Check Ride

Field trip: Basic Bikepacking Course

Check Ride - Palouse to Cascades Trail

Shakedown Ride for the Basic Bikepacking Course.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Cedar Falls Trailhead. Time to be determined  All details communicated to course participants ahead of the trip

This is a required one day field trip to do a shakedown of your bikepacking gear (bags and all overnight gear), test ride your loaded bike and gauge your current fitness riding a loaded bike.

At check-in, please be ready to go and show us how you have you bike set up for an overnighter. Instructors will be there to help and provide advice, but it is up to the students to bring the necessary gear and bike attachments.

After everyone has checked in, we will have a trailhead meeting and answer additional questions. We will then ride a few miles along the trail to a nice open area where we will practice setting up camp and using our camping gear. After we eat lunch, we will re-pack our bikes and return to the trailhead parking lot.


Palouse to Cascades Trail

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    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • 10 Essentials
  • Bike
  • Helmet, Biking Gloves, Helmet
  • Overnight Gear
  • Gear Bags and Attachment Straps
  • Bike Repair Kit and Pump
  • Water, Energy Snacks and Lunch (Perhaps bring a lunch to prepare with a Jetboil or similar stove for practice.)

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