| Ride Leader
|| Tom Tanner
| Contact Info
|| 41 miles / 4500 feet
|| moderate and brisk
|| road surface
| Route link
| Departure Time
| Check in Time
Highlights: August 9th, Tuesday ride up Sunrise on Mt Rainier and consider riding Chinook Pass and/or Crystal Mountain Ski Resort areas as well. Riding on weekday to minimize road traffic.
Distance/Elevation: Round trip ride to Sunrise is approximately 41 miles and 4500 feet. Chinook is 12/14 miles round trip and another 1500 feet. Crystal Mountain ski resort is 12 miles round trip and 1700 feet. For sure we will do Sunrise, and if you are up to the challenge, you can add on Chinook and/or Crystal Mountain ski area. Your choice.
Meeting Location/Meet up Time: Meet in Crystal Mountain lower “dirt” parking lot just off highway 410 and the Crystal Mountain cutoff road. Plan to meet NLT 9:30 am.
Car Pooling: Try hard to carpool.
Pace/” Stay together ride”: This is a “stay together” ride – not that we will climb/descend together but that we will hang together for mutual support and camaraderie. Climb/descend at your own pace. Regroup at top of Sunrise for lunch/snack. After Sunrise riders can elect to continue onto Chinook Pass or Crystal Mountain or call it a day.
Cue Sheet: Route for Sunrise, Chinook, and Crystal: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/40462190.
Equipment: Bring money/pass for park entrance and lunch/snack, couple water bottles, energy food, spare tubes, pump, and other biking gear to make yourself self-sufficient.
Weather/cancellation: Forecasted to be sunny in the low seventies and dry…bring a rain jacket just in case. If weather is judged to be unsuitable for riding, I will cancel the ride the night before by email.
Cell Service on Mountain: Probably none.
Due to the continued presence of COVID-19, for now, COGS’ rides will be limited to a total of
15 20 registered participants including the ride leader, all of whom must be club members. At the discretion of the ride leader, the 20-person limit may be increased if additional ride leaders can be recruited or route conditions allow for the spread out of a larger group. COGS’ preference is that all participants be vaccinated against COVID. The leader of a particular ride or carpool may at his/her discretion make COVID vaccination a requirement. Regardless of vaccine status, all participants should be healthy and symptom free of COVID or any flu like symptoms. For more information, please see: Riding with COGS During COVID-19