Barry sisters reach the top at Hillclimb in Port Angeles

A trip to the Labour Day Motorcycle Hillclimb races has become an annual tradition for a growing group of Valley riders.

A trip to the Labour Day Motorcycle Hillclimb races in Port Angeles, Washington has become an annual tradition for a growing group of Valley riders, and this year, they came home with quite a collection of trophies.

The event is hosted by the Olympic Peninsula Motorcycle Club and has classes for riders of all ages. It is a family affair as well, as Pat and Amanda Barry and their daughters, Cynthia, Jayden and Lily took part. Pat Barry was one of several Valley riders competing in the large bike classes, along with Matt Weremi, Byron Dewaal and Kurt Allan.

Jayden Barry led the way on Saturday, taking first place in the 50cc class. Cynthia Barry placed fourth in the 85cc division and fifth in the 85cc modified class, while Matt Weremi was fourth in Openx and sixth in 450x. Byron Dewaal placed fifth in 250x and seventh in 250 modified, and Pat Barry was eighth in 450 modified.

On Sunday, Kurt Allan won the 450x class ahead of Weremi, who was seventh, and Pat Barry, who was 15th. Jayden Barry was second in 50cc and her sister Lily was eighth. Cynthia Barry placed second in the 85cc class and fourth in 85cc modified. Dewaal finished third in 250 modified and fourth in 250x.