Video: Pillars of the Mountain Bike Community in Bellingham, Washington

Aug 7, 2018 at 16:16
by Freehub Magazine  

Pillars // The Enthusiasts: Lacy Kemp & Darrin Seeds

Mountain bikers are quite often fanatical, but when people are ingrained in the culture as much as the sport, their passion is undeniable. Both Lacy Kemp and Darrin Seeds bring palpable energy to every situation, endlessly enriching Bellingham’s mountain bike culture—they are the enthusiasts.

About the Series: Every community has its cornerstones, the people making forward progression possible. Bellingham, WA, has a thriving mountain bike scene with so many people contributing in every possible way imaginable. However, there are a few who epitomize the community as a whole, simply through their actions.

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MENTIONS: @FreehubMag



29 Comments

  • + 28
 Bellingham is a model of MTB advocacy. The WMBC has proven to be a solid partner for all of the stakeholders: bikers, land owners and managers, timber companies, politicians, etc. The city recognizes the huge economic impact of mountain biking so much that they just ponied up $2.75 million for easements to allow recreation on Galbraith forever.
  • + 11
 Just got back from Bellingham. The community is awesome and the people we meet at the bikes shop and along the trails were super helpful and stoked about biking. Gailbraith has some sweet trails and Homeskillet for breakfast!
  • + 10
 Remember when blowing up the spot was frowned upon?
  • + 4
 4 real. Some people are so "quirky" cool and part of the industry so rules don't apply.
  • + 1
 @superdupertroper: Them “industry” Pillars . . . . . . .
  • + 3
 Rad! Hey @FreehubMag if you're doing an entire series on the pillars of B-Ham, check out the Jack's Homegrown Racing Crew, particularly Been. They're a bunch of crazy singlespeeders and CX/xc guys and gals who are always at races and trail work days promoting the scene and giving back to the community. Ben Shaklee at ModSock in downtown B-Ham is a good place to start.
  • + 2
 Lov that two bike companies like Kona and Transition can share the love with each other. I carry both brands at my shop and both companies are awesome to work with..
  • + 1
 Rad video. Super fun community there, sometimes I wish I never left. Those green damp woods look awesome right now while California is covered in smoke and the trails are blown out. Keep up with the great content Freehub!
  • + 4
 They filmed on the one day it didn't rain here this year!
  • + 1
 Passionate. Palpable energy. Nooculus. Amazing. Quirky. Endlessly enriching. Epitomize simply. Pillars. Every possible way imaginable.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • + 4
 Party in the woods!!
  • + 1
 Two good peeps. Shred on Lacy and Chaz!

And @speedwa, is this the softer, gentler side of you? Ha.
  • + 2
 Hahaha @trimakas I love Waikiki!!
  • + 1
 @speedwa: Give a shout next time you're around
  • + 2
 Great video guys !!! Bellingham rocks ! Thanks for that
  • + 2
 Kira got a cameo!
  • + 2
 awwww, Ross.
  • + 1
 Canfield Bros come back to Bellingham!
  • + 1
 Where did they go? I remember when they just moved to Bellingham from Utah.
  • + 2
 @Ron-C: heard they went back to Utah
  • + 2
 I remember the WIMPS
  • + 1
 Its pretty special in b-ham. Gotta spend more time there soon.
  • + 1
 VD FTW
  • + 1
 Nice Vid!!
  • + 1
 Yea Seeds!
  • + 1
 That was pretty rad!!!
  • + 1
 Love it!!!
  • + 1
 Nuculus.
  • + 0
 This is getting me so stoked! Moving out there in a month!!

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