Dutchman/Bachelor/La­va Lake/Edison/Wanoga Shuttle - Intermediate+ MTB Ride!

Here's a fantastic shuttle ride that's 100% singletrack and 200% fun!  We did a shorter version of this ride a few weeks ago.  Despite rain, sleet, wind & cold, we all finished with a silly grin on our faces!  Better weather requires more miles........

From Wanoga Sno-Park, we'll depart at 9am and shuttle up to Dutchman Sno-Park.  From Dutchman, the Mt. Bachelor connector takes us to the Metolius-Windigo Trail for a fantastic singletrack run down to Lava Lake.  At Lava Lake, we pick up the Edison-Lava Trail over to Edison Sno-Park.  Using the recently completed Dinah-Moe-Hum & Tiddlywinks Trails, we'll return to Wanoga SP, where it's a short drive back to Dutchman to retrieve the cars before our return to town.


We'll make a meal stop along the way, so bring lunch.

 

This ride is primarily T3.  However, the first 4.8 miles of the Edison-Lava Trail climb to Kwolh Butte divide, with several short, steep, technical sections that we can hike-a-bike.

 

The pace will be moderate, best for taking in the scenery.  However, participants should be sure they're up for a distance of 33.5 miles.  Perfect for the stronger intermediate rider....also great for the advanced rider who's more interested in experiencing great scenery than moving up the Strava rankings.  This is a group ride and we will stop as needed to keep everyone together.

Feel free to contact me thru meetup with any questions concerning this ride!

 

Ride Rating; Intermediate; Endurance Rating E4, Technical Rating T3.5
(to see rating descriptions, click "More" tab above and select "Files")
33.5 Miles and about 2800’ of climbing. About 5 hours

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• Approved Cycling Helmets Required.
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• All participants should be “self-sufficient” with their own food, hydration, tools, spare tubes and first aid supplies necessary for the activity.
• No dogs permitted on group rides unless inclusion is specified in the activity description.
• Cycling activities may be significantly impacted by changing conditions (rain, snow, mud, road construction, etc.). Participants should monitor activities for cancellations or changes in location/route.

**Liability Waiver**
By signing up for this meetup, I agree to the following: Mountain Biking can be dangerous and cause serious bodily injury or even possibly death. The organizers of this group and its’ members will not be held responsible for the actions of any participant at any event. Each rider attends an event at their own risk and is solely responsible for any damage to their equipment or themselves.

 

 

 

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  • Steven S.

    Yes that was quite an introductory ride for me but still fun and enjoyed the trail and the company. Thanks

    3 · August 26, 2013

  • Jay M

    Hey, anyone can enjoy a ride in ideal conditions! You all were real troopers. Put an extra cover on the bed tonight, you don't want to get sick!

    August 25, 2013

  • Tim F.

    I must say I have never been on a ride like today. What a fun group to spend the day with!

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • John

    What a memorable day! Thanks all!

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Siobhan

    Yet another superb BACE adventure despite the fact Mother Nature served up a devious batch of witchy weather. Thank goodness Gary 'Firestarter' Meyer brought his magical fire starting material!!!!

    2 · August 25, 2013

  • Cindy B.

    four stars ... its not easy to find sleet like that to ride through....

    August 25, 2013

  • Cindy B.

    Mountain biking is not for sissies.
    Thanks Jay

    2 · August 25, 2013

  • Pat

    Yet another memorable Jay ride. Great group with a few first timers that were real troopers! Welcome Steven and Paul; the rides aren't all like todays...

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Jay M

    Hi All, forecast for afternoon showers/t-storms Sunday becoming more eminent:-( Lets still meet at Wanoga for 9am departure and assess the situation. The option to start a ride there including Tiddlywinks/Funner/Dinah-Moe-Hum might allow us to get in a good ride before the rains come. See you there!

    August 24, 2013

  • Tim F.

    Jay, I know I can do the distance. I just don't want to hold up the group. Please let me know if you think I will be too slow for this group.

    August 24, 2013

    • Jay M

      No worries about your ability, Tim. We have a great group signed up for this "fun paced" ride!

      August 24, 2013

    • Tim F.

      Thanks and I look forward the ride.

      August 24, 2013

  • david b.

    Bring wet/cold weather clothing!

    1 · August 24, 2013

    • Jay M

      Let's hope we get done before the afternoon showers move in. If the threat is eminent, I might move the meeting spot from Wanoga up to Edison to shorten the ride.......

      August 24, 2013

  • michelle t.

    Will you guys wait for me on the trail?? I may have lost my bike legs but will drink plenty of espresso before hand to keep up!

    2 · August 21, 2013

    • Paul

      Lol. Yes.

      August 23, 2013

  • Paul

    Sounds great:)

    August 23, 2013

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