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Just a little reminder that there is a October 5th deadline for video and photo submissions for the 5th annual Shoot The Trails awards. This is our biggest event of the year and a community favorite so get your submission in and be part of the show.
If you’ve ridden some of the updated bridges on the mountain or plopped down on the recent cedar benches, you have been touched by the hands of Jimmy Fricker! 😉
Jim, aka the Cedar Slayer, has been riding and building on the hill for over 15 years and his passion is as strong as ever. You can often find him in the hinterlands of the mountain while splitting cedar or prepping materials for future bridges. All of the materials for two big projects this past year, the Freedom Bridge and the Evolution Stinger rebuild (and many more), were from Jim’s hard effort.
Thanks for all you do, Jimmy!
It’s been awhile since we gave one of the most popular trails on a mountain some much needed love. Thanks to Burlington Physical Therapy for sponsoring the day and also to Fairhaven Pizza for donating half of the pizzas to feed our crew. We focused mainly on the lower section reshaping jumps, adding dirt to features and berms as well as reworking a couple jumps. Definitely worth getting up there and experiencing how good that trail is running right now.
Just finished up your annual board retreat and working on plans for the upcoming year and beyond. Super productive retreat that definitely left us excited about this upcoming year. We have some big plans for the future with education, advocacy projects, new trails and events in the mountains. More than ever we are going to need the support of our community so please reach out to us if you want to help volunteer or donate.
Val, Eric, Barbara, Thad, Kevin, Hale, Blake, Jeff
If you’ve ever been to the civic field dirt jump park or ridden Grasshopper on Galbraith, you have Mike to thank. He’s been instrumental in keeping the DJ Park running, not just by dirt work but also by dealing with the city. Mike runs regular crews on Grasshopper, making it one of the most loved jump trails on Galbraith. Mike hails from North Carolina. When not on the bike you’ll find mike hanging with his daughter and fellow shredder wife, Tanya. Thanks for all your hard work Mike!
All these awesome companies and individuals will be going the extra mile to make Galbraith trails better than ever and maintained throughout the year. Be sure to thank them for all their hard work.
|Anvil Corporation||Prison Love|
|Bellingham Cycle Works||Oly|
|Bike Sport||3 Pigs|
|Birch Equipment||Lost Giants|
|Bob Torset||Bob’s Trail|
|Brown Dog Bike||Atomic Dog|
|Diamond B Constructors||Kung Fu / Tough Love|
|Earl’s Bike Shop||Banditos|
|Fanatik Bike Company||SST|
|Freehub Magazine||PT / Eagle Scout / The Sh!t|
|Jack’s Bicycle Center and Homegrown Racing||The Ridge and Miranda|
|Kona Bikes||Devil cross|
|Kulshan Brewing||Rock n Roll|
|Kulshan Cycles||Cedar Dust|
|Lone Jack Coffee||Pony Express|
|Skagit Naturopathic Clinic||Wonderland|
|Terrain Gym / Terratactile Trailbuilding||Unemployment Line|
|Transition Bikes||Cheech and Chong’s|
|WECU||Family Fun Center|
|Zodiac Aerospace||Whoopsie Woodle|
We are super excited to announce a new interactive downloadable PDF map you can use on your phone. The PDF map works with the GPS in your phone to pinpoint your exact location on the trail so no more getting lost. The map is an exact copy of the updated printed map brought to us by Chris Behee. You can download the Map here for $14.99 with proceeds going to the WMBC.