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WCC Mt Baker Destination Ride

Ride Type: Casual Ride

Ability: 20 - 25 km/hr (C Level)

Organizer: Mike Rogerson  604 935-6535

Mt BAKER (WA) WCC DESTINATION RIDE This ride is one not to miss! Meet at The Bean coffee shop & Republic Bikes 41340 Government Rd, Squamish at 7AM.  We will car convoy Hwy 99 to the Sumas boarder crossing. Take exit 92 on your right off Trans Canada & then turn left onto Sumas Way. We will stop & reconvene at the Starbucks 100 meters on your right after turning onto Sumas Way. From here we will head across the boarder & stop again 100 meters pass the crossing for all to reconvene. Next stop is Kendall where we will start the ride. There is plenty of parking besides the gas station or in the very close proximity. The route has an elevation gain of 2074m & is approx. 100 km in length.  Overall time is approx. 6.5 hours in total which includes a nice lunch break at a restaurant in the town of Glacier on the return before riding back to the cars. The ride starts on the flats and then becomes rolling hills & very scenic next to the river. There are some moderate hills after approx. 20km & the real climbing starts at 38km where we encounter 18km approx. 6 percent grade to the ski resort. From there we are challenged with a few sections of up to 10 percent & this is the hardest sector of the climb where we ride some switchbacks to the summit. The road throughout is in good condition and being a friday there is usually less traffic. We will convene again at the top where we can take photos & enjoy the spectacular views. The descent back into the valley is fast though fairly safe with no significant technical aspects. This ride is not a hammer fest, more a moderate though still very challenging ride with absolutely wonderful scenery. We will stop in Glacier on the way out where you can purchase & top up with water as there is no certainty of water being available until your return to Glacier. Most importantly you must bring a valid passport. If you will be crossing into the USA without a Canadian passport please head to the boarder at least 45 mins earlier as from past experience your entry in to the USA will take significantly longer. Please also contact Mike Rogerson & advise of your intent to join the ride if you will not be transiting with the main group. Note. CBC Insurance does NOT cover you in the USA. Please ensure you have your own insurance for this ride. Please use the button below to advise of your participation. Mike Rogerson mikeinwhistler@shaw.ca

Earlier Event: August 5
Wednesday Night Ride
Later Event: August 11
Tuesday Night Ride