North Shore Rippers

It started simply enough. Sharon Bader (then NSMBA president), Cam McRae ( and James Wilson (the Obsessed) were kicking back over tasty brown beverages, talking about the downfall of organized racing, when we all came to the same conclusion—the problem facing racing is racers. So we decided, “Let’s organize events that reward participants not racers.” And with that we started what has become a local institution.

Along the way we learned a lot about organizing smoothly run events and in 2009 we decided to raise the bar. Go to and read about our new family-friendly bike fest.