Gravel Ride: Lyre River Edition
When: Saturday, October 14
Meetup Time: 10:00
Begin/End: Spruce Railroad Trail parking lot
Distance: About 12ish miles round-trip
Rider Level: Intermediate; good for beginner gravel riders
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NOTE: The real-world elevation isn’t nearly as intense as MMR makes it look.
Grab your mountain bike or fat-tire bike and get onto (mostly) gravel for this outnback route spanning the entire length of the Lyre River, from Lake Crescent to the strait, via a quiet logging road and the gorgeous Lyre Conservation Area. Check it out: https:// northolympiclandtrust.org/ our-work/projects/ lyre-river-conservation-are a/
Be prepared! Bring a spare tube and/or patch kit, basic tools, lunch/snacks/beverages, weather gear. Rain or shine.
– We’ll begin on the gravel logging road along the Lyre River to Hwy 112. (~4.5 miles)
– Very short (~0.1 mile) jaunt west on Hwy 112.
– Right on Reynold Road (paved) to the Lyre River Land Trust property at end of road.
– Wide gravel road (no vehicles) to the Lyre River mouth on the Strait of Juan de Fuca! Break for lunch.
Ride Host: Iris Sutcliffe, Bicycle Advisory Committee
Summer 2017 Ride Recap
We had so much fun at Bike Wednesday this summer. Seven opportunities to ride the waterfront and make new friends over drinks and pizza. A couple dozen cyclists turned out for most rides, even on the Day of Smoke. Those hardy souls got bonus credit on their punchcard for enduring that ride!
Everyone who showed up on August 30 was rewarded with a Golden Pedal, each specially named for the recipient. We rode the waterfront together one last time and then convened at Barhop, as is our custom.
The Bicycle Advisory Committee will host more rides during the cooler, wetter, shorter days of fall and winter, including some gravel and singletrack outings, plus other sections of the Discovery Trail. Watch this space and follow us on Facebook for the latest rides, events, and local bike news.