Josh Gibb – 18 Redmond, WA
Favorite trail/race venue: Favorite race/event is Crankworx because it has the best atmosphere out of any race and you can shred park laps afterward.
Other interests: Aside from biking, I enjoy doing anything outside, hiking, cliff jumping, rock climbing, etc. I also make robots.
Bailey Villalovos – 19 Federal Way, WA
Favorite trail/race venue: Silver Mountain never disappoints with the high-speed hucks, bomb-holes, and rad bike park trails. And at the end of the day you can unwind and get tubular in the indoor water park.
Other interests: When I’m not shredding trails you will catch me shredding the guitar or kicking it with family and friends and just being a kid.
Dylan Brown – 18 Bothell, WA
Favorite trail/race venue: Silver Mountain, really enjoy the variety of terrain you ride in just one run from rocks, roots, lots of lines, steep sections, and wide open speed tucks.
Other Interests: Aside from biking, I still love to get back to the mountains and into the trees skiing some deep powder with my friends.
Josh, Dylan, and Bailey outfit their Patrols with Gravity cockpits, Grid wheelsets, and Grid cranks. Check out FSA’s Grid line of components here.
Round 4 of the NW Cup returned to the majestic hills of Kellogg, Idaho at the Silver Mountain Bike Park. With all the history of silver mining in the area, Kellogg has an awesome vibe. The weather gods must have been some of the mad unlucky miners from the past with Friday becoming a snow, sleet, hail pouring rain fest. A few did hit the hill for some runs, but quickly found refuge at the round house atop of Silver Mountain Bike Park to get warm and dry.
FSA / Gravity long time team rider Andrew Taylor take you through his latest brain child, the Short Bus camper conversion.
“Now that summer is here and the bus is rolling I hit the road for Canada and have been up here traveling with Norco for their RADFest tour. This last weekend we spent at Silver Star Bike Park and now we are traveling towards Calgary for the second stop. After Calgary I’ll be heading to China for the Redbull stair race and staying for an extra week for some filming in China.
As soon as I arrive home from China I’ll be packing up the bus again and heading for a 7 week film trip to Alaska.”
Mike Hopkins is a Professional Mountain Bike Athlete bred from Canada’s B.C. Interior. He grew up amidst the outdoor driven community of Rossland,
Andrew Taylor grew up in Santa Rosa, but moved to Santa Cruz for the riding scene.
Skye Schillhammer is from Western Washing and currently residing on the East Side in Spokane where he is attending college.