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]

McMaster to Host Skills Clinic

Ryan McMaster of Growlers Gulch Racing will be the instructor at a skills clinic at the Castle Rock Bike Park on Saturday, October 13th. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and should be finished by 12:00. Focus will be on riding the pump track, log-overs, and jump [Continue Reading]

TDN Highlights Castle Rock Bike Park

The following story by Barbara LaBoe was published in the Daily News on February 20, 2012. Photos by Bill Wagner With more than 1,000 volunteer hours behind them, builders of the Castle Rock Bike Park say they’re making good progress and hope to have the [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]

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]

Frame, Wheelset, Seatpost at Great Prices

The following items have been posted by Ryan McMaster. Ryan decided that a 4” travel trail bike was not enough and ended up building up an all-mountain oriented Heckler. The result is some great deals for local bikers. The quotes are from Ryan. Contact him at [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]

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]

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]

Growlers Gulch TT Set for Sunday

The Growlers Gulch Time Trial is a go for Sunday at 10 a.m. The course has been cleared and is in great condition. This is the fourth wheel in the coveted Fist of Five on the 2009 Growlers Gulch ride circuit. There is still time to sign up. Just let me know if you [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]

Three Rivers Cycling Club Crashes and Burns at Growlers

Hopefully, they got it out of their systems. It all started innocently enough. The Three Rivers Cycling Club showed up Saturday to fine-tune themselves and their equipment in preparation for next weekend’s Growlers Gulch 5,000. By the end of the day, they [Continue Reading]

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