Bikepack - Cle Elum Ridge—Teanaway Ridge

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Bikepack - Cle Elum Ridge—Teanaway Ridge

This is a mountain bike, singletrack bikepacking trip in the beautiful Teanaway area.

  • Bikepacking MTB II, Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 20.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft

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We'll meet at the Roslyn visitor parking (  https://goo.gl/maps/GSA1HgZrcSvdNFbf8) off the Coal Mines trail at 9:30 AM, with a goal of rolling at 10:00 AM. Arrive earlier if you need more time to pack your bike.

This is a mountain bike singletrack bikepacking trip.  A mountain bike and experience riding BLUE single-track mountain bike trails (with loaded bikes) are requirements.  When asking for leader permission, please state what bike you will be riding and your experience riding  blue singletrack mountain bike trails in the Seattle/surrounding area. For details about ride ratings/difficulty level, see here.

This is a 20 mi loop with approximately a little over 3000' ft of elevation gain in the Teanaway area with a start and end in Roslyn.  We will ride up to the Teanaway ridge via singletrack mountain bike trails (Ewok) and descend to the West Fork of the Teanaway via a steep singletrack mountain bike trail. This ride coincides with the beginning of the high route of the XWA route.

See Roslyn Urban Forest trail map of area here.

We will dispersed camp in the Teanaway Campground area. Additional riding after setting camp is possible if desired.

The next day we will ride back to Roslyn via the Road to Rotich (aka "Big Sandy") and Access Road (gravel climbs, subject to change as a new trail is currently being built and may be completed by ride time) to blue downhill trails (Beer can and likely Neverland) back to Roslyn. Upon return to the cars, for those with time, a trip to Basecamp for food and beer is a likely occurrence.

A  detailed planning email will be sent to registered participants a week ahead. I’ll also offer an optional group training ride at duthie/grand ridge a couple weeks prior. 

Route link (which may be updated) here

Route/Place

Cle Elum Ridge—Teanaway Ridge


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Mountain bike with front suspension at a minimum. Bikepacking and overnight gear. Please ensure that your bike is in good working order including your brakes as we'll be using these on the downhills 😜. Reach out with any packing questions. With all the singletrack climbing, you will want to pack light! 

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