Mountain bikers win big at Washougal Challenge

    Mountain bikers win big at Washougal Challenge By KIRK BOXLEITNER Marysville Globe Reporter JUNE 12, 2013 · 8:41 AM   WASHOUGAL — Mountain bikers from Lakewood and Arlington showed off their skills and took home some medals at the Washougal Challenge, a state championship race, on May 19. “The course was a climber’s delight, […]

Key Peninsula bike race brings in teenage athletes from around state

The first Sunday in May was a scorcher with temperatures in the low 80s. But the heat didn’t dissuade 117 high school mountain terrain bike racers from throughout the state who gathered at the Key Peninsula’s 360 Park as part of the Evergreen Washington Student League mountain bike race series. HUGH MCMILLAN; SPECIAL TO THE […]

Camas bike shop owner Ed Fischer found “a calling” that led to him to form Clark County’s first youth mountain biking team

By Special to The Oregonian  on May 27, 2013 at 9:00 AM Natalie Renner (left) and Kaitlyn Wolfe midway through practice runs at Washougal Motocross track, three days before the big race.Louise Wynn, Special to The Oregonian Ed Fischer of Camas says he’s found a mission in coaching Clark County’s first youth mountain biking team, which […]

Gear Grinders finish in number two spot in state

Gear Grinders finish in number two spot in state MAY 25, 2013 · 11:33 AM   The Bainbridge Gear Grinders finished the season in second place in Washington high school mountain biking. The Gear Grinders, Bainbridge Island’s coed high school-level mountain bike team, finished the race season in second place overall after the final race […]

Port Townsend mountain bike team captures state championship

WASHOUGAL — The Olympic Mountain Bike Team of Jefferson County, the Killer Whales, ended its second regular season with a bang at the state championships. The high school team, composed mostly of Port Townsend athletes, ended up with six state champions, three girls and three boys, and five of those also were overall points winners […]

Weyands finish 1st, 3rd for Gear Grinders

Weyands finish 1st, 3rd for Gear Grinders MAY 3, 2013 · 10:28 AM   The Gear Grinders, Bainbridge Island’s high school-level mountain bike team, scooted to another third-place finish in the year’s second statewide race at Joint Base Lewis McCord. The race on Sunday, April 28 was run by the Washington Student League, a program of […]

Youth mountain bike racing is taking off in southwest Washington

By Special to The Oregonian  on March 07, 2013 Last spring, the Vancouver Mashers youth mountain bike team won first place in the 20-team Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance‘s Washington Student League. Mashers coach Kevin Brown was as surprised as anyone else. “It was our first year and we were this ragtag team, relatively small, and we took […]