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22 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
Just a reminder that our education program will start back up in April! Thanks to the amazing work of our web guru we are working to add greater functionality to our website for people interested in signing up for an Evergreen class. For those of you chomping at the bit to figure out your future plans and sign up, we are aiming to make registration for classes available by the middle of next month! So thank you for your continued interest and we look forward to seeing you out for some skill building in 2015!

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20 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
Race organizers to host ‘Sturdy Dirty Enduro’ at Tiger Mountain trails in Issaquah Sturdy B Racing, a Seattle-based mountain bike team dedicated to promoting women in mountain biking through racing, organized rides and trail building, today announced the date and location for 2015’s second annual Sturdy Dirty Enduro, Washington State’s only women-specific mountain bike enduro race. The result of a partnership with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and its program The Cascadia Dirt Cup, the event will be held at a new venue, Tiger Mountain in Issaquah, Washington on June 13, 2015. The popular trail system near Seattle has only in the last few years opened up to hosting limited race events.

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20 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
Tiger Mountain has seen an explosion in sustainable trails over the last few years thanks to Evergreen and DNR—from 7 miles in 2012 to over 14 miles today!  And after DNR just recently completed Off-the-Grid you would think we’d be slowing down—but that’s not the case.  There are currently two new trails being built on Tiger Mountain!

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15 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
The Winter Stoke Party is just three weeks away and we're busy getting all the details squared away and the Photo and Video submissions in! That includes keeping you up to date on everything to look forward to with this excellent event so you don't miss out... Photo and video contest digital submissions are due Wednesday January 28th.  Get all the contest details here Party tickets are on sale starting this Friday at 12 noon! This event sold out last year so set an alarm for tomorrow! The silent auction is filling up with amazing goodies for you to bid on including... a coffee tasting with the founder of Zoka Coffee, Platypus Hydration Packs, Stevens Pass lift tickets, sweet helmets from Kali, and a whole lot more! Start budgeting now!! Our limited-edition 25th anniversary tech-t's will be on sale at the party in both long and short sleeve versions (while supplies last!). The FIRST chance to get your Cascadia Dirt Cup Series Passes!

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13 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
This month's BIG work party is sponsored by our supporters over at evo! We'll be out in force Saturday breaking and shaping trail to make sure this next epic ride is ready for summer! After the work come enjoy some BBQ and raffle give-aways from the evo crew and some delicious cider and beer from Two Beers Brewing Co. and Seattle Cider Company! 

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12 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
A lot of things can happen on a ride at Colonnade; epic jumps, transcendent flow, or in some cases, skinning an elbow on a wall ride and bumping into Evergreen Project Manager Mike Westra on his backhoe.   That’s what happened to Peter Sherrill—a visiting California resident at the time—in 2008.  A rider for 25 years in the San Francisco Bay area—mostly Ft. Ord—Peter had found his way into advocacy work when he formed the Monterey Off Road Cycling Association (still in operation today) and began taking care of local trails and running the Sea Otter Classic.  He and his wife had been talking about a move up north and Peter needed two things: to be near the water, and to have access to some great riding.  And the Seattle area seemed like a good fit. 

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11 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
There will be a temporary closure of Preston RR Grade Trail- from Bail Out junction to Crossover Rd until further notice. DNR will be working on the last segment to make it more winter rideable--please plan your rides to avoid this section of trail.    

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10 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
A well-draining trail system that’s great for winter riding?  Say no more!  Tokul—just outside Fall City—offers a variety of terrain to stave off the winter blues and keep you on two wheels—and it even has potential for night rides! Well-loved by local riders, the Tokul system is a combination of equestrian and fun-filled mountain biking trails on Hancock Logging property.  Today the system has evolved into two networks of prime MTB: Tokul East and Tokul West.  Despite being neighbors, these two areas offer riders either a cross-country experience with excellent climbing singletrack, rolling trails, and fun descents (west), or a more enduro journey with logging road climbs, a free-ride feel of flowy trail and technical descents (east).  And all just a short drive from Seattle.  

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06 | Jan | '15
Bryan Rivard
You already know that Evergreen is the voice for mountain bikers in Olympia, working to create new opportunities and ensure that our community's concerns are heard by state lawmakers.   But no one receives the same attention from a lawmaker as a constituent does - that's why  we want you to join us in Olympia on February 4th to meet directly with the lawmakers elected to represent your district. That's right--Evergreen will be waiting for you in Washington's capital city to introduce you to your district representative.  And the more riders we have the stronger our voice is for mountain bikers.   

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