WOW! What a year it’s been! When I think back to last year’s Calendar release party we were worried about fitting 30 people into a private room at the Clubhouse Restaurant in Vancouver! Thanks to Alvara at BellaCandellas for providing great food and service for all the bunnies and company. This year we had close to 100 people coming and going throughout the night, including Wade Simmons who crashed the party after 9pm!
The night began with a slideshow of the bunnies throughout the 2007 season. Gord Smith, from Beastgear enjoyed a Bunny sandwich with Ms October, and Ms.December.
What’s a party without a little Cox and Kitty?
Jerusha and Rob (and friend), with Greg and Denise from the Freeride Dawgs
Judy Garren (Team Muddbunnies) and Tina Yiu (WebMistress)
Bunnie Ina and the Jackrabbit!
For once I am at a loss for words. Okay I lie, I’m not! I feel so honoured to be a part of this incredible group of people who have all come together for one thing: the love of the ride! Of course the Calendar Release Party is always more than a celebration of our calendar project, it’s also a night to honour ever single member, sponsor and supporter of the Muddbunnies. And that’s just what we did.
Dorothy Luebke gave a humourous and…ahem inspiring speech about the NSMBA and Ripper Series.
Michelle Santos was our evening MC and Jeannie Darcy. Don’t get her started!
Yummy Bunnies! Photographer Danielle Baker and Ms March.
One of the first four members of Muddbunnies: Syd Vicious
Left: Photographer Jeremy Goodrick and his lady. Right: Ride Leader Lucy Reiss
Michelle, Corey Leclerc and Me
Here’s another shout out to all those who helped us reach and surpass our goals for the 2007 season:
Tina Yiu – WebMistress
Susan Sheldon – Gate Keeper/Forum Administration/Team Muddbunnies
Aimee Dunn – Everything Bunny:Supreme Advocate/Site Author/Calendar Model/Ride Leader/Team Muddbunnies Racer/Master Cake Baker
Lucy Reiss – Ride Leader/Club Advocate/Master Carrot Cake Baker
Ina Hunt – Den Mother of Women’s Weekend in Whistler
Veronica Kacinik – Event Planning Goddess
Denise Britton, Greg Rector of FreeRide Dawgs – Clinic Coach and Death-Defying Shuttler
Andrew Summers – Brodie Go-to Guy
Brigit Jensen – Site Author
’07 Team Muddbunnies: Edith Jansen, Jerusha Millar, Judy Garren, Aimee Dunn, Erin Lewis, Lisa Howey, Jen Miller, Susan Sheldon, Kirsten Jasper and of course Michelle Santos and myself.
The Dirt Wolf and Ms.October
The Deadly Duo: Photographer Dan Barham and Ms.August
Lastly, thank you to all of the women who joined the club this year! You are the heart of Muddbunnies!
For those who are still unsure of who we are and what we do, the following is a list of events we were involved in this season:
Vancouver Outdoor Show/NSMBA Gear Swap
Women’s BMX/MTB Clinic with Abbotsford BMX
Beginner Race Clinics with the Freeride Dawgs
Brodie Rat Race at Roberts Creek
Beginner Ride Clinics with Sherri Sadler
Surrey Bike Park Rebuild
Surrey Bike Festival
Stanley Park Bike Festival
Women’s Weekend in Whistler
Arduum Challenge (hosted by Freeride Dawgs)
NSMBA Trail Days
Pipeline Bike Park Pump Races
2008 Muddbunnies Calendar
2008 Calendar Release Party
Raffle Prize Table – A TON of goods from our incredible sponsors!
Congratulations on an incredible season! Ride on Bunnies!
A lineup for the famous Ms.December to autograph calendars.
Represtin’ the Valley are Ms.May and Red
More star sightings of Ms.February and Ms.January
Yes that is Ms.September and YES she did really get that much air!!!
LOVE, RYAN AND MICHELLE!
Michelle Santos and me, Ryan Petersen