You may have enjoyed a recent article in the Everett Herald about a young mountain biker from Snohomish. But according to one of our super volunteers, Larry Williamson, the story starts five and a half years ago on April 12, 2018….
“At a Thursday evening kids’ bike work party for the June bike swap, a resident from Snohomish, Nick Pate, brought his son Alden, about 13 at the time, in to do some community service required by his school. Nick and Alden refurbished a Mongoose bike that night.”
“Nick and I got to talking about bike storage and, to my surprise, he offered to let Sharing Wheels store bikes in the barn at his Raising Cane Ranch along the Snohomish River. The shop stored bikes there until mid-2019.”
Fast forward to today. Per the Herald article:
“Five years after his first race, Alden Pate, 19, finds himself traversing the globe as one of the top under-21 enduro mountain bikers in the world.”
The 2023 Snohomish High School graduate aims at a professional career in the sport. He has raced in international events in Tasmania, Italy, Austria, and France!