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Beginner Mountain Bike around Suttle Lake with Suttle Tie

  • Sep 2, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Let's ride the ~12.0 mile lollipop trail around Suttle Lake near Sisters.   We'll start on the Suttle Tie trail, a meandering single and double track with some rollers.  This trail is not flat but doesn't have any large hills either.  It does have some vegetation encroachment but is a fun and pretty trail. The Lake trail has only 130 ft of climbing (approx 3 miles) with nice views of the lake. There are a few technical sections, but you can get off and walk.  From the forest service website:  Bound on all sides by mixed conifer forest, Suttle lake is deep and clear. The west end is best for seeing waterfowl because it's sheltered from the prevailing wind. Link Creek, which empties into Suttle Lake, is shallow and clear enough to view spawning fish.

Expect that we might have some traffic on the fire roads that intersect the trail and there will be others on the loop around the lake since it is Labor Day. 

We'll ride at a relaxed pace so plan on[masked] hours, more if we stop for photos.  After the ride, we can stop by Three Creeks Brewery for lunch if riders are interested.  This is a beginner ride. We will go at an easy pace, stop to regroup and no one will be left behind. 

Don't forget~Helmet, Water, Sunscreen, Snack! 

Please review the BACE Riding Rules. 

Bike Rating: Beginner;   Endurance Level E2, Technical Level T1 (See Files under More tab)

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• Helmet Required. Must meet U.S. CPSC Safety Standards for Bicycle Helmets

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• Only adults can participate.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride, fantastic group and wonderful photos! Let's do it again soon. Thanks Franni!!!

    September 2, 2013

  • Franni

    Thanks John for taking the lead! It was a great ride and a great group! Hope to see you all out again!

    September 2, 2013

  • John S.

    Congrats on your first lead for BACE. Great route and good group!!

    September 2, 2013

  • Jim F.

    Really enjoyed the ride. Thanks Franni for organizing and for John's trail blazing. Looking forward to riding again with you all very soon!

    September 2, 2013

  • Michael

    Got it. Have fun Chris!

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Michael

    Sorry can't make it, car issues this AM that need repaired today

    September 2, 2013

  • Franni

    JC Penney is at Hwy 97 and Hwy 20 in the same shopping center as Trader Joes, Dick's and Food4Less.
    From Hwy 97, take Hwy 20 West towards Sisters. You will see TJ's on your right. Take the first right at the light which is Robal Rd. Take the first right into the first driveway. Go through the first stop sign, and look for me on your left at JCPenney. White Subaru.

    August 30, 2013

    • mary a.

      HI Franni, I'm going to go ahead and meet at the trailhead instead of JcPenny's. I live near Redmond and someone is showing me a direct drive rather then for me to back track. Look forward to meeting up with you all!!

      September 2, 2013

    • Franni

      See you at the trailhead!

      September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any other beginners going on this beginner ride?

    September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I meet you at the trailhead - have to do some work in the afternoon so will have to head out after? I'll plan to be there a bit early - by 10:15. Can you share a phone number so in case I go to the wrong trailhead I can call someone?

    September 1, 2013

    • Franni

      Yes, you can meet at the trail head. I will email you my phone number. Here are the directions:

      September 1, 2013

    • Franni

      Having trouble embedding the link here. Send me an email and I will email you the link for directions to the trailhead.

      September 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would like to go, but it sounds as if everyone attending is a good mountain biker. I am a beginner.

    August 31, 2013

    • Franni

      Barbara~this is a beginner ride. Why don't you give me a call and we can talk about the trail and see if you are up for it!

      September 1, 2013

    • Franni

      Barbara-why don't you rsvp yes? I emailed you my phone number. If you decide you don't want to go after we talk you can always change your rsvp.

      September 1, 2013

  • mary a.

    any particular
    spot at Jcpenny's? Also is there a phone number to anyone in the group that I can call in case I get lost?

    August 30, 2013

    • Franni

      On the north side (Hwy. 20) look for the white subaru.

      August 30, 2013

  • mary a.

    where are you all meeting? Is there an address - I'm new to the area.

    August 30, 2013

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