Guest blogger: Mary Remoaldo
Ever out on a ride and see mountain bikers with ear-to-ear grins? Yup…off-road biking is tons of fun, and here’s your chance to get a taste of it. Dust off that hybrid or mountain bike and join Marizel Miller this weekend on the Iron Horse Trail Ride over Snoqualmie Pass. Sunday, Aug. 26 is the day for this 42 miler with an 8 a.m. start at the Iron Horse Trailhead in North Bend.
This moderate-paced ride is a great intro ride for experienced road cyclists. Leave that carbon bike at home and bring your touring, mountain, cross or hybrid bike. Yup…the one with the fat tires. The Iron Horse trail is mostly smooth dirt, with some portions of the trail in gravel.
And, did I tell you about the 2+ mile Snoqualmie Tunnel? Pitch black. Wet. Cold. A good light and jacket are must-haves. Marizel will let you ride near the front if you have fenders…hint, hint! Check her ride posting on the Daily Rides Calendar for her must-read details on the ride and parking options.