Crank Sisters Tiger Series #3--Preston, Silent Swamp, Joyride

05/04/2019, 10:00 am -  3:00 pm

Evergreen Crank Sisters Women's Group Beginner-Mediate Ride at Tiger Mountain (Preston Railroad Trail, Silent Swamp, Joyride)

This is the third in a series of progressive Tiger Mountain rides--we will climb Masterlink and Quicklink, then take the road to Preston.  At the end of Preston we will ride out Silent Swamp to Joyride, then take NW Timber back to the cars.

This is not a beginner ride.  It has moderately technical, intermediate terrain and a long climb.  This ride is open to beginner-mediates, intermediates, and more advanced riders who want to spend a fun day on the mountain with a rad group of ladies. We can session the more challenging features, and we encourage riders to walk anything that is beyond their skill level. You do need to be fit enough to climb about 1400 feet, with breaks.

You can ride these trails on a XC bike or a hardtail, but if you have a bike with 5-6" of travel, bring it.

Future rides will be progressively longer and more technical, so this will be a fun way to check out Tiger Mountain or progress to more difficult trails.

This is a ladies-only ride.

Meet at the East Tiger Summit upper lot  at 10 AM. To get to the upper lot: pull into the DOT East Tiger Summit lot off highway 18. Drive straight ahead and turn left onto the gravel road that climbs up to the upper lot, on the right. Park and look for us near the bathrooms.

NOTE: You must have a Discover Pass to park here. You can get an annual or daily pass online here: Discover Pass

If you don't have a Discover Pass, you can park in the lower, DOT lot and ride up the gravel road to meet us. If you do, make sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early so you have time to get up there.

Start time is 10:15. Please be on time—we cannot wait more than 10 minutes for late arrivers. If you sign up and decide not to come, PLEASE text me!
Ride leader contact info:  Rachel Robinson, 425-736-2382
Trails:  Masterlink, Quick Link, Preston, Silent Swamp, Joyride, NW Timber
Conditions for cancellation:  heavy wind, lightning, deep snow.  We ride in the rain and cold!
If a ride must be cancelled, the ride leader will attempt to notify anyone signed up by 3 pm the day before.
Grunt rating:  Plan to climb for 50-60 minutes with breaks. You do NOT need to be a fast climber to join this ride. We can take breaks as needed. The whole ride may take 2.5-3.5 hours.
Crank Sisters have a no-drop policy.  We will regroup often and adjust the pace based on riders' preference.
Sessioning is encouraged.  

Please make sure your bike is in good working order.   If you are not sure, take it to your bike mechanic before the ride.

Bring food, plenty of water, and a tube that fits your bike, so you can repair a flat tire.  


Location tiger Mountain, Issaquah
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