GG Riders Talk About the 5K – Read, Learn and Sign Up

Bob Horness: For me, the 5K is a challenge that makes me feel as if I’ve accomplished a great feat. It is that carrot that gets me off the skiis to start training because one cannot do this event without a high level of fitness. Also, I enjoy the [Continue Reading]

2011 Growlers Gulch Race Schedule

The Board of Director of Growlers Gulch Racing has announced the 2011 race and trail maintenance schedule. As was the case in 2010, we will host five events. The one change from last year is that the GG Time Trial will replace the Ride ’em All. If you are a [Continue Reading]

TDG XIII Set for June 19th

For the thirtheenth consecutive year, the foremost mountain biking event west of Castle Rock on the third Saturday in June will take place at Growlers Gulch. The 13th Annual Tour de Gulch will be held on Saturday, June 19th, with the usual festivities to follow at [Continue Reading]

McMaster Wins 5K Title

Ryan McMaster of Growlers Gulch Racing hammered a strong field as he cruised to an easy victory in the Growlers Gulch 5,000 on May 22nd. The 2010 5K was sponsored by the great beer people at Belmont Station. In an incredible tribute to the this year’s [Continue Reading]

Norris Trains in London, GGG Gets Ready, Injury Shelves Hansen

  [caption id="attachment_4510" align="alignright" width="132" caption="Norris shows the strain of intense training regimen"][/caption] Norris Busts Out Euro Training Regimen: Desperate to ramp up his 5K fitness after months of sloth, Paul Norris has reportedly [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]

Van Hoose, Norris, Butler Conquer 5K Quiz

Mike Van Hoose was the first respondent to answer all ten questions correctly in the GG5K quiz. The questions were posted at 8:00 a.m. on Monday; amazingly, the reigning 5K champ had his answers in by 8:26. “It was a slow day at work,” Van Hoose [Continue Reading]

GG5K on the Not-So-Distant Horizon

Defending Growlers Gulch 5,000 champ Mike Van Hoose once said, “At Growlers, the dumber the event, the more people show up.” Here’s your chance to prove him right. Sign-up begins now for the storied GG5K, the first event on the 2010 ride circuit [Continue Reading]

Growlers Gulch Racing Announces 2010 Ride Circuit

The Board of Directors of Growlers Gulch Racing has released a tentative schedule for the 2010 season. Please note that dates will be solidified within the next few months. Once again, five wheels will be on the line, with coveted Fist of Five, Four-Wheel 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]

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]

Brigman Refuses Drug Test

Two-time Growlers Gulch 5,000 champion Lance Brigman has declined a request by the TDG Board of Directors to undergo testing for performance-enhancing substances. Several TDG Board members said they found it odd that Brigman, 62, continues to toast riders ranging [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]

Norris Photo Sets Off Frenzy Among Lederhosen Police

For a country that is deadly serious about its neutrality, Switzerland has displayed a disturbing level of aggressiveness in an incident involving Paul Norris of the Growlers Gulch Cycling Team Swiss authorities announced yesterday that they have temporarily [Continue Reading]

Sign-up Begins for GG5K

As a first-time GG5K participant commented after the 2008 ride – “It looked so much easier on paper.” It’s a piece of cake to talk about stepping up your training regimen, reducing your ride time, and earning that Five Wheel decal for your [Continue Reading]

Record Number of Riders Completes Growlers Gulch 5,000

Bob Stanton shrugged off a flat tire early in the ride and surged back to capture the top spot in Saturday’s Growlers Gulch 5,000 with a time of 3:32. Even more incredible was the fact that Stanton accomplished the feat aboard his steel-frame, fixed-gear Vulture.

Fourteen riders completed the 28-mile course, a record for the event, with three joining Stanton in posting sub-four hour times: Mike Van Hoose (3:38), Rob Larsen (3:50), and Dave LeMonds (3:57). Riders were helped by superior tread and temperatures in the 50s and 60s. Oddly, a number of riders chose to ignore the GG5K motto – “It’s a ride, not a race.” Continue reading Record Number of Riders Completes Growlers Gulch 5,000