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Secret Trail Alliance Ride and Chili Fest

11/10/2019, 12:30 pm

This Ride is CO-ED, and paired with the Crank Sisters ride (also posted) We'll have a minimum of two ride leaders and a strong intermediate/advanced group and faster paced advanced group going out on this ride. These trails are not well suited for beginner/intermediates, but strong intermediate to advanced riders will have a blast!

Post Ride Chili Cook Off! That's right we are throwing down the first ever STA chili challenge! If you make good Chili take the challenge and bring a pot of your awesome chili to share at the post ride chili cook off! Riders will vote on the Best chili and the winner will win a prize! (Not that I'd have a chance to win, but my chili will be disqualified from taking the prize) So bring your best pot of chili and win!

If you are not bringing chili and have something else to share that would be great. Please bring beverage of your choice.

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This ride is on PRIVATE trails, which means you have exclusive access to some pretty cool terrain and exceptional river views. Expect some hill climbing (but you get the descent too), as well as some roots and strong intermediate/advanced technical trails. The hills are fairly short but some are a bit of a grunt. You will ride alongside creeks, the River, through two old growth stumps and a brand new section of trail that traverses the slope along the river past massive old growth trees. 

THIS RIDE IS FOR STRONG INTERMEDIATE OR ADVANCED RIDERS. If you are confident on all trails at Paradise or Tapeworm, you're fine for these trails.

OPTIONAL POST-RIDE Chili Cook off: We will enjoy post-ride chili cook off as we relax by the fire.  We need both chili cook off contestants and judges. We will have our big pot of Chili and hope some of you will take on the cook off challenge too!

Patio fireplace

The location is not posted publicly, as this trail network is on private forests land. If you are interested, please email, and we will send you directions. 

Ride leader contact info: Russ Peterson 206-930-3995  Or Jessica Peterson 206.999.2316 or email .

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PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME: We cannot wait more than 10 minutes for late arrivers.

 Conditions for cancellation: heavy wind, lightning, deep snow. We ride in the rain and cold!.

If a ride must be canceled, the ride leader will attempt to notify anyone signed up by 3pm the day before.

Past Rider Comments:

  • "Thanks again for allowing me to ride on your private trail network today. I'm highly impressed with the great trail network you’ve built. In fact, this is my favorite new local trail system!!! I think it is definitely better than Paradise!"- Steve "
  • "Thank you Russ and Jessica for a wonderful day with great riding, food and new friends!" - Kathy
  • "Hi guys! Just wanted to say thank you for opening up your beautiful home and bike trails to us! It was a great time. Can't wait to come back and do it again!" - Heather 
  • WOW! These trails are as good as any in the NW! Steve H.

Contact: Russ Peterson for details: 206-930-3995 or 

Location East Monroe "STA" (Secret Trail Alliance) is a private trail network! By clicking the box "I want to attend this ride"  below you are agreeing not to disclose the trail location publicly. 
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