Big Win for the GGG

Guess who won a race last weekend!! Our very own Tonya Breedlove took first place and Samantha Loney got second place in a hotly contested cross country race last weekend in Kent, WA. Sounds like there was plenty of elbow bumping and jockeying for position, but by the end Tonya and Sam were racing against each other. Tonya narrowly edged Sam out in a sprint to the finish. Looks like our Growlers Gulch Girls kick ass and take names. Go GGGs!!

Congratulations Tonya and Sam!!


GGG Ride March 20, 10:00am

Hello ladies~

We are heading out into the woods for another fabulous ride on Saturday. Dara is planning a fun and relaxed paced ride and I will be giving a tour of part of the 5K route. Even if you don’t intend to ride the 5K there are some great trails on the route so come on out and join us.

Meet at the gate at 10. Let us know if you can make it out.

Paul is taking the boys so bring ‘em if you got ‘em!

Happy Trails~



GG5K May 22, 9:00

Here it is! The Growlers Gulch 5000 announcement and sign up. Read the story at http://writeteknorthwest.com/archives/3733/gg5k-on-the-not-so-distant-horizon.

This is a strenuous ride and can take up to 7 hours. It is not a group ride so you must know the route. With all that in mind it is doable and I encourage you to sign up if you feel up for it. We will begin training ASAP.

10 women have signed up for the GG5K, 7 GGGs and 3 friends!
Tonya Breedlove
Denise Livingston
Sam Loney
Carol Mathre
Dara Muldoon
Mel Norris
Juntu Oberg

Candi Cook
Susan Martin
Kim Matheson

If you want to be a part of the action but not ride you can sign up to be our support crew. Last year Tonya and Sam cheered us on and kept us all going through the ride. Let us know if this is something you may want to do.


Turning out and showing off skills

The GGGs have been busy the last few weeks with all the riding they've been doing. We've seen a consistent turnout with all the beautiful weather. Lets keep it up ladies. Below are some pics from the last few rides.

Carol, Tonya, Melanie, Amy, Ksenia, Heidi, Juntu, Dara, Caroline, Debbie, Laurie, Stephanie, and Gabrielle.

Juntu, Aaron, April, Laurie, and Debbie.

Laurie, Sam, Juntu, Tonya, and Sara track standing for the photo.

Sam mastering a log over on Piece and Pound!

Tonya getting some air on a jump!


GGG Ride March 13 and 14, 10:00am

Hello ladies~

We are planning our normal Saturday ride at GG at 10 am. Meet at the gate. We will again split into groups as necessary.

Paul will be taking the boys again so feel free to bring them along.

Parking at the gate is at a premium these days so if you can carpool, please do. Also please get the word out not to block the driveway at the end of the road. The property owners were gracious enough to add the parking area for us and we don’t want to lose our privileges.

FIELD TRIP BONUS**** Sunday at the Stella Gate at 10 am. Juntu and Aaron will be leading a Co-Ed ride at Stella in Longview. All are welcome. If you don’t know the way let us know and we will get you directions. Please also let us know if you are planning to be there so we don’t leave anyone behind.


We would like to make Field Trips a regular addition to our rides. If you have a favorite spot you would like to lead us on a ride let Dara and I know and we will get the word out. There are tons of great trails all over the place so we would like to go at least once a month or so and check out some new scenery. Give us your thoughts!

Details for all of our rides will be posted here and on the GGG Facebook Page

Happy Trails~



GGG Ride March 6 10:00

Hello ladies~

I’m planning to be at the gate at 10am Saturday rain or shine. If you need directions or plan to drive in, please let me know.

Also, my dear sweet husband is going to lead an easy paced boy ride so bring your boys (newbies are welcome) and we will send them all away with Paul.

Be sure to visit our blog http://growlersgulchgirls.blogspot.com and also check out our facebook page Growlers Gulch Girls. If you have any photos, videos or comments you can load them there or send them to Dara dara@darahartman.com to put on the blog.

If you would like to lead a ride somewhere, please let us know, a change of scenery is always welcomed.

Once again, a big thanks to Tonya, Samantha, Ksenia for taking care of everyone and to Dara for leading the way last weekend. You gals are the best!!

Hope to see you all Saturday!!

Happy Trails~