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31 | Aug | '22
Liz Lunderman
Mountain bikers are innovative thinkers, designers, and creatives. They can imagine a single-track trail in places that would be the last place any other person would think of trying. That creative vision of a few riders brought an epic place to ride to life under the I-5 Freeway. And thus, Colonnade was born. It's time for a refresh!
29 | Jun | '22
Patrick Walker
Continued Learning, Taking Action and Glimpses of Moving the Needle     Two years ago we launched an organization-wide effort to learn about, recognize, and address social inequities and injustices within our mountain bike community and programs. Announced in a Personal Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Statement from Executive Director Yvonne Kraus on June 5, 2020, we vowed to prioritize inclusivity and diversity and to learn, act and change to make Evergreen and the sport of mountain biking a more welcoming place to be. We committed ourselves to prioritize equity and diversity to help make the Washington State mountain bike and recreation community inclusive for all.
25 | May | '22
Patrick Walker
We can't wait to see you at the Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival, presented by NORCO! In partnership with Kitsap County Parks, our professional build staff and West Sound Chapter volunteers have outdone themselves to create a brand new Port Gamble ride park located in the Port Gamble Heritage Forest. And you'll be some of the first to ride it!  We've had two years since our last Fest, and this year we wanted to bring it back in a bigger and better way. Port Gamble is the perfect host location with great trails and a much better venue to access for everyone! We have to thank our amazing sponsors who have stepped up this year to make sure the fest is better than ever! Our presenting sponsor NORCO Bicycles has put a ton of effort into the ride park and the event! Be sure to try out their bikes as they will be donating cash back to the trails for every demo you ride! Read on to see what's on the docket and make your plans for June 18-19th Register for Demos, Races, Camping and Shuttles here  
27 | Apr | '22
Patrick Walker
The Trails Fund builds your trails, but not without YOU! Funding for trail projects comes in many forms, grants, contracts, major donors, and what we call #RiderPowered. Our #RiderPowered projects depend on the community collectively digging into their wallets and donating to build our Trails Fund.  Dig in for more great trails!!
26 | Feb | '22
Patrick Walker
More Good Trails - More Good People: New Hires and Promotions. Your small, scrappy, trusty, professional and passionate Evergreen Team is getting bigger and better!   In 1989, we started with an all-volunteer crew and operated for a long time before hiring our first (part-time) employee and Executive Director, Justin Vanderpol in 2008. Justin soon hired our first-ever staff trail builder, Mike Westra, forgoing half of his salary so Evergreen could afford to bring Mike on board! Fast forward 14 years to today, and we're happy to say "Welcome and Congrats!!" to our expanding and evolving team. From our humble all-volunteer beginnings in 1989, we now employ nearly 100 staff in mid-summer, serving the whole state and supported by over 9,000 members - how amazing is that? Check out our new hires and promotions, and please reach out to each to help them celebrate their growth and new careers with Evergreen: 
25 | Feb | '22
Patrick Walker
More Great Trails - More Great People: New Hires and Promotions. Your small, scrappy, trusty, professional and passionate Evergreen Team is getting bigger and better!   In 1989, we started with an all-volunteer crew and operated for a long time before hiring our first (part-time) employee and Executive Director, Justin Vanderpol in 2004. Justin then hired our first-ever staff trail builder, Mike Westra, forgoing half of his salary so Evergreen could afford to bring Mike on board! Fast forward 18 years to today, and we're happy to say "Welcome and Congrats!!" to our expanding and evolving team. From our humble all-volunteer beginnings in 1989, we now employ nearly 100 staff in mid-summer, serving the whole state and supported by over 9,000 members - how amazing is that? Read on to see who and what is new, and check out our whole team on the "Our Team" page, please reach out to each to help them celebrate their growth and new careers with Evergreen: 
02 | Dec | '21
Patrick Walker
Next year could be off the charts for Evergreen, and as the new Statewide Board President, I have big boots to fill and I'm grateful to be part of this exciting time. I moved to the Seattle area 12 years ago knowing the mountain biking would be amazing, even back then. I spent the first year digging some of the initial trails at Duthie Bike Park and riding the three trails at Tiger Mtn. Fast forward to 2021, and Washington state has made its mark, as a destination and paradise for riders across the country.  
11 | Nov | '21
Patrick Walker
A time to dig, ride and connect Thirty women from around the state met below the Raging River trailhead above North Bend, some in their 20’s, others in their 50’s, new riders, racers, and freeride shredders, all movers and shakers in their part of the mountain bike community, invited to join forces for a day of trail work, party laps and fun in the rain to dig, ride and connect to build the women’s mountain bike community.
03 | Nov | '21
M. R.
We are incredibly grateful to be a part of a collaborative, and supportive community of riders and businesses! Evergreen supporters come in many shapes, sizes, and even flavors, and we love them all! Thanks to our Colab partners we are able to share their stoke of great trails with a great deal for you! In addition to your ability to get a special offer on an all-around awesome group of products, each of our Colabs is generating revenue for Evergreen! That means that your purchase not only gets you a sick beer, bag of coffee, pair of shorts, or 1st Aid Kit - but, your trails will get some love too!  Read on to learn more! Is your business interested in a partnership?   Find out how your business can help here