Race Report: 2021 Galbraith Gravity Race #1

Apr 7, 2021
by frankenpilot  
Parker Barrett sending the clear cut CAT III U10

Galbraith Gravity Racing (GGR) is a Youth MTB race team based in Bellingham WA. Local racing is back with a USA Cycling sanctioned youth race series of six events, hosted by GGR and open to all racers age 6-18. We plan on adding in a tyke fun run too for the smaller kids. With youth racing permitted locally, we hope that the adult WMBC Whatcom World Cup comes back soon (fingers crossed)...to sign up for races and see the schedule please visit: galbraithgravity.com/races or on Bike Reg www.bikereg.com

Live results at results.galbraithgravity.com and thanks to Seb for getting them on www.rootsandrain.com

Have to say thank to @TransitionBikeCompany @troyleedesigns @sensusgrips @marchnorthwest @foxfactory @tonyscoffee @ridewrap @DVOSuspension @fanatikbike @lostco @cascaderacingdesigns @ascent_strengthandconditioning @flowshala @wmbcmtb and all the volunteers. Just in case you want to hear the groms talk shredding: yeet and greet podcast

First course was SST on Galbraith! Photo Credit to @tylerboothmtb, @shepherdfamily5 and @jonahmackephoto

Be sure to zoom in on the images - Suns Out, Tongues Out!

Oliver Machen getting some Stoke in Heckler's Way!

Cal Skilsky (on vuvuzela) rallied the Bellingham Trail Riders to make some noise for the racers, thank you Cal!

JT Fisher spent time following groms as a ride leader before putting down the fastest time of the day Jr Ex 1st Place

Wyatt Dixon is not shy - bright TLD colors and always fast. He drafted pro Andrew Cavaye to follow him down the trail for some stoke. Andrew made about 5 laps chasing kids! Thanks to all the pros who showed up to clear the course, chase groms, and keep the race fun and safe.
Nolan Taylor figures he will just manual the rhythm section on his way to 3rd in the CAT III U14

Griffen Shepherd 1st in CAT III Boys U10 looking all the way down the trail.
Matilda Melton was the Ladies FTD. She spent half the race in the air.

Jill Kintner heading up with the GROMS to check out some lines.
Get you hair in the breeze! Emilie Simeur (all smiles) and Charley Barrett were the two U10 ladies ripping down the course.

Jill Kintner tells the kids to make good (line) choices...

Mike Kazimer and friends watching Sloan Jorgenson work his way towards a 2nd Place U14 CATIII. Sloan needed a re-run when a dog that decided to party with the kids, the dogs shirtless owner, and a course poacher jammed up his run timing.

Chandler Unick was up early in the morning excited for the first race of the season! He was practically waiting at the start when the race director was setting up.

Chase Harrison on the way to 1st Place U14 Cat III Boys

You can get the GROM off the Moto, but you can't get the Moto out of the GROM - always in for style, Kayden Bryant parties on the trail.

Jill let the team use her mind maintenance artwork for the race plate

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  • 5 0
 Super fun to come out and shoot! Stoked for some more of these.
  • 1 0
 Jonah - thank you X100 for coming out! Your photos are great!
  • 4 1
 Can we get some races going on chuckanut now?
  • 1 1
 We have permits for 3 youth races on Chuckanut..we will try and have at least one event there this Spring. Our hope is that our youth racing opens the door to adult races (which are allowed according to current State Guidelines)
  • 2 0
 Wonderful. Where are these kids hiding? I never see 'em when I am there... or maybe that's the point.
  • 2 0
 Sorry we missed it hopefully we can make a few of the races.
  • 2 0
 Hope you make it up here for sure! Then some fun pump track and dirt jump action after.
  • 2 0
 Woot, had a great time seeing everyone stoked on racing!
  • 1 0
 April 14th Course will be Atomic Dog.

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