• Date
    Wednesday March 16, 2022
    to
    Wednesday March 16, 2022
    past event
  • Type
    Race
  • Activities
    Mountain Bike
  • Location
    Bellingham, Washington United States
    Galbraith Mountain - Trail Announced 24-48 Hours Prior to Race
  • Website
Race Details:

Presented By: Washington State Bicycle Association, March Northwest & Transition Bikes

Welcome to the Galbraith Gravity Racing U18 race series at Galbraith Mountain Our goal is a Wednesday night series of 6 races open to anyone U18 with the love of two wheels!  Race format is DH, you have to pedal up, so it is really a one stage Enduro Wink - Courses will be both age and skill appropriate and announced one or two days before the event.  

Please support our race sponsors! Transition Bikes, March Northwest, Washington State Bicycle Racing Association (please join - they made this race possible!), and all of our great partners!

USA Cycling License is REQUIRED.  https://membership.usacycling.org/. Youth licenses are FREE!  So there is no cost, but you have to get one. Parents that want to follow CAT 3 U10 and U8 racers are free to do so, but you must have a license or a purchase a day licence. Parent follows are not charged an entry fee, but must register to sign the waiver and purchase a day license if required.

Awards: Medals for the top three in each division will be handed out following the race.

Race Course: We will announce the course on approximately 48 hours prior to start at www.galbraithgravity.com/races

Race Results:  Live GGR Results  pictures and results on Roots and Rain

Race Photos Available for Purchase:  https://www.rootsandrain.com/event9093/2021-mar-31-galbraith-gravity-1-galbraith-mountain-wa/photos/

Getting There: You need to ride in, hike in to our races on Galbraith, plan for that on your arrival. For other venues, like Chuckanut, there will be a mix of drive and ride to the venue

Cancellation/Weather Delay: We will annouce weather cancellations 10 am day of the race.  We have two rain dates planned for 4 and 11 May if needed.

FULL Face Helmets: required

Start Times: Start times will begin at 16:30 and the race will be complete by 19:00.  We will email races with their start time blocks and post the start time blocks for categories on our event calendar at www.galbraithgravity.com/races.  If you are coming from out of town, need an adjsutment, etc, please let us know via email and we will try our best to accomodate you.  Generally, CAT 3 start at 4:30 and will will run youngest to oldest category order.

Registration: Registration closes 5pm the night prior to a race.  No on-site or day of registration.  Racers must sign up ahead of time, again, registration closes 5pm the night prior. Parents and coaches, as noted above, if you are following a racer, you need to register.

Categories:


CAT 3:  U7, U10, U14, U18 - Ride Arounds are Mandatory
CAT 2: U12, U14, U16, U18
CAT 1: U18


We will assign your category based upon your age, gender, and category selection you made.  We may combine CAT 1 and CAT 2 into one division.

What Category should we select?


Cat 3: Beginner - This is a great starting point - Riders are new to racing. 
Cat 2: Sport - Racers who have had 3-5 CAT III top five results
Cat 1: Expert - Comfortable with any terrain including rocks, drops and jumps.


COVID:  Help us make the event COVID Safe!  Just follow the instructions in the waiver.  Due to COVID - will start in time blocks, racers will have a 15 minute time period, and racers will start every 30 seconds.  Please do not line up outside of your time block.

APRES: We should have APRES this year!  Details to follow.

We are looking for volunteers, we always need help.  The event is a bike race, we would appreacite if people can avoid parking. Please drop off or ride from home.  Parking TBD based on event location. Public lots are available on both the North and South side of Galbraith Mtn.   WMBC has great information on being a mountain bike ambassador and helping to keep other trail users happy - want to help with parking, donate to WMBC!  We reserve the right to move the event date for inclement weather/hazards to help keep the trails in shape.  We want to be good trail stewards.

We are so excited to offer this to the youth MTB riders in Bellingham! Bring a friend to ride with! And an adult to cheer you on!

We reccomend additional insurance, USA Cycling has a great option here:  https://usacycling.getspot.com/

 

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