Issaquah-Snoqualmie Trails Ride

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
East Sunset Way Trailhead
661-831 E Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
Contact Information: 
Christina Anderson
tandersoncascade@gmail.com
‭(425) 526-9069
Distance: 
21.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,121 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Join us for a ride from Issaquah East Sunset Way Trailhead parking lot on a 21 mile route at steady pace (12-14 mph) on the flats. The parking lot is a gravel dirt lot used by hikers and bikers.

This is a social out and back ride using the scenic Issaquah-Preston Trail and Preston-Snoqualmie Trail. Have you wanted to try riding on gravel, but afraid to? This ride is for you as it includes some nice packed gravel-dirt trail on which to practice. The Issaquah-Preston Trail is a rail-trail which follows a gentle uphill grade from Issaquah to the outskirts of Preston through a wide path paralleling I-90 with glimpses of farmland. Once we reach High Point, we will have a very short section on the road with a wide shoulder. From Preston, we take the meandering Preston-Snoqualmie Trail. At the Preston-Fall City Rd SE crossing, we will walk our bikes up switchbacks that replaces a trestle from an old railway. 

Let's meet at the Issaquah East Sunset Way Trailhead parking lot at 9:40 am for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 10:00 am.

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to regroup occasionally. We'll also limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 MPH).

Restrooms are NOT available at the start. We will stop for a port-a-potty in Preston at mile 5. Water is NOT available. Bring enough water on your bike. 

You are encouraged to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride.

Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.

IMPORTANT:  The first section (~4 miles) of the Issaquah-Preston Trail is packed gravel and dirt. The trail was re-graded last year and is in good shape. Use puncture resistant tires for packed gravel and dirt. I will be using 700 X 33mm knobby tires. 

We hope you can join us!

Comments

Submitted by Jim Nelson on

The route link doesn't work for me. I'm not planning to ride with you tomorrow but want to look at the route because I've never ridden those trails.

Here is the link.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29781754

You can also read and see pictures of the 2 trails here:

https://www.traillink.com/trail/issaquah-preston-trail/

https://www.traillink.com/trail/preston-snoqualmie-trail/

East Sunset Way Trailhead
661-831 E Sunset Way
Issaquah, WA 98027
Ride Leader(s)


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