Iron Horse Trail Over Snoqualmie Pass

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 9:00am
Start Location: 
Iron Horse State Park (Parking Lot)
17905 Cedar Falls Rd SE
North Bend, WA 98045
Contact Information: 
Marizel S Miller
818-590-8167
Distance: 
42.00 miles
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

The Snoqualmie Tunnel is open, so LIGHTS and a jacket are required through the tunnel (a combination of arm warmers/long-sleeve shirt and a vest works as well). Let's enjoy a fun off-road ride with beautiful views. We will meet in the Iron Horse State Park parking area near the bathrooms, ride the soft surface Iron Horse Trail up a 2% grade for 19 miles, through the 2.3-mile long Snoqualmie Tunnel, have lunch at the Hyak trailhead, then return to the parking lot. Leave your carbon road bikes at home...you'll want a touring, mountain, cross or hybrid bike with wide, low pressure tires. The tunnel is dark, wet, and cold; so lights and jackets are necessities, and fenders are a good idea. Bring food and minimum of TWO LARGE WATER BOTTLES, or a 2-3 liter hydration pack. The only water source on the ride is at the Hyak Trailhead.

NOTES: This is an off-road ride; effort level will be similar to pace and distance on the road (this ride will be a high-steady/low-moderate effort level since most of the route is not a flat route). Riders should bring a spare tube, tools and the know-how to fix a flat. Please arrive at the start by 8:45 am for the safety briefing so we can roll promptly at 9:00 am. The ride leader will not be at the ride start should inclement weather meets the definition for cancellation (showers, steady rain or poor/unhealthy air quality conditions).  Please check with the post from Meetup or contact me by phone at 818-590-8167, preferably before you leave for the ride.

DIRECTIONS TO START: Take I-90 to Exit 32; go south on 436th Avenue SE, turning into Cedar Falls Road SE; follow this main road 3.1 miles. For free parking follow the signs to the Rattlesnake Lake parking (you'll have to bike to the Iron Horse Trail parking lot if choosing to park at this area, and here is the link on how to get to the state park via biking: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2834657. To be closer, go to the Iron Horse State Trail parking, which requires a Discover Pass.

Comments

Looking Forward to Joining You! Heard about this ride about a year ago. Sounds Interesting! I can keep up a Moderate Pace/Speed on Flat-Rolling Hills for about 20-30 Miles. I have been on Several 32-40 Mile Rides with other ride leaders over the last few months, so I think that I am up to giving this a try! Jim Nelson- not the Ride Leader Jim Nelson.

 

Good morning everyone: Looking forward to riding with you today. Please make sure to have enough layer to wear for the start of the ride. Temps will be in the mid 50s to start off...high will be in the mid 60s with mostly sunny skies.

Also please make sure to have tires that have treads or knobs (700×28cc to 40cc or mtn bike tires) with low pressure.

See you all at 8:45am for the safety briefing so that we start rolling at 9am!!!

Iron Horse State Park (Parking Lot)
17905 Cedar Falls Rd SE
North Bend, WA 98045
Ride Leader(s)