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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Weekend Warriors!!!

It's a good weekend to be at a bike race!!! The Broken Spoke Race Team is participating in the Northwest Cup 2 race at Dry Hill in Port Angeles this weekend. It is a big and inspiring event in which the pro racers will be riding next to our racers! No plans this weekend? Go check out the race Sunday, April 29th!



If that's not enough racing for you, our local Jefferson County High School Mountain Bike Team is also participating in their 3rd event at Fort Steilacoom Invitational in Lakewood, WA. The team is half way through their season and have all been riding strong. They have been placing 3rd out of 20 teams consistently in the last races. If you are in the area, go cheer them on in their race on Sunday, April 29th!



Sending good vibes to all the racers and cyclists out there this weekend!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

PT Skate Park Video

Nice Job!
Chris Baldwin, Ian Haapala, Ryan Monks, James Lorimer at the Port Townsend skate park.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nice job, Olympic Mountain Bike Team!

4/18/2012 6:00:00 AM
Mountain bike team finishes strong, again

The Olympic Mountain Bike Team's female members are (from left, in red gear) Misha Cassella-Blackburn, Cassie Ross and Brenna Latchford. Submitted photo
The Olympic Mountain Bike Team's female members are (from left, in red gear) Misha Cassella-Blackburn, Cassie Ross and Brenna Latchford. Submitted photo

The Olympic Mountain Bike Team placed third among 19 teams competing April 15 at the Washougal MX Challenge.
The 11 "Killer Whales" raced in perfect weather on a track that with 500 feet of climbing per 4-mile loop is the season's hilliest, reported Doug Ross, team director.
For the girls' team, ninth-grader Cassie Ross placed second in her age division. For the boys, sophomore Forrest Montgomery placed second after having placed third in the season-opening meet March 25 at Fort Flagler State Park.
The team's ninth-grade boys provided the teams' most competitive results. Milo Steimle won his second meet this season. Jack Pokorny, riding in his first mountain bike race ever, finished second.
The first-year mountain bike team meets 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1-3 p.m. on Sundays at Blue Heron Middle School in Port Townsend; then it’s off to the trails.
Any high-school-age participant is welcome. Seven coaches, all volunteers, teach skills – from trail technique to biking etiquette. The team is sponsored by businesses and private donations.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

NorthWest Cup #2

Northwest Cup 2- April 27-29

If you know any downhill mountain bikers, they will probably be in Port Angeles this weekend competing at Dry Hill NW Cup 2! That’s where The Broken Spoke mechanics and Racing Team is going to be, and you should too! 
This race will be even more exciting than the first event! The big name professional downhillers will be tearing into the course alongside your friends and neighbors! Have Sunday plans???? CHANGE THEM, because this is the place you want to be!

Monday, April 16, 2012

The First Annual Kids Duathlon!

The First Annual Kids Duathlon on Saturday, June 16, 2012
On our beautiful Larry Scott Trail, here in Port Townsend

Two Brackets:
  • 9-11 year olds:    1/2 mile run, 2 mile bike
  • 12-14 year olds:    1 mile run, 4 mile bike

Races start at 10:00 AM and 10:30 AM—

Please visit the Soroptimist website for more information and the race application at www.soroptimistpt.org
All proceeds benefit the community-based projects and scholarship awards for Soroptimist.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Kid's Strider Bike Race

Saturday May 5th STRIDER BIKE RACE
  • Starts at 5pm, at Pope Marine Park downtown by the Maritime Center.
  • Off road (in the grass). It will not be a straight line, but more of a loop. Short distance! There will be a warm up lap to introduce the kids to the course, then we’ll do the race. 
  • Participants will be divided into age categories. 
  • Prizes given to all participants. 
  • Adult audience encouraged to cheer our little ones on! 
In conjunction with our kick-off-to-summer celebration! See events page for full weekend details!!

Welcome Elinor!

Pete and Nicole's baby has arrived.  
And it is a beautiful girl! 
Please welcome Elinor Marie
as the newest (and youngest) member of The Broken Spoke clan.

Born on April 9th, 2012 at 11:55am, she weighed 8 pounds and measured 21 inches.

We look forward to a pleasant journey ahead. Congratulations!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kitsap Mountain Biking: Adventure Triathlons

Register now (prices increase in one week)! It sounds like fun.
Kitsap Mountain Biking: Beast and Mini-Beast Adventure Triathlons:
June 9th, 2012 in Port Gamble.
THE BEAST Adventure Triathlon: 
10K trail run, 15K paddle, 20K mountain bike
Team $150 ($180 after 4/9)  
Individual $55 ($70 after 4/9)

MINI-BEAST Sprint Adventure Triathlon: 
5K trail run, 5K paddle, 10K mountain bike
Team $120 ($125 after 4/9)  
Individual $40 ($50 after 4/9)

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9am to 6pm

Sunday 
11am to 4pm

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Help Save the North Fork trail system in Whatcom County

Beginning April 2nd the Department of Natural Resources will begin decommissioning trails at the North Fork. The trails located on Slide mountain off the North Fork of the Nooksack River east of Bellingham have become famous world wide despite the builders attempting to keep them hush hush. Riders come from Canada, California, Oregon, and beyond. I have personally seen riders from Utah and the east coast shredding the trails. Impeccably built by experienced trail builders with forethought and responsibility, the trails are some of the best riding in the northwest. Unfortunately the trails were built without permission and now face closure as a result of complaints from the motorized community; a user insisting that if motorized use is banned then all unauthorized trails must be banned as well.  Motorized use has been banned in the area due to erosion, something that bike trail builders have worked hard to minimize.

The closure will be carried out in conjunction of the DNR and Washington Conservation Corps, removing structures, re-vegetating and a gate closing motorized access to the trail head at an estimated cost of $23,000. The land is currently being logged, which has already destroyed several trails. Any impact by trails is significantly less than logging activities.

What can you do to help? Get in touch with DNR staff and the Whatcom County Tourism and voice your support of the trails and displeasure at the closure. For contact information and more details about the closure see the Pinkbike article by Thad Quinn.

DNR Staff:
  • Peter Goldmark -DNR Commissioner cpl@dnr.wa.gov or info@votepetergoldmark.com
  • Mark Mauren - Head of Recreation mark.mauren@dnr.wa.gov
  • Steve Jennison - Baker District Manager steve.jennison@dnr.wa.gov