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Wimpy Off-Road Bike Ride Rattlesnake Lake

When:
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Where:
Parking lot behind Two Rivers School on NE 4th & Ballarat Avenue
300 Ballarat Ave N
North Bend, WA   98045
Contact:
Nancy Reid
Category:
Bike
Registration is required
Members pay for their own charges

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:00am

Wimpy Off-Road bike ride

Snoqualmie Valley Trail, North Bend to Rattlesnake Lake

Description: This is an easy ride on a former railroad, now called the Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

Starting in North Bend, our ride begins a barely perceptible grade past rows of blackberry bushes. Passing beneath Interstate 90 and then a short bridge over the rushing South Fork Snoqualmie River, the path begins its winding, 450-foot climb to Rattlesnake Lake. The ride is almost all in trees. We’ll stop at Rattlesnake Lake to rest and enjoy the view.

Mountain bikes and cross-bikes are okay, but skinny-tired road bikes are not recommended.

Cancel if raining, sprinkles we go.

Refreshments afterwards at a local watering hole.

 

Round trip distance: 14 miles RT

 

Difficulty:  Green, flat ride on fairly smooth hard pack dirt/gravel

 

Speed on flats: Leisurely, enjoy-the-view pace…maybe 8-10 mph?

 

Meeting Time:  10:00am, Saturday July 21st, 2018

 

Start point: Parking lot behind school located at NE 4th & Ballarat Ave, North Bend.

 

 

Directions:

1. Take I-90 to Exit 31 at North Bend.

2. Left turn. Go 7/10 mile into town.

3. Right at NORTH BEND WAY (the main avenue).

4. Drive 1/10 mile.

5. Left at Ballarat Rd.

6. Drive about four blocks.

7. On your right, look for a small school. Park in the school

parking lot next to the railroad.

Ride leader: Nancy Reid, 425-442-2395, reidnh1@frontier.com