Blair Cooper

Vice President of Development

Q: How long have you been associated with the league and in what capacity?

A: I’ve been involved with the league for about six years. I originally started helping the Lake Washington Middle School team in their inaugural year. Then I added on helping with course setup for the races on Saturdays as well as doing course inspection Sunday morning. In 2018 I served as Race Director for the league in addition to helping coach for the Lake Washington Composite team.

Q: What are a couple of your favorite Mt. Bike Trails?

A: Stottlemeyer and 360 Park are probably my favorite trail systems to ride in the Seattle area. They have a lot of single track so it’s easy to get in long rides.

Q: Have you or do you have kids in the league?

A: Both of my sons, Zach and Jacob raced in the league. They have both graduated high school now and headed up to WWU so they can ride Galbraith and Chuckanut (and go to school). Zach was more serious about his racing than Jacob. His junior year, at the Roslyn race, Jacob decided to stop mid race and give Coach Tina a call, mostly just to chat.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the league?

A: The league is an organization that takes an individual sport and makes it also about the team and the community. When racers are out on course, they are only thinking about themselves and their performance. But when they’re not on their bike they are given an opportunity to support their teammates and be part of the larger WSCL community.

Q: Can you give us one random fact about yourself?

A: My wife says I am a pretty good cook. I am also a British and Canadian citizen though I’ve lived in the United States all but 8 ½ years of my life.

Q: What big biking adventure would you like to do?

A: I would like to ride in the Kilimanjaro 2 Natron Mountain Bike race in Tanzania. It’s a 4-day, 160 mile, 13,500 feet of vertical race in the wilds of Africa.