Electric Grind

Next up is the Electric Grind on Sunday, March 26th. 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 Cornwall Park and ends with lunch at Blue Mountain Grill in Wickersham - but not before going up and over King, Squalicum, and Stewart mountains! There will be options to ride or be shuttled back into town after lunch. Join us for a fun and challenging day exploring one of our favorite routes. As with all of our group rides, space is limited - register now! We're meeting at Cornwall Park at 8:30am and rolling at 9:00am.


Burnout Brunch is a success!

Turned out there was a little snow. Lucky for us, because we didn't bring any ice for the champagne. (Click on the photo to link to an album of the day's adventures.)


Burnout Brunch

Burnout Brunch

We understand that many of you have been checking this page in great anticipation of our first event next week—Lummi Gr’it. We are bummed to tell you that plan didn’t work out. Neither did plans B through F, seriously. So in the spirit of relentless forward motion we continue on to Plan G. Join us next Sunday for a group ride out to Burnout for brunch. This is a sub-30 mile ride with a southern brunch in the middle. Ground is wet, so choose rubber accordingly. Still questioning if you should roll out with us? One word—Mimosas! Please pre-reg to help us with a headcount for food and before the 30 spots fill up.

PS: It's free, but only reg if you will ride rain or shine.
PPS: Email us if you want to volunteer to help pull this off.


Wildly Successful!

Look for a write-up in the coming weeks, but for now hopefully these notes will suffice. If not, click on the photo above to take you to a lot of pictures. Five riders rolled out at five in the morning this past Sunday. We hit Samish Bay at sunrise and headed east. After the Cascade Trail and Baker Lake Road we found ourselves at the Swift Creek trailhead. A long, wet hike brought us just below Artist Point at dusk. We lost a rider here due to extreme ITB pain. Four continued on with a fast and dark descent. A few hours later we faced another casualty, this time due to a faulty rear hub. Three riders rolled into Bellingham 21 hours after their departure. 135 miles of riding and 10.5 miles of hiking later R.A.M.B.O.D. is a success. Until proven otherwise (although I'm sure we're wrong) we're claiming the first human-powered circumnavigation of Mt. Baker in a day. Thanks to the riders and the support crew.



Ride Around Mount Baker in One Day
a pack-bike brevet

August 28th, 2016

The Ride:

Join us for a jaunt around Mount Baker that includes a 200km brevet broken in half with an 18km hike up the Swift Creek drainage. This is a self-support ride, so come prepared. That said, we will have a party station at the ski area stocked with mac-and-cheese and micheladas. Also, take note of the term pack-bike brevet. We will be traversing through a wilderness area and as such bikes will be on our backs for the hike.


Next Up...


I hear there is a nice ride down south that goes around Rainer, but I've never sought it out because it seems to skimp on the Hike-A-Bike scene. In order to correct that, B.G.C. will be hosting Ride Around Mount Baker in One Day this July. The picture above was taken during a November scouting trip that ended with the liberal use of a emergency thermal blanket. We expect better conditions this summer. Stay tuned.


Thank You!

Hey thanks for coming out and riding yesterday. Thanks for joining me, putting up with the route, and waiting for me to drag my sick ass up those hills. What a blast! Thank you for the support offered by my crew. I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you to Charlie of Cirrus Cycles for throwing in a Body Float System. Seriously check this thing out. Ok, I'll see y'all around.


Electric Grind Photos

There are pictures from the ride that can be found by clicking on the photo above. Please email more and we'll get them posted. Follow this link to check out the Strava FlyBy of the day.


Electric Grind, less than 48 hours out.

Ok, we have 20 riders heading out on Sunday. Come join us! Don't think you're ready? See us off or challenge yourself to the beginning. We'll be slowly stacking the vertical feet as we initially move through urban single track around King, transitioning to trail network with a climb up Squalicum, and then finally the gravel climb up Stewart (over 2,000 feet in under 3 miles). This ride has something for everyone. Well not really, but fuck it and come ride.


One Week Out!

Ok, we are one week out from the Electric Grind. This weekend included some scouting, trail work, and a pre-ride to assess the snow on Stewart. I hope folks are excited. Please register (i.e. send us an email) so we know how much beer to get and to let the lunch stop know how many are coming. Thanks!


Electric Grind

The Electric Grind is the first event rustled together by Bellingham Grind Corps. The ride will be going up and over King, Squalicum, and Stewart Mountains as it follows the BPA Transmission Lines with a south Lake Whatcom return. Register so we can plan the day.