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Grand Ridge Mountain Biking Skills Ride
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This ride is for intermediate level or stronger MTB enthusiasts. This ride will begin at the Sunset Trailhead and follow the Issaquah Preston Trail to connect to the Grand Ridge Trail system. Ride length will depend on trail conditions. As of 2-18, the entire north side of Grand Ridge is still snowed in, so we will likely stick to the south side. The ride will regroup frequently, usually at the top of climbs. Grand Ridge is a cross country oriented trail system featuring steep climbs.
I've listed this climb as "Vigorous" because Grand Ridge climbs are pretty tough, but we will definitely not be averaging 18-20 mph! 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!
If there are showers in the area but it is not currently raining, the ride is canceled. I may or may not be at the trailhead at the start, but if I make the decision by 9:30 AM, I will post a comment here, and you should not expect me to be there.