Laura Gould of Sequim, WA. She was one of only 2 riders, and the only woman, to compete using a single-speed bicycle. She took 2nd place Women’s Open Medium Course. Photo Jesse Major Photography

Laura Gould of Sequim, WA. She was one of only 2 riders, and the only woman, to compete using a single-speed bicycle. She took 2nd place Women’s Open Medium Course. Photo Jesse Major Photography

Inaugural Hoh-ly Roller – First Race of the Gravel Unravel series

  • Thu May 6th, 2021 1:30am
  • Sports

The first race of the Gravel Unravel 3-race endurance cycling series took place on Saturday, May 1, south of Forks. Almost 100 racers and 50 un-timed gran fondo participants rode the inaugural Hoh-ly Roller on the backroads of the Hoh-Clearwater area. The event had 3 distances – 26 miles, 44 miles, and 66 miles, all with significant cumulative elevation gain. The long course is described as having some of the most challenging climbs of any of the events in the PNW region.

A portion of race proceeds will go to Sarge’s Veterans Support in Forks and to the Junior Navel ROTC in Port Angeles. Race Directors want to thank the volunteers at Jefferson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services for their support, and the EMT team at Norpoint Medical for being on standby.

The next race takes place in the Sol Duc area on June 5, and the final race of the season is June 26, starting and ending in Quilcene with the course climbing to Bon Jon Pass. Find out more information at PeninsulaAdventureSports.com and if you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring future races, email [email protected]

LONG COURSE RESULTS:

Hoh-ly Roller Men’s Masters (45+) Long Course

1. Timothy Ellis Sequim, WA 5:50:23

2. Matt Albee Bainbridge Island, WA 5:50:33

3. Roger Burton Bothell, WA 5:50:53

Hoh-ly Roller Women’s Open Long Course

1. Rachel Urban Seattle, WA 5:24:24

2. Rebecca Book Seattle, WA 6:02:46

3. Keri Bergere Kenmore, WA 7:58:17

Hoh-ly Roller Men’s Open Long Course

1. Forest Hietpas Sequim, WA 5:01:03

2. Juan Camilo Echeverri Washington D.C. 5:09:54

3. Stuart Ayling Lake Tapps, WA 5:13:09

MEDIUM COURSE RESULTS:

Hoh-ly Roller Men’s Masters (45+) Medium Course

1. Gary Calton Southern Pines, WA 3:39:46

2. Tim Wood Bellevue, WA 3:43:23

3. Jared Despain Sequim, WA 4:02:06

Hoh-ly Roller Women’s Open Medium Course

1. Mollie Bernstein Seattle, WA 3:56:52

2. Laura Gould Sequim, WA 3:58:01

3. Beth Draeger Issaquah, WA 3:58:46

Hoh-ly Roller Men’s Open Medium Course

1. Kakey Campbell-Garcia Seattle, WA 3:00:25

2. Jeremy Kalmus Redmond, WA 3:14:38

3. Apollo Leonard Bellingham, WA 3:30:11

SHORT COURSE RESULTS:

Hoh-ly Roller Women’s Open Short Course

1. Michaela Krisiansson Seattle, WA 2:42:06

2. Kristina Zeh Lake Stevens, WA 3:46:30

3. Amy Ostwald Elma, WA 3:53:10

Hoh-ly Roller Men’s Open Short Course

1. Patrick OConner Camano Island, WA 2:11:54

2. Brian Abrams Auburn, WA 2:30:35

3. Peter Berg Bainbridge Island, WA 2:33:41