Wowzers, what a weekend! After a blisteringly busy demo day on Saturday we wrapped up the weekend with a phenomenally successful Ladies Ride clinic day in the forest. Fourteen Ladies showed up to shred trails in some of the sloppiest and wettest conditions that we've experienced in the past few months. Big thanks to Jim Graham for taking pictures for us!
A quick meet and greet before the group took off under the lead of the fearless leadership of Heather and Michelle
Every day should be a Yeti Beti day.
Fearless Leader Michelle!
It's not every day that you get to see the next generation of mountain bikers out tearing up the trails. Huge thanks to the ladies who came out and offered their support and encouragement to these young rippers. You're helping to foster the next stewards of our forest!
The Climb begins......
The lower Little Larch Mountain Trail provides a great training ground for the new and experienced riders alike. Theres no better way to improve your skill then to ride behind or watch someone who is faster then you, and in having a group with such varying levels of MTB experience your are guaranteed to have everyone learn something new.
Shop ambassador Colleen was out making short work of all the trails on her bomb proof Surly ECR 29+ bike packing machine.
Fearless leader Heather looking through her corners like a true professional. Take note kids. This is how you go fast.
Despite the rain and slick conditions it was smiles everywhere you looked on Sunday.
Because how could you not be stoked when there's puddles to be stomped? Thanks for coming out everyone! We couldn't put together events this fun if it wasn't for all your support. See you all at the next one!
Every year we look forward to being able to bring all of our valued customers out to the forest and indulge them in an afternoon of bikes, beer and burgers. Saturday was no exception, even with some afternoon rain we saw people people coming out in record numbers to try out some the best new bikes from our brands, Norco, Kona and Yeti... and even some cool new Scotts! This is refreshing on several levels, for one it's incredibly uplifting for us to see such a strong turn out at an event we've invested so much time into, but more importantly it's an amazing opportunity to check the pulse of the local MTB scene... And holy smokes we've never seen it this strong.
Aside from the regular crew, we saw an amazing amount of riders coming down from Seattle, not only visit our demo but also in excitement to ride our amazing, and often taken for granted trails in Capitol Forest. What a great reminder of how kick ass our back yard is!
Its was a steady stream of people coming through all day, and bikes were never sitting for long.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from.... ahh whoops wrong moto. But change some words up and this could easily apply to the new Yeti SB5.5, a monster of a 29er that we got finally out for a rip. Zero disappointment there! This could be the fastest bike we've ever gotten to rip down a trail, with 160mm travel front and 140mm in the rear, this is a hard charging beast!
Smiling customers and owners alike. Demo days are never boring!
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