The southern slopes of Mt. Adams in June are a pedaling paradise with good roads, exceptional weather, cool temps, easy to challenging rides and unequaled vistas against the glorious snow-clad backdrop of magnificent Mt Adams. The Mt Adams Country Bicycle Tour is the perfect chance to explore the area with other riders enjoying the fresh mountain air and spectacular views from two-wheels.
The annual Mt. Adams Country Tour (MACBT) just gets better every year. The tours follow country roads with minimal traffic, winding through some of the most beautiful countryside around. The rides are fully sag and safety supported, with well-marked routes, rest/snack stops, lunch for century riders and dinner for everyone. Choose from four tour options:
11½-MILE FAMILY FUN RIDE is a leisurely loop through the beautiful Trout Lake Valley with panoramic views of Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood. 240’ elev. gain. Check-In/Registration: 10am to noon.
51-MILE VALLEY LOOP first takes you south to BZ Corner, then a gradual 6½-mile climb to Glenwood passes through spectacular rural and farmland scenery, past Conboy Lake Wildlife Refuge with many glimpses of Mt. Adams and possible sightings of elk, deer and migratory birds. The route then loops back through pine forest into the Trout Lake Valley. 2,700′ total elevation gain. Check-In/Registration: 8-11am
54-MILE FOREST LOOP starts with a challenging 14½-mile climb (2,000′ gain), including a short 10% grade, followed by a long downhill ride with waterfalls, creeks, eagles and all the majesty this special country provides. From there a 10-mile climb to Big Tire Junction precedes a downhill ride you’ll never forget back to Trout Lake. 3,800′ total elevation gain. Check-In/Registration: 7-10am
105-MILE INFINITY RIDE begins with the Green Loop, then a stop at Heavenly Grounds for lunch, before continuing on the Yellow Loop to complete your century+ ride. Total 6,500′ elevation gain. Check-In/Registration: 7-10am
Ride fees: 11½-mile Family Fun Ride – $15 by May 31st, $20 after June 1st.
51, 54 or 105 mile rides – $55 by May 31st, $65 after June 1st.
Prices include Post Ride Feast. A light lunch is included for the 105 mile ride. T-shirts are NO LONGER included in the registration fee for any routes. Ride T-Shirts and additional Post Ride Meals for non-riding guests may be purchased separately.
Additional information, online registration, and route maps at www.TroutLakeWashington.com
The Mt Adams Country Bike Tour is a major fund raising event organized by the non-profit Trout Lake Area Business Association to help support community charity and service groups, school programs, area fire departments, the local grange, etc. With your help we hope to do even better this year! For more information please contact Dr. Rick Allen at DrRick@CascadeWellnessClinic.