2021 PUYALLUP CYCLOPATHS’ RIDE SCHEDULE



April 17: Carbon River Entrance to Mt. Rainier (Orting 🡪 South Prairie 🡪 Wilkeson 🡪 Carbonado 🡪 Carbon River Entrance 🡪 back) (~50 miles round trip)



May 15: Alder Lake Loop Ride with “The Climb” option (Orting 🡪 Eatonville 🡪 Alder Lake 🡪 and back (~55 miles round trip; with “The Climb” option added ~65 miles, 4,000’ climbing)



May 29: Narrows Bridge – Gig Harbor – Kitsap Ride (~50-60 miles; 4000’ to 5000’ of climbing)



June 12: Skate Creek Loop Ride (start area just east of Ashford 🡪 Nisqually Entrance to Mt Rainier 🡪 Paradise 🡪 Box Canyon 🡪 Backbone Ridge 🡪 Ohanapecosh 🡪 Packwood 🡪 Skate Creek Road 🡪 back to where we started) (~80 miles; 6,000’ climbing)



June 26: Sunrise Triple/Quad(??) (start at base of climb to Sunrise Visitor Center 🡪 climb to Sunrise 🡪 descend 🡪 climb to Sunrise 🡪 descend 🡪 climb to Sunrise 🡪 descend 🡪 optional: 4th climb to Sunrise 🡪 descend (3x = 60 miles, 7200’ of climbing; 4x = 80 miles, 9600’ of climbing)



July 10: Mt. St. Helens (west side) (Tour de Blast route) (~84 miles; 7,100’ climbing)



July 31: Gravel Ride: Dwaine & Adam leaders



Aug 19: “Rainiering” Ride (**Note: this is a Thursday – to minimize traffic issues**) (start at Grove of the Patriarchs 🡪 climb to Backbone Ridge and on up to Paradise 🡪 descend the west side to Longmire --> climb back up to Reflection Lake --> retrace our path to the vehicles (restock at vehicles) 🡪 climb south side of Cayuse Pass 🡪 from the top of Cayuse Pass, climb to Chinook Pass 🡪 descend back down Chinook Pass and down the north side of Cayuse Pass to Sunrise turnoff 🡪 climb to Sunrise Visitor Center 🡪 descend from Sunrise and climb north side of Cayuse Pass 🡪 from top of Cayuse Pass, climb to Chinook Pass once again 🡪 descend back down Chinook Pass and down the south side of Cayuse Pass back to vehicles (restock at vehicles) 🡪 do an extra climb on Backbone Ridge to make sure that we reach our “climbing goal”) (~135 miles; 14,411’ of climbing)



TBD??: High Pass Challenge (**Note: this is a Monday – to minimize traffic issues**) No date has been set for this ride as of yet…



** 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. **