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Braking through barriers: Joining Bellingham’s favorite male-dominated sport

Sometimes, the toughest hill to climb is the feeling of not belonging

Olivia Palmer mountain bikes through path.
Olivia Palmer mountain bikes down the Karma trail May 25 on the north side of Galbraith Mountain. Everyone is a newcomer to a sport at some point — a reality Palmer came to understand when entering the male-dominated, nearing-on-professional scene in Bellingham. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Olivia Palmer News Intern
This spring, I’ve developed a new love for mountain biking.   Let’s be clear: just becau
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