Olin, Brigman, Isbell Hit Podium

Super D: Ryane Olin and Brian Isbell raced at Jefferson, Oregon, last weekend. Brian – who has volunteered to assist with brush-clearing at the bike park – was first in Cat1 while Ryane was second in the same classification. Can’t wait to see what [Continue Reading]

Brigman First at Larch, Second at Trout Lake

Lance Brigman of Bike Tires Direct and Growlers Gulch Racing finished first in the Larch Mountain Ouch TT on July 25th. Brigman topped the 60+ division with a time of 1:11:32. The route covered 16.53 miles with 3,816 feet of elevation gain. Brigman confessed to [Continue Reading]

Brigman Notches 7th OBRA Win of the Year

Lance Brigman of Team Bike Tires Direct and Growlers Gulch Racing rolled to his seventh win of 2010 at the OBRA Time Trial Championship at Corvallis, Oregon, on June 13th. Brigman covered the 25-mile course in 59:48 to take the crown in the Masters [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]

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]

Board of Director Sets 2010 Ride Dates

Get your calendar! The Board of Director of Growlers Gulch Racing has announced the key dates for the 2010 events. Six people earned all five wheels in 2009. We are hoping to get that number to double-digits this year. Please note that those who have worked on [Continue Reading]

Berry Breaks Bike – Again

Okay, so maybe it doesn’t qualify as news. Gunfighters of the Old West used to put a notch on the handle of their pistols. Some members of the Growlers Gulch Girls have been rumored to carve similar markings on their lipstick tubes. Which leaves us to wonder, [Continue Reading]

Brigman Breaks Course Record at Peoria

Lance Brigman of Growlers Gulch Racing and Three Rivers Cycling rolled to an easy win at the Oregon State Time Trial Championships at Peoria, Oregon, on August 2nd. Brigman covered the 40K course in 57:09, averaging 26 miles per hour, to grab first place in the [Continue Reading]

Brigman Leads Three Rivers Cycling to TT Championship

Team Time Trial Lance Brigman – on loan from the Growlers Gulch Cycling Team – teamed with Greg Hartman, 56, Dave Russell, 67, and Mike Manning, 54, to help the Three Rivers Cycling Club capture the Oregon State Team Time Trial Championship in [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]

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]

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]

TDG Board Denies Brigman’s Appeal

The Tour de Gulch Board of Directors voted unanimously to deny Lance Brigman’s request for a handicap at the 2009 Growlers Gulch 5,000. The decision was handed down on Monday, March 9th. Brigman, who won the event in 2006 and 2007, elected to skip the 2008 [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]

St. Helens – Ape Canyon and Mount Margaret

Got a chance to ride at St. Helens twice last weekend. The weather was phenomenal, and the rain earlier in the week made the tread as good as you’re ever going to see it. Continue reading St. Helens – Ape Canyon and Mount Margaret

Golden Spike Ride Report and Photos

More than a dozen riders – including a large contingent from PUMP – survived a guided tour on the Golden Spike from Stella to Growlers Gulch on Sunday, September 13th. Continue reading Golden Spike Ride Report and Photos

Brigman Crushes Competition at Peoria, Larch Mountain

Lance Brigman of the Growlers Gulch Cycling Club added two more titles to his trophy case in early August, winning both the Ouch Hill Climb at Corbett, Oregon, on August 3rd and the OBRA Time Trial Championship at Peoria, Oregon, on August 10th. Continue reading Brigman Crushes Competition at Peoria, Larch Mountain