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Crank Sisters-Beginner-Mediate Ride at Japanese Gulch

10/08/2022,  8:30 am
Rides
Katherine Meyer
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This ride is for anyone who identifies as female. Please RSVP at least two hours before the ride.

Before you RSVP for this ride, please sign the waiver at https//.www.evergreenmtb.org/my/waiver: Right click and click open in new window. This waiver needs to be signed once a year. When you click the link, it will tell you whether you have signed this year. If not, it will give you a link to sign it.

Please cancel your RSVP before the ride time if you can’t make the ride. Text the rider leader at the below contact if you have to cancel within two hours of the ride.

Trails

Crank Sisters are heading north to explore Japanese Gulch! (located in Mukilteo, about half an hour north of Seattle). I haven't ridden there yet, but will hopefully get some helpful trail beta before Saturday. Otherwise, there's always Trailforks :)

We will likely be riding a few hours, about 8-12 miles, about 1000-1500 feet of elevation gain, beginner-mediate pace on blue & green trails. Not sure about anything else, but I'll be in touch with anyone who signs up for the ride. Feel free to text me if you have questions or concerns. Option to potentially grab a quick bite to eat together up there somewhere afterward...

About the Ride/ Grunt Rating

From the Evergreen website:

  • This is a fun little area with some nice flowy singeltrack. You can ride these trails in any number of loops so explore around & find your perfect loop.
  • There are trails on both sides of the Gulch. The west side has a long windy trail around the top of the plateau (called the Plateau Trail, coincidentally enough) that is fairly flat, with lot of nice roots, some logs, etc. There are also trails terraced into the west hillside, as well as several steeper hillclimbs.
  • The east side is mostly climbing trails with a bit of up/down like Boys to Men, the Vibe, and Fifedom. There are also some stunts and jumps scattered between several areas on both sides of the tracks.

Directions

I see a couple of parking areas indicated on the map. I'll keep in touch with registered riders about where to park, etc as the trail riding plan develops & as we get closer to the weekend. We'll meet at 8:30, then hit the trails. Please be on time; we can't wait longer than 10 minutes for late riders to arrive.

Ride leader contact info

Katherine Meyer (206) 849-7699; feel free to reach out with questions

Suggested Equipment

Pack, helmet, snack, water, tools, pump/CO2 & a tube that fits your bike, so you can repair a flat if you get one. Knee & elbow pads are optional.

Conditions for cancellation

(heavy wind, lightning, flooding etc.) If a ride must be canceled, the ride leader will attempt to contact anyone signed up by 3pm the day before the ride.

Crank Sisters have a no-drop policy with adjusting for rider pace and stops for regrouping.