Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Santa Ynez US Cup Results

Few people knew that the US Cup pro cross country tour was hosting gravity events in Los Olivos, CA last weekend. It's a real shame because that race venue is unique. The DH course isn't crazy or gnarly, but it's pretty hard to go fast on, and there's a great atmosphere of camping and socializing at the race venue. Although there was a downhill and a dual slalom, only two gravity girls raced all weekend, and they raced downhill. Props to getting out and representing, Margaret and Vanessa!

Cat. 1 Women
1. Margaret Gregory

Cat. 2-3 Women
1. Vanessa Humic

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

British National Points Series Results

Helen Gaskell took home the downhill win in the Ae Forest in Scotland this weekend. This race was the first round of the 5-race NPS downhill series.

Elite Women
1. Helen Gaskell
2. Katy Curd
3. Aimee Dix
4. Jessica Stone
5. Sarah Newman
6. Emma Wareham
7. Haby-Blu Cann
8. Harriet Latchem

Senior Women
1. Sarah Brunswick
2. Kerry Wrigglesworth
3. Angela Coates

Junior Women
1. Emma Atkinson
2. Monet Adams
3. Bex Reilly

Youth Women
1. Manon Carpenter

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Last Sea Otter Results: Cat. 1 Downhill

The expert women's (Cat. 1) downhill races were held this afternoon. I hear it was a hot one. Margaret Gregory posted the fastest expert women's time, with a 2:47. Congrats to everyone who raced this weekend!

Cat. 1 Women 19-29
1. Margaret Gregory
2. Kjersten Lone
3. Kelly Moore
4. Corina Bigham
5. Liana Gregory
6. Heather McFadden

Cat. 1 Women 30-39
1. Rosie Bernhard

Cat. 1 Women 40+
1. Sandra Ross
2. Nancy Harris
3. Erica Phillips

Sea Otter Dual Slalom Round 2 Results

The beginner (Cat. 3) and sport (Cat. 2) dual slalom races were held at Sea Otter today. There were no Cat. 2 women, but the Cat. 3s raced. Yeah!

1. Ashley Hernandez
2. Kelsey Anderson

Sea Otter Pro Downhill Results

I just saw a few pro women's downhill results on Tracy Moseley narrowly took the win over Melissa Buhl. According to CN, Moseley asked to start first to avoid track congestion, and it ended up working to her advantage, as Buhl started last and had to pass another rider. There is no qualifying at Sea Otter, so it's a one-run show. Still, it was a 1-2 weekend for Melissa, who won dual slalom yesterday.

1. Tracy Moseley
2. Melissa Buhl
3. Kathy Pruitt
4. Claire Buchar
5. Lisa Myklak
6. Miranda Miller
7. Jackie Harmony
8. Katie Holden
9. Danice Uyesugi
10. Casey Brown
11. Rebecca McQueen
12. Leana Gerrard
13. Mio Suemasa
14. Lainey Aldridge
15. Lorraine Blancher
16. Tara Johnson
17. Jennifer Wolf
18. Darian Harvey
19. Joy Martin
20. Sondra Williamson
21. Karin Hanzi
22. Connie Misket
23. Neven Steinmetz
24. Abigail Hippely
25. Mariska Chuse
26. Jessica Vogt

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sea Otter Dual Slalom Pro Results

The pro women's field was full of talent, with a star-studded top 16 at this year's Sea Otter dual slalom. Melissa Buhl edged out Jill Kintner on her first run, and managed to hold on for the win, even after suffering a mechanical in her second run.

1. Melissa Buhl
2. Jill Kintner
3. Kathy Pruitt
4. Mio Suemasa
5. Claire Buchar
6. Sondra Williamson
7. Darian Harvey
8. Joy Martin
9. Lisa Myklak
10. Katie Holden
11. Eva Castro
12. Leslie Slagle
13. Lainey Aldridge
14. Jessica Vogt
15. Neven Steinmetz
16. Leana Gerrard

Sea Otter Downhill Round 1

The sport (Cat. 2) and beginner (Cat. 3) women raced downhill today at Sea Otter. Cierra Smith posted the fastest women's time of the day, right at 3 minutes. Nice racing, everyone!

Cat. 2 Women 18 & Under
1. Cierra Smith

Cat. 2 Women 19-29
1. Kelsey Anderson
2. Bernadette Opperman
3. Stephanie Jury
4. Christin McCurdy
5. Christina Telezinski
6. Elizabeth Imlach
7. Catherine Cresalia
8. Shawnee Gowan

Cat. 2 Women 30-39
1. Megan Zemny
2. Monica Bergmann

Cat. 2 Women 40+
1. Cathy Chevron

Cat. 3 Women 18 & Under
1. Julia Zavala

Cat. 3 Women 19-29
1. Keri Albrecht
2. Ashley Hernandez
3. Sarina Adams
4. Tracy Barrell
5. Jesse Maule

Cat. 3 Women 30-39
1. Kelly Johnson
2. Ayshe Tuncer
3. Mary Pralinski
4. Traci Adams

Cat. 3 Women 40+
1. Tina Wilson
2. Marianne Levine
3. Kirstie Douglass
4. Elaine Dale

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sea Otter Dual Slalom Round 1 Results

The expert women's dual slalom races were held today at Sea Otter. Sandra Ross took the win over Essence Barton. Congrats, ladies!

Cat. 1
1. Sandra Ross
2. Essence Barton
3. Chantel Shoemaker
4. Nancy Harris

Sea Otter Super D Results

Yes, I know. The Sea Otter Super D is the least Super D-ish of all Super Ds. But without posting the results here, I wouldn't be able to revisit a post I wrote last year. (Click here to do the revisiting).

See, the Super D start has gotten more out of hand than even I could have anticipated. In's coverage of the race, they state: "Racers started kneeling, facing away from their bikes with their heads to the ground. Upon the official start, they turned around, ran for their up-side-down bikes and righted them before taking off."

I dearly hope that we will be graced with photos of this start soon. I mean, after months of training and likely no less than a $60 entry fee, you find yourself on the start line on your knees with your head in the dirt? Do race organizers really hate athletes that much? Considering the Sea Otter race involves no singletrack, is it really necessary to devise ridiculous ways to reduce startline congestion?

I know, I wasn't even in the state of California when the race took place. Who am I to comment? Maybe it was the awesomest start ever. Clearly, in the Pro Women's race, the winner was determined by atheticism and smart racing tactics, and the fastest riders emerged on top. But would it have been so different with normal, dignified start? The world will never know.

Pro Women
1. Kelli Emmet
2. Mary-Ellen Ash
3. Rachel Lloyd
4. Wendy Simms
5. Maureen Kunz
6. Jamie Stamps
7. Anina Aaron
8. Shannon Holden
9. Rebecca Rusch
10. Philicia Marion
11. Rachel Throop

18 & Under Women
1. Cayley Brooks
2. Kjersten Lone
3. Christine Weir
4. Nicole Rehder
5. Kristin Brooks

19-29 Women
1. Karla Kingsley
2. Lisa Crowe
3. Vanessa Humic
4. Sarah Land
5. Jennifer Jordan

30+ Women
1. Sharon Hill
2. Kathleen Bortolussi
3. Megan Cordes
4. Shannon Mathis
5. Laura Knight
6. Cindy McFarland
7. Monica Zorrila
8. Dede Cowden
9. Lise McCarthy
10. Cheryl Ekstrom

We found our results on and

Edit: Sabine Dukes pointed me to this video clip on Eek! :

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Good Luck at Sea Otter!

Freeride Foundation wishes everyone a safe and successful Sea Otter. Enjoy the sunshine!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's the Last Day of the Spring Cleaning Sale!

Today is the last day of our Spring Cleaning Sale! Take advantage of deep discounts on current and 2008 products before we have to return everything to regular pricing. Also, through Saturday, all US order ship for free. Click here to check out all of the sale items!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

CCCX #3 Results

The third race in the Toro Park, CA CCCX downhill series was held this weekend. Leana Gerrard represented for the pro women, with Sharon Hill posting the fastest women's time for the day. The next CCCX race will be held on May 3. More information is available on

Pro Women
1. Leana Gerrard

Expert Women
1. Sharon Hill
2. Rosie Bernhard
3. Anne Marie Hennes
4. Morgan Compton

Sport Women
1. Kelsey Anderson
2. Ashley Hernandez

Beginning Women
1. Ayshe Tuncer
2. Kim Krueger
3. Andrea Locke

Monday, April 13, 2009

World Cup 4X and Downhill Results

Anneke Beerten dominated the 4X finals for the win on Saturday night. Jill Kintner had qualified first, but didn't make it into the big final for a chance to race Anneke, who won all of her heats on her way to the top of the podium.

On Sunday, Tracy Moseley won the downhill by 6 seconds over Emmeline Ragot. Tracy's first World Cup win of the season also fell on her 30th birthday. The next round World Cup racing will be a 4X event held in Houffalize, Belgium on May 2-3.

1. Anneke Beerten
2. Fionn Griffiths
3. Romana Labounkova
4. Jana Horakova
5. Jill Kintner
6. Emmeline Ragot
7. Melissa Buhl
8. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth

1. Tracy Moseley
2. Emmeline Ragot
3. Sabrina Jonnier
4. Fionn Griffiths
5. Claire Buchar
6. Floriane Pugin
7. Melissa Buhl
8. Myriam Nicole
9. Joanna Petterson
10. Emilie Siegenthaler
11. Helen Gaskell
12. Sarah Newman
13. Anka Martin
14. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth
15. Elisa Canepa
16. Risa Suseanty
17. Victoria Phillips

Saturday, April 11, 2009

All US Orders Ship FREE Through April 18

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Kintner Qualifies First in South Africa

Jill Kintner was the top 4X qualifier yesterday as she returned to World Cup circuit after winning her Olympic bronze last summer. She bested Anneke Beerten by nearly a half a second. 4X finals will be held later today in South Africa. And here's a fun fact: Jill and Melissa Buhl are the only US representatives in 4X at this World Cup--there are no US men racing.

1. Jill Kintner
2. Anneke Beerten
3. Fionn Griffiths
4. Romana Labounkova
5. Jana Horakova
6. Emmiline Ragot
7. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth
8. Melissa Buhl
9. Joanna Petterson

We found these results on

Friday, April 10, 2009

South African World Cup Downhill Qualifying

I just found some qualifying results on from the first World Cup downhill race of the season. Tracy Moseley continues to ride strong, taking the top qualifying spot. Rachel Atherton won't be racing, as her shoulder is still recovering from the collision she had with a car while training in the off season.

1. Tracy Moseley
2. Emmeline Ragot
3. Claire Buchar
4. Fionn Griffiths
5. Floriane Pugin
6. Myriam Nicole
7. Melissa Buhl
8. Sabrina Jonnier
9. Joann Petterson
10. Emilie Siegenthaler
11. Anka Martin
12. Helen Gaskell
13. Elisa Canepa
14. Sarah Newman
15. Helene Valerie Fruhwirth
16. Risa Suseanty
17. Maria Michalogiannaki
18. Victoria Phillips

First Fluidride Cup Results

The first round of the northwest's Fluidride Cup were held last weekend in Port Angeles, WA. This series continues to see an impressive number of women race in all categories. The pro women's field was a who's who of northwest gravity racing, providing a very competitive field. Canada's Miranda Miller took the win over Katie Holden. The next race in the series will be held in Port Angeles on May 1-3. For more information about the Fluidride Cup races, visit

Pro Women
1. Miranda Miller
2. Katie Holden
3. Danice Uyesugi
4. Katrina Strand
5. Leana Gerrard
6. Joy Mutoli

Expert (Cat 1) Women
1. Chelsey Stevens
2. Cassandra Stamm
3. Angi Weston
4. Carolyn Hope
5. Cherry Thomas

Sport (Cat 2) Women
1. Jen Schenk
2. Kim Peterson
3. Lisa Ness
4. Jessica Serdowich
5. Ellen Ruotsala
6. Hailey Soukkoth
7. Amanda Markell
8. Yvonne Gillette
9. Ashley Smelter

Open Beginner (Cat 3) Women
1. Ann Davis
2. Shelley LeCuyen

Beginner (Cat 3) Women 18 and Under
1. Paige Norman
2. Adrianna Moroz
3. Cheyenne Smith

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

South African National Cup #4 Results

Tracy Moseley continued her winning ways at the fourth round of the South African National Cup downhill series last weekend. The race was held in Pietermaritzburg on the same course as this week's World Cup.

1. Tracy Moseley
2. Claire Buchar
3. Emmeline Ragot
4. Fionn Griffiths
5. Joanna Petterson
6. Helene Fruhwirth
7. Helen Gaskell
8. Sarah Newman
9. Risa Suseanty

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

British National 4X Championships

The British National 4X Championships were held at the UK Bike Park in Dorset this weekend. Charlie Phillips took the win and the title of National Champion.

We have results coming from the South African National Series and the Fluidride Cup coming soon. I'm just waiting to see full results from both.

1. Charlie Phillips
2. Manon Carpenter
3. Kim Bent
4. Suzanne Lacey
5. Sarah-Jane Hewitt
6. Katie Radcliffe

We found these results on

Monday, April 6, 2009

Need It for Sea Otter? Order by Friday!

Can you believe it? Sea Otter is next week! If you're getting ready for the race, need to grab some body armor, or want to snag some sweet accessories for all of the movie premieres, be sure to place your order by Friday, April 10. After Friday, you'll need to choose Express Shipping to ensure your goodies get to you on time.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

New California Downhill Series

The John Fisher DH Summer Sizzle race series is a brand-new downhill series for 2009. The races are being held outside of Yosemite in Oakhurst, CA at the Miami Creek OHV area. The races benefit John Fisher, who was an avid downhill racer and expert national champion before a skiing accident left him confined to a wheelchair.

The races promise to be fun and rewarding. Entry fees are just $35, and you can only register on race day. There will be prizes and cash awards to the fastest men and women.

For more information about the series and John Fisher, visit

Race Dates
May 30, 31
June 28
July 12
July 26
Aug. 9
Aug. 23

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Help a Fellow Rider

On March 30th 2009 Young Riders coach, Park City local, and Cannondale pro rider Nick Van Dine took a nasty fall at Solitude Resort in Utah that landed him in the ICU. Nick severely injured the right side of his face, as well as sustaining trauma to his brain. Nick spent a little over 24 hours in the Neurological Critical Care unit at the University Of Utah Hospital.

Nick underwent reconstructive surgery on Thursday April 2nd, 2009 to repair the damage to the right side of his face. The surgery went well and doctors expect Nick to make a full recovery in time. Unfortunately Nick not only faces his physical recovery, he is also faced with mounting medical bills beyond his very limited insurance.

On Thursday April 23rd 2009 a Fundraiser will be held to help Nick with some of these financial hurdles he faces. The fundraiser will be held at The Sidecar (333 Main St, Park City, UT 84060, second floor of the Main St Mall across from Shabu). Doors will open at 7pm with live music from local band Leadfoot starting between 8pm and 9pm. The event will feature a silent auction sponsored by Cannondale Bikes for a new Cannondale Rize, as well as a chance drawing (Utah for raffle) with great prizes from White Pine Touring, Jan’s, Dharma Wheels Cyclery, Deer Valley Resort, Align Spa,, Brother's Bikes, Endurance Cycle Service, Troy Lee Designs, SCOTT Bikes, and many more. $10 at the door gets you two “chances” to win one of the many great prizes. All proceeds from the evening will go towards helping Nick with his medical costs.

Please come out and show your support for Nick. If you have questions, or would like to donate product or services to the raffle please contact Scott House (, 435-649-8710, 435-655-5009). If you would like to make a donation to Nick and will not be able to attend the fundraiser White Pine Touring will be collecting donations (Physical: 1790 Bonanza Dr, Park City, UT 84060; Mailing: PO Box 280, Park City, UT 84060). Checks can be made payable to Nick Van Dine.

For More Information on Nick’s Crash Visit:

Thank You for Your Support.

Kindest Regards,

Scott House

Friday, April 3, 2009

Maxxis Cup International #2 Results

The second round of the Maxxis Cup International downhill series was held in Vigo, Spain on March 22. Tracy Moseley continues to dominate the series, taking her second win in as many races...and by no small margin. The next race in the Maxxis Cup series is May 5 in Guimaraes, Portugal.

1. Tracy Moseley
2. Jessica Stone
3. Katy Curd
4. Carmen Rosa Martinez Perez
5. Ariadna De Barros
6. Ana Martins

For more information, visit

New Arrivals: Nema Jerseys

We just received two new Nema jerseys, the Ruby and the Emerald. These jerseys are awesome for cross country rides, running, and gym time. They both have flattering fits and can be worn with Lycra or baggies. Also, they're on sale through April 15 as part of our site-wide Spring Cleaning Sale!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fontana City National Results

The Fontana City Nationals were held last weekend at Southridge Park, CA. Jill Kintner returned to the mountaincross scene, and aboard her new Intense, took the win in a heated series of races. Melissa Buhl crushed Kathy Pruitt and Sabrina Jonnier in the downhill, besting Pruitt by 6 seconds on the 2:30 course.

Pro Women
1. Melissa Buhl
2. Kathy Pruitt
3. Sabrina Jonnier
4. Jennifer Wolf
5. Michelle Rivera
6. Christine Hirst
7. Sondra Williamson
8. Jessica Vogt
9. Joy Martin

Open Women
1. Kelly Moore
2. Margaret Gregory
3. Francine Johnson
4. Essence Barton
5. Erica Phillips
6. Katy Monger

Beginner Women 34 & Under
1. Rochelle Spranger
2. Jesse Maule

Beginner Women 35 +
1. Traci Adams
2. Angela Mijares

Pro Women
1. Jill Kintner
2. Ashley Verhagen
3. Melissa Buhl
4. Joy Martin
5. Jessica Vogt
6. Sondra Williamson

Open Women
1. Robin Vold
2. Julia Zavala
3. Angela Mijares

We found these results at