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September 11th - Stone Creek

THIS WEEK'S PLAN:

DATE:  September 11th, 2013
TIME:  6:00pm
TRAIL:  Stone Creek
Stone Creek is part of the famed Bangtail Trail. We will ride just a portion of it as an out-and-back. Similar to the past few weeks, it will be all uphill on the way in, and then all downhill on the way back out. The trail really isn't too steep, and is considerably easier to ride than Sypes Canyon. It does seem like an endless amount of switchbacks... but then again, that's why it isn't so steep!

September 4th - Sypes Canyon (2nd attempt)

THIS WEEK'S PLAN:

DATE:  September 4th, 2013
TIME:  6:00pm
TRAIL:  Sypes Canyon
We attempted to do Sypes Canyon in July, but it got rained out. So, we are trying it again this week. Sypes Canyon is a fairly steep trail. We'll take our time on the way in (which will be all uphill), but then we will be rewarded with some great views and a fun, quick ride back out. Check out the GPS from last year (ignore the road section).

August 28th - Chestnut

THIS WEEK'S PLAN:

DATE:  August 28th, 2013
TIME:  6:00pm
TRAIL:  Chestnut
Chestnut is a nice trail that is all uphill on the way in, and then all downhill on the way back out.  Most of it is rideable, but there may be a steep spot or two where you have to hike-a-bike. While the Chestnut trail is fairly long and steep, it is not technical and is a great ride for all levels of bikers.  It is about 5 miles from the trailhead to the top of Chestnut Mountain, although with it getting darker earlier, we will likely turn around sooner.

York 38 Special

The York 38 Special is my favorite ride of the year.  It's laid back, great scenery, awesome volunteer crew, delicious cookies, and ends at York Bar with a burger & beer!  I haven't missed a year yet, and hope that I never do.

This year I got to ride the 38 mile loop with a pack of mules and some mule-friends!  I wasn't quite sure what the competitive, snarling mules would think of such a relaxed ride?  Turns out that I'm not the only mule that likes cookies!  And a bonus, if you feed a mule enough cookies, it is easier to keep up with them!!

August 21st - Leverich

THIS WEEK'S PLAN:

DATE:  August 21st, 2013
TIME:  6:00pm
TRAIL:  Leverich Canyon
Leverich is probably the most popular bike trail in town. It is a grueling uphill that loops around to a downhill that is full of swooping-banked-corners. While the uphill is steep, it is also relatively short (the whole loop is only about 5 miles). Besides, if those DHers (Down Hill Bikers) in the group can haul their heavy bikes up the hill, you can make it! Check out the GPS from last year.  

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