10 New Rules of the Trail

Trails are opening, and our friends at evergreen have great advice!  Important?  As evergreen points out:  We can’t mess this up. If we don’t collectively follow the Governor’s and land […]

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Washington League 2020 Race Schedule

The Washington Student Cycling league has updated their 2020 Race schedule in WSCL's "Knobby News" newsletter.  To read the newsletter, click here › Most important (at the end of the […]

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Race Preparation and Starts

As a top Washington State racer, Pirate Coach Nick's advice to our riders is invaluable! One of the most unnerving aspects of mountain bike racing is race preparation and starts..

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How to clean a hydration bladder

Hello Families, Coach Coree here..  I am attaching a link from the REI website that goes over how to clean those hydration bladders. Although fancy cleaning tools are available for purchase, […]

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Mountain Bike Tips For Beginners From Beginners

New to Mountain Biking?  KeyPen Pirates specializes in Youth training that includes a full range of skills, but sometimes it’s difficult to describe what it’s like to BEGIN mountain biking. […]

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2020 BuDu XC Race Series & Volunteer opportunities

Hi Families!  Many of you may have already participated in one or more of the BuDu races in past years. For those of you that may not know about BuDu, I wanted to […]

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2020 Washington Student Cycling League season is OPEN!

Ahoy Pirates!  The Washington Student Cycling League (WSCL) has officially begun. Here are important details and instructions for registration and participation. Please read all information fully and feel free to contact […]

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360 Trails Inspires KP Pirates Biking Team

Key Pen Parks created the hugely popular biking course and now the KP has a “home team” that’s made 360 Trails their own. A successful first season comes to an […]

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The definitive (and simple) guide to mountain bike tires in the PNW

Mentioning mountain bike tires for the PNW will invoke a lengthy debate among riders!  And, the debate continues if riding for fun or racing cross-country with the Washington League. The […]

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