Shushuskin Canyon and Riverbottom Loop ~ Ellensburg


  • Advance online registration is required.
  • Attendance at the pre-ride safety briefing is required in order to ride with the group.
  • Ride capacity may be limited.  Exact size is set by the ride leader, and displayed below.
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  • All participants must follow Wash. state guidance on masking and distancing for indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Some rides stop at indoor venues. All riders should have face coverings available in case a business or public transit requires their use.
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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 5:30pm
Start Location: 
Outside of the ReCycle Shop
415 N Main St
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Contact Information: 
Kathy Reynolds
15.20 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,047 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Bringing back the Shush!

Join us for a 15.20 mile ride at a Moderate (14-16mph) through West Ellensburg, Irene Rinehart Park to the Umptanum to climb Shushuskin Canyon. The climb will be self-paced, regrouping at the top where the pavement ends by Durr Road. The descent is self-paced arriving safely at the corner of Umptanum and Riverbottom to again, regroup. Our ride will continue on Riverbottom Loop and back into Ellensburg to the ReCycle Shop. 

Let's meet outside the ReCycle Shop and please be ready to ride at 5:30pm. We will start with a required safety briefing, and roll out when that's completed. If you miss the briefing you will not be able to ride with the group.

Please read the newcomer link, and keep in mind that a helmet is required on all Cascade rides.  Also, riders should be able to sustain the pace, carry nutrition/water, and have the know-how and equipment to fix a flat tire. 

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or other unexpected events - or if temperature reaches 90+, Ride Leader may elect to ride a double loop around Riverbottom and not ride the climb. 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.  

We hope you can join us!

Outside of the ReCycle Shop
415 N Main St
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Ride Leader(s)

Registrations so far...
Moderate: [14-16mph]

6 rider(s)