Shoot the Trails Awards

2018 Shoot the Trails Recap

The 8th Annual Shoot the Trails event was one to remember because there was a lot to celebrate.  Rob Janicki (Galbraith Tree Farm, LLC), Leslie Bryson (Bellingham City Parks), Rich Bowers (Whatcom Land Trust), April Barker (Bellingham City Council) and Pinky Vargas (Bellingham City Council) came out to join us to celebrate the collaborative efforts of securing the recreational and conservation easement on Galbraith.  The WMBC Trail Director, Eric Brown, also kicked off the fundraising campaign for a new parking lot on Samish Way. The estimated costs are $285,000 and the Rotary Club of Bellingham has planned to donate $100,000 to help get us going. Here’s more info regarding the Parking Lot Fundraiser.  Then we had a blast from the past fly up from California.  Jim Sullivan (aka Sully) the man who started the WHIMPS and is known as the godfather of mountain biking in Whatcom County was awarded the WMBC Lifetime Achievement Award, along with Mark Peterson, who served as WHIMPS President and Vice-president for 22 years and turned a club into a non-profit.  Then Val Thompson and Kevin Menard were recognized for their volunteer work and significant impact on our community by receiving the Sully Award. What a way to start out the night!  We had a packed house and 700 people in attendance, a large variety of adult beverages, great photographs and videos and awesome raffle items.  It was another successful event and we are looking forward to next year.


Thank you to our title sponsor, Phillips 66, for making this event possible and all of our wonderful local business, bike shops and breweries for making this event awesome!


Best Photographs


1st Place: Javier Vega


2nd Place: Jack Goodwin


3rd Place: Brad Walton


4th Place: Eric Mickelson


5th Place: Riley Seebeck


Best Films


1st place: 6 Flavors of PNW Trail Builders  Sky Shilhammer  6 Flavors of PNW Trail Builders

2nd Place:Shire Jam and Sunsets    Andy Grant   Shire Jam and Sunsets

3rd Place: Blue Aly Nicklas   Blue

4th Place:Birthday Shreddin’  Logan Nelson  Nick Ryser Birthday Shreddin

5th Place:BMX Kids Extreme  Ryan Roelofs, Sean Lee & Matt Roelofs  BMX Mountain Extreme



2018 STT Video Line Up

It’s All Downhill From Here Spencer Klevgaard, Dylan McAdams, and Julian Hein It’s all Downhill From Here
“donny” Kyle Ilenda Donny
Logan Rides Lower SST Mike Meagher Logan Rides Lower SST
Queen of Mud Brian Bressler Queen of Mud
Summer’s Last Shred Joel Bergsma Summer’s Last Shred
Jib Jab Lincoln Humphry Jib Jab
Fiddler on the Bike Alex Derocco and Edwin Chen Fiddler on the Bike
The Seasonal Grind Scott Wilson The Seasonal Grind
BMX Kids Extreme Sean Lee & Matt Roelofs BMX Mountain Extreme
Bellinghomies Ian Webster, Scott Webster Bellinghomies 3
Better Than Soccer Kevin McGrath & Matt Durand Better Than Soccer
Orcas Island Level Visuals Orcas Island
SST Monday Morning The Balsiger Fam Monday Morning/Monday Morning
Stunt Man Mike D Belly Trampoline Can Tap! Jeremy Pettibon Stunt Man Mike D



Video & Photo Submission Guidelines

Hello All Video & Photo Submitters:

We are so stoked for our 8th Annual Shoot The Trails event on Saturday, October 13th, 2018! We look forward to seeing the progression of our local videographers and photographers!

Photo Submission:

Submit digital prints for preview by Oct 6th to
Three photo entries per photographer
Once approved you will be given instructions for where/when to drop off framed print.
Framing does not need to be fancy, simple is great
Minimum print size is 4 x 6, maximum- within reason, questions? email
You are responsible for picking up your print directly after the awards.

Below you will find all of the details to submit your video:

Videos are limited to 3 minutes in length
Videos are due October 3rd by 5pm at the latest

The following video formats are recommended; avi, mpeg/mpeg-4, mov/quicktime, wmv. However most all video formats will be accepted.
When your video is ready, please upload to Google drive or to a cloud drive and send us a link.
Email the following information to, put video title/file name in the subject:
Video Title
Video Filename
Location (optional)
Contact information: name, phone, email. We may need to contact you if we have problems with your video.

If you have any questions about this process or anything else, please email us at




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