TREATS - Lake Wilderness - Green River Gorge
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
As you enter the Lodge parking lot, use spaces on the right side. We will start with a descent to the Cedar River, then roll on rollers through the forest to Lake Francis Park for the first rest stop (mile 8). Then we descend under Hwy 18 and climb a straight one mile hill up 244th but we will regroup at the top. The Rock Creek Natural Area has some beautiful descending curves. We cross Hwy 169 to ride a short section (0.4 mi) of hard pack gravel on the Lake Wilderness Trail to avoid the busy Hwy. Bring money for lunch at S'wiched (mile 20) [menu link below] or, if you prefer, there is a Starbucks and Safeway nextdoor. After lunch we head east to Ravensdale then south to Cumberland and descend to the inspiring Green River Gorge. A gradual 4 mile climb brings us up to Black Diamond. The final rest stop is at Lake Sawyer Regional Park trail head (mile 39). The final segment has residential rollers and a short 12% descent to bring us back to the Lodge
Start: Arrive by 9:45 am for the Route update and SMART talk.
Cue Sheet and Map: Ride With GPS Route link is below. If you would like a map and cue sheet, please print one.
Restrooms: At the start in the Lake Wilderness Lodge, Lake Francis Park (mile 8), S'wiched lunch stop (mile 20), Lake Sawyer Regional Park (mile 39).
Pre-registration: Please register in advance by clicking the red [Register Now] button under the title of the ride, then check the box for "Waiver Signature" and fill in the contact info. This saves time at the start and allows the ride leader to email you in case of changes. (You need a Cascade Bicycle Club account, and starting one makes you a Basic-level member at no charge.) You don't have to un-register if you can't make the ride. Or you can register manually at the start.
Cancellation Policy: If weather conditions meet the "Showers cancel" criteria, a Ride Canceled note will be posted in the Comments below, at least 2 hours prior and Ride Leader will not be at the start. If the weather looks questionable, please check here before leaving for the ride.
Contact: The Comments section below can be used, but texts to my cell phone 509-203-5772 will likely get a quicker response.