Revel-Rad’s month of May started out with the State Junior Road Race Championships in Longbranch, WA.

This is a tough hilly course that really sorts things out. Conor Klupar takes the Silver in 17/18 men. David O’Brien and David Kirske took 4th and 5th respectively in the 15/16 men. In the 11/12’s Alistair Magun takes the Silver, Ben King the Bronze and Alex Walentynowicz rolled in 4th place.

Next on the hit list for Revel/Rad was the Washington High School Mountain Bike Finals/State Championships. The leader board was heavy with Revel/Rad Racing kids and we made history by winning the first ever High School Mountain Bike titles.

Frosh Girls: Andrea Casebolt-Champion Series and State Title
JV Girls: Shannon Elliott-Champion Series and State Title
Frosh Boys: Miles Frank- Champion Series
Frosh Boys: Tanner Patnode-State Champion
JV Boys: David O’Brien Champion Series and State Title
Overall Team: Olympia Composite Series Champion (All Revel/Rads)

Then came the USAC Mountain Bike State Championships. Hot dry conditions and lotsa climbing met riders in Wenatchee Washington for “The Chainsmoker” MTB Race. The team was well represented as riders attempted to qualify for Nationals.

Cat-1 Junior 15/16: 2nd David O’Brien, 3rd Tanner Patnode
Cat-3 Junior 15-18: 1st Kyle Sweeney
Junior 11/12: 2nd Ben King
Junior 13/14: 4th Erik Pitkanen

Mid month brought on Washington’s toughest road stage race. The Enumclaw Stage Race was a chance for our riders to test themselves over 2 days of racing. The event consisted of a Time Trial, Criterium, and a rough Road Race. The younger riders raced in the junior categories and older 15+ raced with the senior categories. Matt Wilkinson pulled out a 5th place finish in a field that had a lot of riders from Oregon, Idaho, and BC.

Final race of the month was the “24 Hours Round the Clock Mountian Bike Race” in Spokane. Revel/Rad featured a Junior Team, a Staff Team, and a mixed Corporate Team of juniors and adults. Additionally we had a famous guest in camp, fresh off a show the night before at Sasquatch Festival was Foo Fighter Bassist Nate Mendel getting back to his bike racing roots. Final results had the Junior Team take the win!

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