Free Group Ride
Carnation Valley Gravel Trail
Come enjoy the fall colors along the Carnation Valley Gravel Trail. Dust off your Mountain Bike or Gravel Bike and ride the hard pack gravel old railroad line to Snoqualmie. The route is a 2% gradual climb before heading back with a 2% cruise back to the start. There are out-houses at the start and along the route. There is no water at the start or along the route. You are responsible for suppling your own water and food for the ride.
We'll meet at meet at Nick Loutsis Park in Carnation. Be there, ready to go at the time listed above. We will start with a required safety briefing, and roll out when that's done. All riders must attend the safety briefing to participate.
This is a self-paced ride, but we will limit our speed to the legal maximum on the trail at 15 mph.
Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Other things to bring: phone; ID; cash and/or credit card; ORCA card; water and a small snack. 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 or other unexpected events, the Ride Leader will cancel the ride and all registered riders will be sent a notification email. If the ride is cancelled at least two hours before the start, Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location. Please check before leaving for the ride.
What to Know Before You Go
- Advance registration required. Cancel if unable to attend, to open space for others.
- Must be present at safety briefing to participate.
- Helmets required.