Ride Up North, Skagit Flats-Rez Rd-La Conner


  • Advance registration required for all participants. If you decide not to ride, please click Cancel My Registration below to open space for others. (How to cancel
  • Attendance at the pre-ride safety briefing is required to participate in the ride.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID, follow the quarantine and isolation guidelines. In general, if you have COVID or are displaying COVID symptoms, or if you are sick with the flu or a cold, you should not participate in group rides.
  • Carry a face covering in case a business or public transit requires their use.
  • Please, no spitting or “snot-rockets” while participating.
  • A CPSC certified helmet is required to be worn to participate.

If you are new, please read our newcomer information.

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Rexville Grange
19299 Rexville Grange Rd
Mt Vernon, WA 98273
Contact Information: 
Lawrence F. Baum
28 miles
Elevation Gain: 
832 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
E-bike friendly
New Riders
Fitness / Health
Registration for this ride closed on Saturday, June 10, at 8:00 am

Let's be ready to ride at the Old Rexville Grange, aka Rexville-Blackrock Amphitheater, at 9:45 for the orientation discussion and SMART talk, after which we will depart at 10:00. If you miss the briefing you will not be able to ride with the group.

General route:  Rexville Grange to La Conner, over the Swinomish Channel to Snee Oosh and Reservation roads, over Highway 20 to March Pt Rd to Highway 20 bridge over Swinomish Channel and back to Rexville Grange via the Skagit Flats/farming fields.

This ride is 28 miles mostly flat to gently rolling, with two hills of about 400 feet each thrown in.

Why you could/should do these rides

  • You are a beginning rider who is new to Cascade Bicycle Club Free Group Rides but you have been doing some training and can handle a couple of hills.
  • You are seeking a scenic, stay-together, low-traffic ride out in the country.
  • You may (like your ride leader) have built some base miles and are ready to go a bit longer and climb a bit more.
  • Maybe you are planning on doing the Fall MS ride.  We ride a portion of that route.

We will pass several potential water/food/potty locations and will stop if requested.

This is a "occasional regroup"  ride, i.e. no one will be left behind.   However, better conditioned riders may shoot ahead on hills. Nevertheless, these riders will be expected to re-group at the top of a climb after their "break away".

You must pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above.  Please un-register if you decide not to attend in order to free a space for another rider.

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.

Cancellation: Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or other unexpected events, 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.

Feel free to call me with any questions.

We hope you can join us!


GETTING TO THE START from the north or south:
1) I-5 EXIT 221 (Conway)
2) Thru Conway, over the mainline RR tracks, and continue across Fir Island to an up-hill bridge across the Skagit R.
3) +_ 1/2 mile after bridge, you'll see the Rexville Cafe/pub ahead on your right.
4) RIGHT at the store/cafe/pub and in a few blocks you'll see the old Rexville Grange bldg on your left.

If you have questions, please contact: Lawrence F. Baum at

Rexville Grange
19299 Rexville Grange Rd
Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Registrations so far...
Steady: [12-14mph]

9 rider(s)