In a bold, but necessary move, I took to the BBTC ride calendar last night and unleashed the hounds. I posted the details for three epic weekends of riding for the summer. Naturally there will be plenty more posted as I ramp up my mileage in preparation for TransRockies, but I thought these would be a particularly good start. If you live in WA and are feeling up to a hearty challenge, sign up at the BBTC calendar. But please use discretion. These rides are not for the faint of heart.
June 23 - Day 1 of the 2X Double Crown Weekend.
Crystal Mountain & Palisades. Expect about 50 miles and close to 10,000 feet of climbing. The first two legs of the "triple crown".
June 24 - Day 2 of the 2X Double Crown Weekend.
Palisades & Sun Top. Expect about 45 miles and close to 10,000 feet of climbing. The latter two legs of the "triple crown".
July 7 - Day 1 of the Teanaway Assault.
Miller Peak clockwise. Only 20 or so miles, but nearly 5,000 feet of climbing and lengthy hike-a-biking.
July 8 - Day 2 of the Teanaway Assault.
This 5-Drainages ride is sure to find out just how well can you recover from a tough ride. Miles of hike-a-bike in dry, dusty, conditions. Over 5,000 feet of climbing.
July 21 - Day 1 of the Winthrop Weekend.
Angel's Staircase. High altitude, hundred-degree weather, and one of the toughest and most beautiful all-day epics in WA. 27 miles and over 6,000 feet of climbing.
July 22 - Day 2 of the Winthrop Weekend.
Will climb back to Cooney Lake and throw a dart at the map. Another long, tough day is guaranteed, but the destination remains a surprise.