My favorite route in Snohomish County through very pretty hills farmland and back roads. We will start at my place which is on a 400 ft. hill east of Snohomish, drop down to the valley and loop South and East past Monroe to Sultan. We will try to get in to the Sultan bakery for lunch, but if the line is too long we'll stop at the mini mart at the turn from Highway 2 onto Old Owen Rd. We then work our way back to the start over hills and back roads including an optional jaunt out and back on the 3 mile road to the Lake Chaplain reservoir. Bring at least two water bottles, there is no water after the lunch stop (mile 30). Also remember to bring a couple of spare tubes, patch kit and tools so you will be self sufficient.
Post ride we will have a barbecue at my place. I'll have hot dogs chips and Costco potato salad, you are welcome to bring your own stuff if you want something more fancy.
Arrive by 9:00 for a 9:30 start.
Pace: 16 - 18 MPH on the flats, a lot less on the hills! Frequent regroups.
For Route and cue sheet see Ride with GPS.
Directions to start:
From I-5 Northbound in Everett, take Exit 194 East on Highway 2 to Snohomish/Wenatchee. Go 9 miles and take the 88th St Snohomish exit. Go left (east) onto 188th. At the stop sign at .8 miles go left onto 131st. At the next stop sign after 1 mile go right onto Three Lakes Road. After one more mile take the first left after 147th at the ORANGE BOW-TIE into the drive, the address on the mailbox is 14827. Our place is the red house, first on the left, drive through the gate and park to the right.
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