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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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BACE Riding Rules
• Helmet Required. Must meet U.S. CPSC Safety Standards for Bicycle Helmets
• To participate you must be a member of the BACE Meetup and be RSVP’d Yes for this activity. Sorry, no guests.
• Only adults can participate.
• Participants must be self-sufficient with their own hydration, tools, spares, and first aid.
• Cycling activities may be impacted by changing conditions. Participants should monitor this page for cancellations or changes.
• No dogs.
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