7/31/17

Mountain Fondo is a Success!


19 riders rolled out and 19 completed the full course. The conditions were dusty and beautiful for our long day! The course consisted of 95 miles and 4,300 feet of elevation gain. Here are results. Also, click the picture above to go to a shared album that will be filling up with folks' photos.

7/13/17

Mountain Fondo


Next up is the Mountain Fondo. We'll be meeting for coffee at Haller Park at 8:00 AM and rolling out at 8:30 AM. The ride starts in the heart of the Stillaguamish Valley, at the confluence of the north and south forks of the Stillaguamish River in Arlington. The route follows the north fork to its tributaries before taking a dramatic cut through the North Cascades on the Mountain Loop Highway (a National Forest Service Scenic Byway), to the tributaries of the south fork, and then follows the south fork back to the confluence. We'll have a beer and meal waiting for you at an after-party at The Mirkwood Public House.

7/3/17

Cascade Fondo is a Success!


25 riders rolled out and 25 completed the full course. The conditions were perfect for our long day! The course consisted of 69 miles and 4,800 feet of elevation gain. Here are results. Also, click the picture above to go to a shared album that will be filling up with folks' photos.

6/13/17

The Tires of Grind Corps

Confused on what tires to bring to the rides? Check out Fabio's new book "The Tires of Grind Corps" for all the info your heart desires. Click on the photo above to see the variety of tires showing up on our rides.

5/29/17

Cascade Fondo


Next up is the Cascade Fondo on Sunday, July 2nd. We are excited to explore this route now that the snow has finally melted. This ride will be a fondo format, which means a self-paced, supported ride with mapped and marked routes, cue sheets, nutrition/mechanical support, and a sag wagon. We are sending  this update out a little earlier so you can plan to join us the night before for a campout (see below). 

5/23/17

Whatcom Fondo is a Success!


25 riders rolled out and 20 completed the full course. The weather was incredible for our long day! The course consisted of 55 miles and 6,600 feet of elevation gain, although 5,000 of those feet occurred in 8 miles of ride. Here are results for the 20 riders that completed the full course. Also, click the picture above to go to a shared album that will be filling up with folks' photos.

5/8/17

Whatcom Fondo



Next up is the Whatcom Fondo on Sunday, May 21st. This ride will be a fondo format, which means self-paced, supported ride with mapped and marked routes, cue sheets, mechanical support, and a sag wagon. Ride begins with coffee at Bloedel Donovan Park at 7:30am and ends back at the park. Lunch from Cafe Velo will be provided mid-ride. As with all of our rides, space is limited - register now!

*ANNOUNCEMENT*

First of all, we'd like to say *THANK YOU* to everyone who has participated in our events so far this season. We've had a great time hosting our group rides, and hopefully you've had a fun time riding along with us. We'd also like to apologize for any frustrations folks have experienced, whether with group dynamics, route uncertainty, or unpredictable conditions, as well as for not getting updates out as soon or as often as we'd like.

4/10/17

Chuckanut Grind is a Success!


We rolled out with 30 riders and proceeded to go up Blanchard and Alger Alp. It was a long day, but we were rewarded with beer and pizza at Stone's Throw Brewery. Click the picture above to go to a shared album that will be filling up with folks photos. Thanks to everyone for coming out and thanks to the support crew that made yesterday possible.

3/31/17

Chuckanut Grind



Next up is the Chuckanut Grind on Sunday, April 9th. This will be a grinduro-style event (a scattered group ride with checkpoints) featuring some awesome gravel, pavement, and singletrack sections. Ride begins with coffee at Fairhaven Park at 8:30am and ends in the afternoon at Stones Throw Brewing. As with all of our group rides, space is limited - register now!