Bikepack - Saint Edward State Park


Bikepack - Saint Edward State Park

A quick spin at St. Edward's SP and Finn Hill (including the trail down to the water and back) as a warm-up. Leader's permission required.

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft

4:30  PM St. Edwards State Park main parking lot by the seminary. Discovery Pass Required. Or park outside by QFC and then ride there.

This short training ride is meant for people newer to singletrack riding to get a feel for riding an "unloaded" bike on narrow trails with some "easy" obstacles (Green rating). Obstacles can be avoided by hike-a-bike or "sessioned" to learn some techniques to overcome them. Challenge is by choice. This is NOT a clinic though so if you are completely new to singletrack/ mountain biking, please take one of our other "Introduction to Singletrack for Bikepackers" clinic instead.

Both Gravel bikes and mountain bikes are fine with gravel bikes posing an extra challenge.  Gearing may also affect your ability to make it up the steeper hills

We will do ONE strenuous hill at the start of the ride (from the lake back up) to get some cardio conditioning and a couple of shorter ones at Finn Hill Park.  See example of route here

Ride is open to grads, equivalents and students in the 2024 course but permission is still required to make sure you have the necessary gear and basic fitness for an enjoyable and successful ride for all.

When asking for permission state the following:

1. Have you ever ridden trails at St. Edward's SP?

2. Have you ever ridden singletrack trails at any local mountain bike park or elsewhere in the country?

3. What bike do you plan to ride (Mountain Bike, Gravel Bike, maker/model, aprox year). Road bikes  and bikes with tires less then 38 mm) excluded.

4. What rides have you done in the last 4 weeks: description (road/gravel/singletrack), elevation gain and distance

Additionally, you can link a strava profile if you are on Strava or RidewithGPS or other online tool you might use for tracking. If you do not use any, no problem, just state the above.

A detailed email will be sent to registered participants a day or two in advance.

SEE Required Equipment!


Saint Edward State Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 Mountain bike (preferred) or Gravel Bike  

Bike Helmet

Sunglasses/eye protection

Biking gloves

Complete bike repair kit including pump and spare tire if riding tubed tires or tubeless repair kit)

Bike shoes or whatever shoes you like to ride in

Ten Essentials (including water, food for 3+ hours or riding, layers, personal first aid, sun protection)

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