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Beginner-ish Ride: to Dog Lake, Mill Creek Canyon

(I'd like to give priority to new members and strong beginners / low intermediates for this ride.)

One of SLC's classic must-rides. The Big Water trail meanders through heavily forested pine trees, reminiscent of western Oregon/Washington. Lots of shade at high altitude means a nice cool pedal. It's a steady climb for about 3 miles. We can stop an take breaks intermittently. And when we get to the top, a couple laps around Dog Lake ain't a bad reward, but the real fun begins as we descend back down the mountain. The trail is smooth and wide and a bunch of fun for beginners and intermediates alike.

We'll meet at the Park-n-Ride on the NW corner of 3900 S Wasatch blvd and carpool from there. There's a $3 per car fee.

Helmets are mandatory. Bring water and snacks and please have your bikes in good shape and dialed in before the ride.

Dark sunglasses might end up being a hazard for an evening ride.  I use amber or clear lenses.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great ride with great people. Thanks Brete. Nice to meet everyone.

    1 · August 19, 2014

    • Brète

      Good meeting you, Will!

      August 19, 2014

  • Zoe

    Wonderful ride and so happy I met such fun folks. Thanks Brete! I hope some other beginner rides become available :)

    2 · August 19, 2014

    • Brète

      Thanks for coming out, Zoe! We'll do it again soon.

      August 19, 2014

  • Dan

    Great after work ride. Thanks Brete.

    2 · August 19, 2014

    • Brète

      Fun riding with you, as always, Dan!

      August 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Brete!!! I had so much FUN :-) Weeeeeee!!!!!!

    2 · August 18, 2014

    • Kori R.

      Thanks for putting the ride together Brete. It was nice to meet you and maybe I'll see you out on the mountain another time.

      2 · August 19, 2014

    • Brète

      Glad you made it out, Kori! I'll put together another after-work ride soon.

      August 19, 2014

  • Janice

    Since I was on the waitlist, I promised another friend I'd hike with her instead. Sorry all, but hope to bike with some of you soon.

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Janice

    I am a newbie to this group, but know some of you from other meetups. I have been doing a bit of mtn. biking lately, and hope to join you on this ride. If it is full, perhaps those of us on the waitlist can meet and do something else.

    1 · August 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey! I'll be at the TH at 6:30 ish. Would like to meetup?

      August 18, 2014

    • Jim B.

      I'm going to be there about the same time, on a fat bike, I'll look around for you.

      1 · August 18, 2014

  • Neal

    Sorry to cancel but Have to work late tonight... Bummer, but hopefully someone else can grab my spot for the ride.

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Brète

    Limited daylight will keep us on a tight schedule tonight. So, we'll be hitting the road soon after 6:15. If you're late, from Wasatch blvd head east on 3800 S. After nine miles, the road dead ends in a parking lot, where we will be. We'll be taking Big Water (not Little Water) trail up to Dog Lake.

    August 18, 2014

  • Jeff K.

    I'm going to have to pass on this one. I didn't think I was going to go because of the wait list and did a cycling work out on Saturday. Anyways I'm still pretty stiff and don't think I will be able to hang with you guys.

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Tracy W

    Had to drop out, again - grrrr! My carpool partner cannot leave early enough for me to be sure that I will make it on time. Have fun!

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • Lydia

    I'm a maybe at the moment- so changed my RSVP so someone who is a definite YES can enjoy the ride !

    1 · August 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Following Matt's lead and bowing out to make room for the newer folks. Ride safe all!

    1 · August 17, 2014

    • Brète

      Thanks Alex ... we need to shred soon

      August 17, 2014

  • Brète

    Okay gang, please update your RSVP's if you are not going to attend. There are a dozen people on the waiting list hoping to ride

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    what kind of bike do you need for this kind of ride? Would a low-end hybrid bike work or do you need something special? Is it difficult to trail ride down a hill?

    August 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      What days do you typically go there? I will need to get the hybrid from storage, all I have now is my road bike. I probably won't have the hybrid until after next Saturday.

      August 17, 2014

    • Stephanie

      Laurie, I'm in PC this week and doing an endurance race for the following week at The Grand Canyon but I will email you and we'll pick a day in two weeks. :-) Super Fun.

      August 17, 2014

  • Matt

    I just cancelled my RSVP so a newer rider can go. Have fun!

    1 · August 17, 2014

    • Brète

      Thanks Matt. I'll catch you on the next one

      August 17, 2014

  • Brète

    Anyone up for Temple Quarry tonight?

    August 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hosting trail running @ Potato Hill :-) or else I would say yes!

      1 · August 14, 2014

    • Brète

      Next time, Mara!

      August 14, 2014

  • Jeff K.

    Bummer, I didn't see the ride was full.

    1 · August 13, 2014

  • Lydia

    Bring headlamps? I don't have a light for bike- but hoping we will be descending during daylight hours? ;)

    August 13, 2014

    • Lydia

      Great! Mara, thank you for the offer- I do own a headlamp and will bring it, just not a light for bike. I figure if it really gets that dark, someone can ride ahead of me and shout " left! right!" ;) lol

      August 13, 2014

    • Stephanie

      or yell , "TREE"....

      3 · August 13, 2014

  • Brète

    PS: I'd like to give priority to new members and strong beginners for this ride.

    August 13, 2014

    • Neal

      Thanks Brete. Looking forward to my first ride with the group.

      1 · August 13, 2014

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