Mega-Work Party

Hello ladies~

Welcome to fall! I have no official rides scheduled for now but if you are planning to head out, send a message to the group. If you're interested in setting up/leading a ride, let me know and I will get the word out. It's time to get muddy!

We have lots of upcoming opportunities to "earn your stripes" out Growlers. The annual mega work party is November 13th. Jeep has the full story at the link below.

We will also be recruiting folks to help with the bike park build. If you want to be involved with the planning process for the skills area, please let me know. It would be great to get some female input on the skills that are installed so it's not completely intimidating for us!

Continuing issues at Stella-someone has been putting tacks on the trails. If you ride out there be sure and take an extra tube. Probably also a good idea to go with someone, none of us should be out there alone if there are people willing to do stupid things like that who knows what's next.

Mega-Work Party - Put it on your calendar now: Sunday, November 13 is the annual Mega-Work Party. This is an all-hands-on-deck situation, with a goal of adding 2-3 miles to the system in a single day. Details at http://writeteknorthwest.com/archives/9310/mega-work-party-set-for-november-13th. Sign up by leaving a comment on the post or by email me at this account.

Happy Trails-



GGG Fun & Easy Ride 9/24 @ 10am

The lower trails at Growlers are open and I would love for you to come out and join me Saturday at 10am for a Fun & Easy ride GGG style. The weather looks like it will be perfect to be out in the woods for a day of fun.

Please meet me at the yellow gate at 10am ready to go. If you have questions, need directions or want to RSVP (please do, so I don't leave anyone behind) email me at juntuc@yahoo.com



Mel Takes on a 40 @ 40 Ride

Hello Everyone-

I’m am planning a 40 @ 40 ride in honor of 2 friend’s fathers that have been recently diagnosed with cancer as well as all those affected by this horrible disease. Some of you have likely already seen the story on Jeep’s website but I wanted to pass it along to keep you in the loop. I will be creating a Facebook page to track my workouts and progress through all of this as I know it is going to be a difficult challenge. I will let you know when it is up and running so you can follow me and send your encouragement.

Thank you all for your support.

Mel's 40th Epic Ride: It's on! Mel had her 40th birthday last month but she will continue to celebrate with an epic ride in September. Start training now. She is dedicating this ride to Warren Martin and Jeff Alexander - the fathers of GGG members Susan Martin and Shawn Alexander - who are battling cancer. Check the ride route and find out how you can get involved at http://writeteknorthwest.com/archives/7454/mel-norris-plans-40th-birthday-epic

Happy Trails~


Upcoming Rides

Saturday 3/26/11 10am GGG Ride at Growlers~Fun and Easy Pace. Perfect time to dust off the bike or give it a try if you have been interested.

Sunday 4/3/11 1pm-4pm Highlander Sponsored Lady's ride at Stella. I will be there, come on out for a guided ride by some of Stella's "finest." Limit is 12 there are still some spots available. Details at http://www.highlander-cycling.com/events.html if you want to sign up or contact Janice at janice@highlander-cycling.com

Saturday 4/9/11 10am GGG Sponsored ride at Growlers for the ladies at the NWTA newly formed Women's Forum. A lot of women from the Portland area haven't seen all the splendor that is Growler's Gulch. I will probably need help with this ride in the form of ride leaders for
different paced groups as well as sweepers. Let me know if you're in. Let's show these ladies a good time GGG style.

If you haven't done so yet, check out the Women's Forum. There are some great things coming up that are posted. It is protected so if you're not already signed up you will need to get a log on and password.
View at http://nw-trail.org/forums/womens-group/rides-and-events#new


GGG Ride at Siouxon 2/20 9:30

Anyone up for an adventure? Lets go check out Siouxon Trail this Sunday, February 20. Meet me at the Chelatchie Prairie General Store at 9:30 and follow me to the trail head. This is a very scenic ride that follows Siouxon Creek upstream. You will see waterfalls, emerald green pools of water, and an old growth forest. One of my favorites!! Bring your guys too, they can ride with Jeff.

Please let me know if you would like to ride with us. Here is a link to Google Maps for directions to Chelatchie Prairie General Store from Woodland.
Signed up: Sara, Carol, and Dara. Ksenia, Wynne, and Denise possibly.

Growlers Gulch Trail Work Party: Don't forget to sign up for the Growlers Gulch "Major Trail Work Party" scheduled for Saturday, February 26, at 9:00. For more info check out Jim's post at WriteTek Northwest.

5K: Its time to sign up for the 5K. So far Denise, Gabrielle, and Dara have signed up for this self inflicted torturous event. Last year eight GGGs completed the ride: Tonya Breedlove, Denise Livingston, Samantha Loney, Susan Martin, Carol Mathre, Dara Muldoon, Melanie Norris, and Juntu Oberg. Great job ladies! Lets make sure we represent again this year. Sign up at WriteTek Northwest.


Fun and Easy Ride Saturday, February 12

Come on out for the Fun and Easy Ride on Saturday, February 12 10:00 am.
Signed up: Juntu, Samantha, Ksenia, Carol, Denise, and Dara


GGG Rides February 5 & 6

There are lots of opportunities to ride this weekend. In addition to Mel's email there will also be rides at Growlers both Saturday and Sunday. Meet at the yellow gate. Please let us know if you're coming out and if you plan on driving in, so we don't ride off without you.

Saturday 10:00 Ksenia, Carol, and I are riding up to the upper trails.

Sunday 10:00 Wynne and I will be riding the upper trails again.

Next weekend:
Saturday, February 12, 10:00 GGG Fun and Easy Ride.

Hello ladies-

Just in case you don’t get these updates….the Harmonic Convergence is tomorrow at Stella. I’m not sure of plans at Growlers for tomorrow but if you are headed out, send a message it looks like the weather MIGHT be ok :o)

Super Bowl Sunday, I will be up there with my loving hubby to get some flagging done before our work party on the 26th so no real riding plans and again if you are heading out for a ride, let the girls know, someone will probably want to come along!!

If you can make it out for the work party on the 26th, please let us know so we can plan accordingly. Details are at the link below.

Let me know if you have questions.
Happy Trails~

Subject: HC, Sunday, Feb 26th

Harmonic Convergence tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 at Stella. Be there a little early if you plan to attend. No parking near the gate. Look for the gravel area on the right on Harmony Drive.

Sunday - Dave, Paul, Aaron Althaeuser and I plan to be at the Growlers gate at 9. We will be heading for the Secret Garden to flag the new stuff in preparation for the February 26th work party. We might knock down a few limbs. You are welcome to join us. Bring a handsaw.

Work Party - 18 people signed up so far. Details at http://writeteknorthwest.com/archives/7057/major-work-party-scheduled-for-february-26th. Get your name on the list if you can attend. It makes it much easier for us to decide how to organize things.


Harmonic Convergence

The Harmonic Convergence is taking place this Saturday, February 5th, at 10:00 am. The ride starts from the parking lot on Harmony Road at 10:00 am. If you need help finding your way to the trail head you can meet Bob at Gearhart Park near I-5 at 9:30 to follow him in.

The Women's ride will be led by Andrea de Ruyter and Carla Michem.
For more information about the ride check out Jim LeMonds website at Writetek Northwest.

Please contact one of the following ride leaders to let them know if you plan on attending:


2011 Growlers Gulch Race Schedule

Hi Ladies,
Its been a while since I last posted. We've still been out riding when we can but it seems that everyone has had a pretty full schedule the last couple of months.

Mel Norris is leading a fun and easy paced ride this Saturday, January 17, at 10 am. Prepare to get muddy! It will most likely be raining, be sure to bring rain gear. Let me or Mel know if you plan on coming out.

The 2011 Growlers Gulch Race schedule has been posted. The dates are below. For a description of the events please visit Jim LeMonds' website at 2011 GG Race Schedule.

Growlers Gulch 5,000 - May 21
Tour de Gulch XIV - June 18
GG Super D - September 17
Growlers Gulch TT - October 1
Growlers Gulch Climbing Championship - October 22