The BIKES Club of Snohomish County invites MBBC members as well as those in the other North Puget Sound Bike Alliance clubs to join them on July 8th for the second "Hidden Gem" ride in the 2017 four-clubs series.
Hidden Gems Ride #2 - Hosted by BIKES Club of Snohomish County
Join us in Snohomish on Saturday, July 8th, 10:00 a.m. for the Snohomish County Hidden Gems Ride.
We will have three options:
- a social paced 25 mile (10-12 mph average),
- steady paced 36 mile (12-14 mph) and
- moderate 45 mile course (14-16+ mph).
Each route takes in some rural roads and scenic views in the Snohomish River Valley and beyond.
Meet near the Centennial Trail on the corner of Maple Street and 6th Street in Snohomish. This is a non-supported ride, so be sure to bring the water and nutrition you will need during the ride. There will be at least one regroup/rest stop for each ride. Lots of street parking up and down Maple and behind and near the Snohomish Library.
We will meet up after the ride at the Snohomish Bakery https://www.snobake.com
in old downtown Snohomish for an optional after-ride "recovery pastry." There are also a lot of breweries around town, another option to consider.
We look forward to meeting up and riding with our friends from the North Puget Sound Bike Alliance!
Here are ride descriptions for the three route options:
Social Paced (10-12 mph) - 25 miles - A & B Terrain - Centennial Trail and Schwarzmiller Road Route. This road is half trail and half rural road, with just a small portion on Highway 92, which can be busy, but has a wide shoulder. Rolling hills and beautiful farm and valley vistas and winding roads over rivers and through woodlands. Just one short sharp climb, mostly gentle rollers. About 600 feet of elevation gain. Ride Leader Cindy Proctor, 425-293-3152
(12-14 mph) 36 miles - A, B & C Terrain - High Bridge-Crescent Lake Route
. Same start location Maple and 6th Street, will route through the Snohomish River Valley along Old Snohomish Monroe Road, Highbridge Road and out towards Lake Crescent and back along scenic Lowell-Larimer road past dairy and blueberry farms and along the Snohomish river back to town. 1000+ feet of elevation gain. See BIKES Club website
for GPS link at the beginning of July. Ride Leader Debby Grant, 206-353-0249
Moderate Paced (14-16 mph) High Rock Road Route. Same description as above, only this one going further out for 45+ miles and more elevation gain - out along Highbridge Road, and then a lumpy stretch on High Rock Road, one of the true "gems" of Snohomish County cycling. 2000+ feet of elevation gain.
See BIKES Club website
for GPS link at the beginning of July. Ride Leader Bob Nyberg, 206-795-1363