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2018 PUYALLUP CYCLOPATHS’ RIDE SCHEDULE

 

 

May 5:                Narrows Bridge – Gig Harbor – Kitsap Ride (~40-50 miles;  4000 to 5000’ of climbing)

 

May 19:              Alder Lake Loop Ride with “The Climb” option (Orting à Eatonville à Alder Lake à and back (~55 miles round trip;  with “The Climb” option added ~65 miles,  4,000’ climbing)

 

June 9:               Skate Creek Loop Ride (start area à Nisqually Entrance to Mt Rainier à Paradise à Box Canyon à Backbone Ridge à Ohanapecosh à Packwood à Skate Creek Road à back to where we started) (~80 miles; 6,000’ climbing)

 

June 23:             Sunrise Triple/Quad(??) (start at base of climb to Sunrise Visitor Center à climb to Sunrise à descend à climb to Sunrise à descent à climb to Sunrise à descent à optional: 4th climb to Sunrise à descent (3x = 60 miles, 7200’ of climbing;  4x = 80 miles, 9600’ of climbing)

 

July 7:                  Triple-By-Pass Ride (start at top of Cayuse Pass à Chinook Pass à down east side of Chinook Pass to Hwy 12 near Naches à climb the east side of White Pass on Hwy 12 à descend the west side of White Pass to Hwy 123 à climb the south side of Cayuse Pass back to where we started) (~114 miles;  7,000’ climbing)

 

July 26:                             RAMROD (we will be entering as teams – maximum of 5 riders per team – contact Leon Matz (matzl@orting.wednet.edu ) if you are interested in doing RAMROD) (~153 miles;  10,000’ of climbing)

 

Aug 10-12:        HURRICANE RIDGE WEEKEND (we will be sleeping in Adam Abrams 30’ long trailer; Adam has reserved a spot at the Elwah RV Park which is a 10 minute drive (6.2 miles) from the start of the climb to Hurricane Ridge:  Friday afternoon/evening convene at the Elwah RV Park à Saturday we will spend our time on the Hurricane Ridge climb à Saturday evening at Elwah RV Park à Sunday morning ride (likely mostly on a bike trail in the area) à head home)

 

Aug 23:              “Rainiering” Ride (**Note: this is a Thursday – to minimize traffic issues**)  (start at Grove of the Patriarchs à climb south side of Cayuse Pass à from the top of Cayuse Pass, climb to Chinook Pass à descend back down Chinook Pass and down the north side of Cayuse Pass to Sunrise turnoff à climb to Sunrise Visitor Center à descend from Sunrise and climb north side of Cayuse Pass à from top of Cayuse Pass, climb to Chinook Pass once again à descend back down Chinook Pass and down the south side of Cayuse Pass back to vehicles à restock at vehicles à climb to Backbone Ridge and on up to Paradise à retrace our path to the vehicles - do an extra climb or two on Backbone Ridge as we return to the vehicles to make sure that we reach on “climbing goal”) (~135 miles;  14,500’ of climbing)

 

Sep 8:                 “Gravel” Ride (we will do Haller Pass or another gravel ride depending on what looks most appealing by this time of the season) - Haller Pass Ride (this ride is mostly on gravel forest service roads – i.e. this is a cyclocross or mountain bike ride) (~35 miles;  4,400’ of climbing) (fun ride, beautiful ride – don’t let the 35 mile length fool you, you will not lack for exercise)  (here is the route as shown on Strava:  Haller Pass Route )

 

 

** I will try to send out a “reminder” ten days in advance of each ride.  Please respond at least a week ahead of the ride if you are interested in going, so that I can determine if there is enough interest to do the ride.  If there is a lack of interest, we will simply cancel the ride. **


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