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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org