Methow bikers at Roslyn Roundup
The Methow Composite Mountain Bike Program raced at the Roslyn Roundup on May 1, where senior varsity rider Stella Scholz led all local competitors with a 1st-place finish in the varsity girls’ division.
Her time was 1:40:04.80, as she crossed the finish line 3 ½ minutes ahead of the 2nd-place finisher. Ila Newman pedaled to 4th place in the JV girls’ race. Wylie Smith took the top spot among the sixth-grade girls, Sisu Clark placed 3rd and Ava Burrington was 4th. The only top-five finish on the boys’ side of the program was a 3rd place by Quin Smith in the seventh-grade boys’ race.
The boys’ varsity side found Graham Sheley finishing 6th, and brother Carter in 10th. Jasmine DeVlieg placed 7th in the JV girls’ competition.
The Methow club will host an event this coming weekend, on Sunday (May 15 ) at the Sean McCabe Trails at Liberty Bell High School.
Mountain bike demo
Methow Cycle & Sport will offer a free demonstration of Norco mountain bikes on Saturday (May 14) at the Lake Creek Trailhead, Pearrygin Lake State Park, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Must be 18 or older or have a guardian; license and credit card required. For more information, call 996‑3645 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hike and bike
- Methow At Home hosts a free 3.75-mile, round-trip hike at Riser Lake on Friday (May 13), starting at 9:30 a.m. from the Riser Lake parking lot, or carpool from the Winthrop Barn at 9:15 a.m. Bring a lunch and water. Register at methowathome.org.
- Methow At Home hosts a free bike ride, from Winthrop to Twisp and back, with Ted Young on May 24, starting at 10 a.m. at the Winthrop Town Trailhead. E-bikes are welcome. Register at methowathome.org.
Rink open for summer
The Winthrop Rink is open for summer operations. Programs include:
- Pickleball, Mondays and Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 – 11 a.m., through September. $4 admission, punch cards and season passes available. Paddles, balls, nets free. Try pickleball free the first Monday of the month.
- Roller/inline skating, Fridays and Saturdays 6 – 9 p.m. in June, July, August. $6 adults, $4 youth (6 – 17)/seniors, 5 and under free. Skate rentals $2. Helmets, knee/wrist/elbow pads free. Season passes available. Kids skate for free the last Saturday of the month.
- Roller/inline hockey, Wednesdays 6 – 8 p.m. in June, July, August. $6 adults, $4 youth (6 – 17)/seniors, 5 and under free. Skate rentals $2. Helmets, knee/wrist/elbow pads free. Season passes available.
- Adult rollercise (for ages 15 and older) will be offered on Tuesdays from 6 – 8 p.m.; $4 admission, $2 skate rental, $60 seasonal pass.
- Rentals — the skating facility or, separately, the upstairs viewing room are available for rent, by the hour or by the day.
Visit www.winthroprink.org, email email@example.com or call (509) 996‑4199 for additional information.
Run for Clean Air at the Loup
The Loup Loup Run for Clean Air, a fundraiser for Clean Air Methow, will be staged at the Loup Loup Ski Bowl on June 4, starting at 8 a.m.
Here’s how it works: Run as many laps at the Loup as you can as a team, or individually for one hour or six hours. The route goes up a narrow, moderately-steep climb up a forested slope before topping out at the summit of the Loup, nearly 1,300 feet higher. Grab a snack, and head back down to tag your teammate, or repeat.
Proceeds go to Clean Air Methow, to help their efforts to improve air quality in the Methow and greater Okanogan County. Participants are encouraged to gather pledges for each lap completed up the mountain. The entrant raising the most money for CAM will receive a GermGuardian HEPA air purifier. Awards will be given for top finishers in each category and duration. All racers will be entered into a raffle for equipment from sponsors.
Entry fees: one hour, $35 through May 22, $45 until June 2; six-hour individual, $65 through May 22, $75 until June 2; six-hour team/relay, $55 through May 22, $65 until June 2.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cascadeendurance.com/loup-loup-run-for-clean-air-1.