We're not sure if it was the bright sunny weather, the tacky trails, the bluegrass band, or the surprise beatboxing that went down before the podium ceremony, but this last weekend was simply amazing. By the end of Sunday, riders tackled 1605 miles and climbed about 120,413 feet! When you think about the growth we've had this year, it's no surprise that we're not only getting more kids on bikes, but we're getting 'em moving and challenging themselves all around the state of Oregon. ———- Our gratitude goes out to the @heiserfarms.pumpkinpatch family who opened their arms wide for us to host this event in their front yard, and also to @salemcomposite riders and coaches who helped us plot the course and even built some new trails for it. And, as always, we'd like to give a really warm thanks to everybody that contributes to making this league what it is. Whether you're giving time as a coach to run team practices or chipping in a few bucks to fund our efforts, we appreciate all you do! ———- 📷 by the most awesome Steven Mortinson @stevenmfilmphoto @ Heiser Farms ... See MoreSee Less
Ohhhh yeaaaa! Heiser Hootenanny is in the BOOKS! Check out this little video our friend Trevor with Swift Summit Northwest made from the weekend, featuring team shenanigans, big smiles, and some twang twang from the bluegrass band, The Hillwilliams.
Just one more race weekend to go!! We can't believe how fast the season has gone and look forward to seeing you all again in a couple weeks. ... See MoreSee Less
Considering the forecast going into the Hood Do Good event last weekend at Skibowl called for half an inch of rain, we got pretty darn lucky to make it through all the races with merely light drizzles. Drizzles! But for those that were there during the podium awards ceremony, you know that's when the skies opened up big and just dumped on us. Big drops. Lots of 'em. But it didn't even matter. We were riding so high on the joy of the weekend that the ceremony went on with smiles all around. ———- 212 student-athletes joined us on the mountain to tackle the Hood Do Good course. Those riders rode a total of 1,314 miles and, considering there was a 600ft ascent from the get-go, completed a whopping 262,800 feet of climbing. We know that the climb was a huge feat for a lot of these riders and are proud they gave good effort and went for it. It's analogous to what this sport instills in all who participate in it: that if you've got some determination and grit and are willing to work hard, you're able to conquer anything. ———- We've said it before and we're gonna keep saying it: THANK YOU ALL for coming out and making the weekend so enjoyable. A lot goes into these weekends on all fronts, and we appreciate the time you're putting into your team and this league. ———- Photos by the one and only Christopher San Agustin of @brokenandcoastal 🙌 @ Mt. Hood Skibowl ... See MoreSee Less
Turns out this interscholastic mountain biking thing is catching on and blowing up here in Oregon. Can't say we're surprised but goodness gracious it's happening quick! ——— Compared to last year, we had 103 student-athletes registered for the season and 75 of them came out to the Newport Gnarnia race. This year, with 290 student-athletes signed up for the season, our numbers more than tripled this past weekend with a showing of 244 riders toeing the start line. 244! What the heck! And those 244 riders rode a total of 1,581 miles and climbed 158,100 feet. ——— And even with the rain and the cloudy skies and all that, the stoke was high. Coaches and parents and fellow student-athletes were cheering racers on non-stop, and the positive energy was flowing throughout those loamy Newport forests. Good stuff happening here. Real good. ———— THANK YOU ALL for coming out and making the weekend so memorable. We love what this is becoming and it's in large part due to the countless hours of volunteering our coaches put in, the schlepping back and forth to practices and races the parents step up to do, and to all the volunteers that sign up and help us put on our races come the big day. We have so much gratitude for you all.