Adrian attacking on the Shilshole Ave. backstretch at the 2018 Ballard Criterium. Credit: Westside Bicycles

Adrian “Warchild” Magun

I live in Seattle near the I-90 bike trail, and my “go to” one-hour ride is a lap around Mercer Island. A couple years ago during my Mercer Island rides I started seeing a boy fiercely pedaling a road bike. He was always intense, aggressively charging, lapping the island. He …


Jonas Ecker’s Paddling Progression

After five years of training and competition, 15-year old Bellingham paddler Jonas Ecker has qualified to be a member of Team USA at the Olympic Hopes Regatta September 14-16 in Poznan, Poland. It’s exciting to see local juniors athletically excelling, and even more so when they are doing it in …

Discovery Park regroup on the bluff above Puget sound

Caden’s Running Club

In the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree category: Caden Ragsdale, son of ultra runner (and former ultra cyclist) Chris, is an eleven year old headed for the 6th grade. In April, Caden ran the Deception Pass Marathon (5:41:21), and was following a training plan to get ready for …

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NW MTB Series 2018 Finale

Wednesday evening was the finale of the 2018 NW Mountain Bike Series. Also known as the “Wednesday Night World Championships,” this was the series’ fifth season. The “world championships” reference pokes fun at the fact that although riders at local races and group rides are just out for bragging rights, …

Sam wearing his Audi kit and some pre-race game face. Credit: Yee Feng

Young Rider Profile: Sam Zivin

Although many of us learn to cycle at an early age, by the time we’re teens it’s an outlier sport. As Conor Klupar mentioned in 2012 “Being a high school athlete is tough if your sport doesn’t involve a ball.” Hence, it’s always exciting to see juniors who are passionate …


NW MTB Series 2018: “Wednesday Night Worlds”

The 2018 NW MTB Series, aka the “Wednesday Night World Championships” is underway. Last evening’s event had perfect weather and record attendance with over 200 participants. The series is held on the trails at North SeaTac Park, and the course changes from week to week. Some of the courses, like …


Ballard Criterium 2017

Last Saturday was the 24th edition of Ascent Cycles Ballard Criterium powered by Carter Vollkswagen, one of Seattle’s most iconic bike races. Racers compete on a 1/2 mile course on the treacherous streets of Old Ballard, complete with a long brick section on Ballard Ave., and a diabolically-placed manhole cover …

Starstruck: Apex Racing's Adrian Magun and Trek-Segafredo pro Kiel Reijnen.

Starstruck at Seward Park

After one of the wettest and coldest winters on record, stupendous spring conditions inspired a huge turnout at the May 25 edition of the Voler Seward Park Thursday Night Cycling Series. The Seward Park Series is classic Seattle bike racing: Ride to the race, race, ride home with buddies and …


Magnuson Park Cross 2016

The competitors at Magnuson Park Cross 2016 did not seem disappointed that #stormpocalypse2016 failed to deliver the goods. Enough rain had fallen to make conditions challenging and fun, and everyone was covered in mud to prove it. Competitors and spectators alike were smiling, although the competitors’ faces did show concentration, …


Rider Profile: Megan Doherty

15-year-old Bellevue resident Megan Doherty scored two age-group victories at the USA Cycling Amateur Road Championships on June 30 – July 3, in Louisville, KY. Megan blazed the 21 km time trial course in 32:52.57, ninety seconds faster than the nearest competitor. She won the 54 km National Championship Road …