6/22/16

R.A.M.B.O.D.



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

August 28th, 2016
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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.



The Route:

Bike-Part 1

Description. 110km ride (1/3 of which is gravel), along the water at sunrise, then up the Skagit Valley, and into the hills with 1,000m of climbing. Optional hot springs pit stop at the end.

Details. Map

Hike-Part 1

Description. Transition to bipedal transportation and begin a 14km hike up the Swift Creek drainage. The Swift Creek Trail is a rugged path that makes up a section of the Pacific Northwest Trail. The hike includes 800m of elevation gain as we climb up between Artist Ridge and the Shuksan Arm. It starts with a crossing of Rainbow Creek and is quickly followed up by a crossing of Swift Creek. Plan on getting wet.

Details. Swift Creek Trail 607- Forest Service, Washington Trails Association

Hike-Part 2

Description. Connect with the well maintained Lake Ann Trail for the remaining 4km of hiking and 250m of elevation. At the end we will reach the tarmac just down the hill from Artist Point and celebrate with micheladas.

Details. Lake Ann Trail 600- Forest Service, Washington Trails Association

Bike-Part 2

Description. Ok, more than half way home. A 100km to go. A quick descent at dusk (hopefully) will bring us to Glacier. From there we will follow East 542 and county roads back into town and finish back at the goat.

Details. Map

Registration:

This first year is a proof of concept. We are organizing a ride and will be planning, riding, and hiking together. This includes a planning dinner, a shakedown ride on Sumas Mountain, and then R.A.M.B.O.D. To get in on this send an email to Bellingham Grind Corps ASAP.

Important Dates:

  • Planning Dinner- Wednesday, 08-03-16
  • Sumas Shakedown- Saturday, 08-13-16
  • R.A.M.B.O.D.- Sunday, 08-28-16