th. Billed as The Best Ride West of Castle Rock on the Third Saturday in June, TDG XII was another opportunity to celebrate good trail and great friends. Thanks again to our sponsors [Continue Reading]

Final TDG Details, Official Tour de Gulch Poster

All Systems Go The ride groups are set. The food preparation has begun. The beer is in the cooler at Fort George Brewery. The porta-potty has been ordered. Dave and I have been grooming the trails to our typical standards with the help of the patented Growlers [Continue Reading]

Meet Our Sponsors

We appreciate the efforts of the sponsors of Tour de Gulch XII – Boone Dog Bikes, Fort George Brewery, and the Bike Garage. Please support them in any way you can. Boone Dog Bikes has been a TDG sponsor since 2004. Jason Moon carries a compehensive product [Continue Reading]

Al Hansen First at Spring Thaw

Al Hansen decimated the opposition in the OBRA-sponsored Spring Thaw DH at Ashland, Oregon, on May 17th. Competing in the CAT 1 (25-29) classification, Hansen blazed to a 4:27.46, a full thirteen seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Hansen is sponsored by [Continue Reading]

Tour de Gulch Hits Max Ridership

Sign-up Hits 60 The 12th Annual Tour de Gulch has reached max ridership of 60, or – if you’re talking to my wife – 50. Sign-up is now closed. If you or a friend would like to be added to the waiting list, let me know ASAP. I will notify you if we [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]

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]

Game On!

Gearing Up: Cage Aaron established himself as the 2009 GG5K favorite by racking up a time of 4:15 during a practice run last week. Fellow PUMP member Dennis Veatch said Aaron was not really pushing himself and should have a legit shot at a sub-four hour finish. GG [Continue Reading]

Stanton, McMaster Out – Haight, Edwards In

Additions and Deletions: Due to circumstances beyond their control, defending champion Bob Stanton – along with Ryan McMaster, Paul Prouxl, and Sam Loney – have withdrawn from the 2009 Growlers Gulch 5,000. Todd Edwards and Three Rivers Cycling guru [Continue Reading]

LeMonds Remains Active in Pacific Northwest Publishing Scene

Jim LeMonds of WriteTek Northwest has published three recent stories, has another on tap, and will be included in an upcoming broadcast on KLTV. LeMonds’ most recent work includes “The Man Who Men Hemingway” (the Columbia River Reader), [Continue Reading]

Fort George Brews Great Beer, Community Connections

Northwest Coast Magazine, Winter 2008

World-class beer is the most obvious product of the craft-brewing revolution that has swept the Pacific Northwest in recent years. But brewpubs that get it right are also great places, where a sense of comfort and community are at the top of the menu.

The Fort George Brewery & Public House in Astoria gets it right. Continue reading Fort George Brews Great Beer, Community Connections

New Dudes Ride at Growlers

Paul Norris had one goal for the first-ever New Dudes ride at Growlers on Sunday – to draw at least one more person than Mel drew for the women’s ride. It was close, but he succeeded as eight riders showed up to tour the GG single-track. Continue reading New Dudes Ride at Growlers