State’s largest mountain-bike race set for May 14 | Port Gamble Gazette

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The Northwest Epic Series Stottlemeyer 30/60 Mountain Bike Race is looking to top last year’s race with nearly 500 racers set to compete starting in the Port Gamble Uplands on May 14th. The race consists of a 30 mile and 60 mile heart-pumping course through the trails surrounding Port Gamble.

The North Kitsap Tourism Coalition, Visit Kitsap Peninsula and Olympic Property Group LLC are among the top sponsors of this race. Part of the proceeds from the race registration benefits the North Kitsap Trails Association.

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, which is a group of volunteers instrumental in maintaining trails all over North Kitsap, has the trails looking great as they continue to donate hundreds of volunteer hours to keep the Port Gamble Trails clean and safe. If you want to challenge yourself with this epic race, visit to register.

Spring Fairy Celebration at Mrs. Muir’s House May 22-23: In the outdoor tent, you’ll find wings, wands, flower crowns, and glitter face-painting. Indoors, there will be henna tattoos, fairy card and Tarot readings, along with tastings of a new line of fruity and floral iced tea blends, to name a few of the treats in store for this event.

Mrs. Muir’s House is located at 32199 Rainier Ave. NE, Port Gamble. You can find out about everything they carry and create at www.mrsmuirs

Tango Zulu Imports Turns 6 in May: Tango Zulu is a family-owned business founded in Port Gamble. They

specialize in fair-trade African baskets, but carry a wide array of other artisan products as well, including many made locally in the Pacific Northwest. They also provide an extensive online store ( with many shipping options.

Tango Zulu Imports is committed to ethical business practices, quality hand-made products, and superior customer service. Since their founding in 2010, they have grown steadily and now have a small crew of dedicated employees and three retail locations: Port Gamble, Pioneer Square, and Bainbridge Island.

Tango Zulu extends a sincere thank-you to the Port Gamble community and to all the customers and artisans who have contributed to the store’s success. Tango Zulu will celebrate its sixth anniversary on May 8 with a sidewalk sale, weather permitting, including a blow-out African basket sale.

Here’s to many more years of supporting fair trade and local craftspeople.

More Spring Specials in May: The Painted Lady in Port Gamble is a new business offering vintage, artisan, primitives, repurposed and rustica items, ranging from furniture to yard art. They are pleased to be offering 10 percent off all furniture in May. Be sure to mention this article to get the discount.

The Painted Lady is located at 32319 Rainier Ave. NE. You can find them on Facebook at

What will you find?

Two unique, beautiful spaces available in Historic Port Gamble: Move your business to Port Gamble.

Hovey House (House 8), built in 1890, is available for rent on historic Rainier Avenue. This Victorian-style home is perfect for retail and rents for $1,600 a month. This 2,089-squarefoot building has two bathrooms and is available for a one-year lease with option for more.

If you or someone you know are looking for a great business opportunity, contact the Port Gamble property manager at 360-297-7251 and set up an appointment to tour the Hovey House.

Is your church or congregation looking for a new location? The historic St. Paul’s Church, built in 1879, is available to rent for $900 per month. St. Paul’s Church has a beautiful sanctuary, full basement, full kitchen and plenty of parking overlooking picturesque Gamble Bay. Contact the Port Gamble property manager at 360-297-7251 to schedule a tour today.

Port Gamble Bay Cleanup Project construction site closed to public: Contractors are still working during the “off-season” of the project on the site of the historic saw mill. Please note that the mill site is still closed to the public. You may observe the work from the bluff above near the Port Gamble Historic Museum.

Construction updates will resume in the spring as season two of construction commences in the summer. Please visit the project website at or find it on Facebook to stay up to date with this historic project. The cleanup process aims to eliminate threats to human health and the environment while minimizing the impacts of cleanup.

Port Gamble’s 2016 Event Calendar: Port Gamble is set for an exciting year of events: Port Gamble Ghost Conference, Maritime Music Festival, Country Christmas, and monthly trail activities.

You can stay up to date with activities and happenings at Port Gamble by subscribing to the monthly Port Gamble E-Newsletter at For more information about the e-newsletter, please contact the events office at 360-297-8074 or via email at

Stay up to date by viewing our Calendar of Events for 2016 at or tune into Port Gamble on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

— Pete Orbea is marketing and communications coordinator for Port Gamble. Contact him at