20th Annual Padden MTN Pedal-XC July 14th, 2012
Over the years the Padden MTN Pedal has become a constant on the racing calendar and has evolved into a classic and renowned Pacific Northwest event. A great location in a city park, the challenging course, awesome volunteers and impeccable race organization is what has kept racers come back for what will now be 20 straight years!
Bellingham’s proximity to British Columbia really adds flair to the event and a good-natured cross border rivalry remains to this day. In fact, Canadian Riders swept the first five years of the event in the Open/Pro classe and Canadian honches like Geoff Kabush, Ryder Hejsdal, Andreas Hestler and Ricky Federau have been on the podium. More recently the USA contingent has had a good run with Ryan Trebon, Barry Wicks and Logan Wetzel earning top honors.
So this is the year for you to come and take part in the event, ponder some of the good times gone past and think of the future ones to come. The race will be stellar as always and the group rides won’t disappoint.
We will have kids rides, epic XC adventures, beginner rides, freeride oriented routes and XC rides that will traverse all the best trails we have on Galbraith. All group rides will be FREE. The weekend will be one to remember for sure so be here…or well…miss out!