4/12/18

2018 Summer Series: Registration


Note: We are limiting the registration to 40 riders for the Grinds and 100 riders for the Fondo. We are also going to be holding half the spots for women riders until we are three weeks out from the event. So reg soon!

 

Summer Series Pass

Registration – $75
Register for all three rides, save $15, get some schwag, and help us pull this off!

 

Whatcom Grind—May 6th

Registration – $25
First in the series is the Whatcom Grind on Sunday, May 6th. This ride will be a grind format with the best descents in Whatcom County. Ride begins with coffee at Bloedel Donovan Park at 8:00am 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!

Route Description-
The Whatcom Grind will be circumnavigating Lake Whatcom. The high points of the day include climbing Stewart Mountain and a jaunt over Anderson Mountain. The ride is 55 miles and includes 6,600 feet of climbing. We will be riding 30 miles on gravel and 25 miles on pavement.

 

Chuckanut Grind—June 3rd

Registration – $25
Next up is the Chuckanut Grind on Sunday, June 3rd. This will be a grind format featuring some awesome gravel, pavement, and singletrack sections. Ride begins with coffee at Fairhaven Park at 8:00am and ends in the afternoon at Stones Throw Brewing.

Route Description-
Chuckanut Grind is continuing the tradition of Cascade Cross's Spring Smash. We'll be exploring the southern Chuckanuts. The high points of the day include the Samish Overlook on Blanchard Mountain and Alger Alp. The ride will be around 50 miles and include 4,000 feet of climbing. We will traveling over a variety of surfaces, so don't be grumpy when there is mud and slippery roots.

 

Cascade Fondo—July 8th

Registration – $40
Finally the Cascade Fondo rolls out on Sunday, July 8th. We are excited to return to this route with a bigger and better group of riders. This ride will be a fondo format on open bike paths, forest roads, and paved back roads. Ride begins with coffee at Birdsview Brewing Company on Highway 20 at 8:00am and ends back at the brewery for dinner and a beer.

Route Description-
The Birdsview Brewing Company is found on Highway 20 seven miles west of Concrete, WA. The ride will be leaving the brewery along the Cascade Trail and continuing into the foothills south of Concrete. The ride is 68 miles and includes 4,800 feet of climbing. We will be riding 40 miles on gravel and 28 miles on pavement.

Camping!
We are staying on the banks of the Skagit River at Rasar State Park the Saturday night before the ride. The brewery and start of the ride are just around the corner. Drive down the night before and join us for a campfire.

4/11/18

Registration is Open!!!

Summer Series Pass--All Three--$75

Whatcom Grind--May 6th--$25

Chuckanut Grind--June 3rd--$25

Cascade Fondo--July 8th--$40


Note: We are limiting the registration to 40 riders for the Grinds and 100 riders for the Fondo. We are also going to be holding half the spots for women riders until we are three weeks out from the event. So reg soon!

8/31/17

RAMBOD is a Success!


11 riders rolled out and 7 completed the full course. The conditions were HOT and filled with epic views for our long day! The course consisted of a bike ride with 125 miles and 5,100 feet of elevation gain and a 10.5 mile hike with over 4,000 feet of elevation gain. Click the picture above to go to a shared album that will be filling up with folks' photos.

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.