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]

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]

Local Trail Update

Golden Spike  Joel Rogauskus led a crew that included Paul and Mel Norris, Brad Burger, Ken Pearson, Jerry DeRuyter, and the mysterious Derrick. They completed 1-2 more miles of the 4.5 mile reroute, leaving approximately one mile to go. Paul said the new line is [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]

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]

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]

The Mission Becomes Clear – Episode #7

I dug through Lipton’s fridge, found two 22-ounce Hop Stoopids from Lagunitas. Decided this was an appropriate beer for the occasion. I made Lipton give me his keys, led him out to the garage and shoved him into the passenger seat. I got behind the wheel, [Continue Reading]

Bikers Step Up to Lend a Hand

When Growlers Gulch Racing diva Denise Livingston asked local bikers to provide assistance to kids in need of helmets, the response was rapid. Livingston, who is the intervention specialist at Cascade Middle School in Longview, has been worried about four of her [Continue Reading]

Revenge of the Chick in the White Shirt – Episode #6

Okay, so we’d made a minor mistake. Patterson had been innocent of the crime. Yet who among us can truly claim to be innocent?  Patterson was dead. Lipton and I could feel bad about it, or we could learn from this error in judgment and move on. The [Continue Reading]

Al Hansen Named Growlers Gulch Rider of the Year

  [caption id="attachment_2136" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Al Hansen - 2009 Growlers Gulch Rider of the Year"][/caption] Rider of the Year The Board of Directors of Growlers Gulch Racing has named Al Hansen the GG Rider of the Year for 2009. Hansen [Continue Reading]

Magnificent Seven on Track for Five Wheels

The list is narrowing. After the time trial on September 20th, only seven riders remain eligible to earn all five wheels on the 2009 Growlers Gulch ride circuit. Fist of Five schwag will be awarded to the survivors after the Climbing Championships on Saturday, [Continue Reading]

U.S. Forest Service Issues Warrant for Thomas Mueller

Thomas Mueller of Growlers Gulch Racing – seen here (right) with an unidentified outlaw rider – has done what the rest of us can only dream of doing. He has been blacklisted by the U.S. Forest Service. [caption id="attachment_1548" align="alignright" [Continue Reading]

Tarbell Ride Report Features Talking Chicken

PBR, Fried Chicken and Broken Derailleur As I was loading the cooler for the ride on Sunday, I went through the list of riders……Me (lover of IPA’s and all things northwest beer), Jeff Muldoon (lover of PBR), and Thomas Mueller (the only German I [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]