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2019 PUYALLUP CYCLOPATHS’ RIDE SCHEDULE


April 13:             Carbon River Entrance to Mt. Rainier (Orting à South Prairie à Wilkeson à Carbonado à Carbon River Entrance à back) (~58 miles round trip)             

April 27:               Narrows Bridge – Gig Harbor – Kitsap Ride (~40-50 miles;  4000 to 5000’ of climbing)

May 11:                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 1:              Skate Creek Loop Ride (start area just east of Ashford 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 15:           Sunrise Triple/Quad(??) (start at base of climb to Sunrise Visitor Center à climb to Sunrise à descend à climb to Sunrise à descend à climb to Sunrise à descend à optional: 4th climb to Sunrise à descend (3x = 60 miles, 7200’ of climbing;  4x = 80 miles, 9600’ of climbing)

June 29:            Triple-By-Pass Ride (start at Grove of the Patriarchs à 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 back to Grove of the Patriarchs) (~114 miles;  7,000’ climbing)

July 20:           Gravel Ride (route to be determined)

July 25:           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 2-4:          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 12:           High Pass Challenge (this listing is for info only… there is no plan to do this as a group)

Aug 15:          “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 07:         Vancouver to Whistler Gran Fondo (for info contact Leon Matz at matzl@orting.wednet.edu

** 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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