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Grand Ridge Mountain Biking Skills Ride
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Join me and other intermediate level or stronger MTB enthusiasts for a ride on Grand Ridge in Issaquah. This ride will begin at the Sunset Trailhead and follow the Issaquah Preston Trail to connect to the Grand Ridge Trail system. Riders will experience the challenging terrain of Grand Ridge on an out-and-back ride to Duthie Hill Park via the Water Tower Trail that was opened in 2017. The ride will regroup frequently, usually at the top of climbs. Grand Ridge is a cross country oriented trail system featuring steep climbs. Trails can remain wet for days after a rainfall.
I've listed this climb as "Vigourous" because Grand Ridge climbs are pretty tough, but we will definitely not be averaging 18-20mph! In order to enjoy the ride, riders should possess good fitness and at least intermediate level mountain bike skills.
As a cycling coach who enjoys helping people improve their riding skills, I'll offer tips to anyone interested. After we return to the Sunset Trailhead, riders can choose to head home or grab a quick bite to eat at one of Issaquah's many restaurants in town -- the Issaquah Brewery and Sunset Ale House are favorites among the mountain biking community!