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Cycling Banks-Veronica State Trail

Sunday, July 16, 2017, 09:30am - 03:30pm
Contact   (360) 901-0861.
What to expect:  The B-V trail is a beautiful ride, but is NOT flat. This is an out-and-back ride, total distance just under 30 miles. Leaving the trailhead, the first 4 miles is a gradual uphill. There is a steep downhill (11% grade) with switchbacks just before the Tophill trailhead, followed by a short, but steep uphill (11% grade) with switchbacks. It's okay to walk your bike on the downhill or uphill. After that, we'll enjoy a gradual 8-mile downhill cruise to the turnaround at Vernonia, where we'll take a lunch break at a city park adjacent to the trail. Returning, reverse the above. The entire ride takes about 4 hours, not including rest stops. You should bring a light lunch with you in a fanny pack or day pack. 


What to bring and wear:

* Bike: Any bike is fine, but PLEASE ENSURE that your bike is in good condition. Check tires (including valve stem), brakes(!), cables, derailleur, etc. If you find something you're unable to repair yourself, consider taking your bike to a bike shop (allow time for the repair).

* Helmet (REQUIRED!)

* clothing suited to weather (bike-specific clothing is great, but is NOT required)

* sunglasses with tether, sunscreen

* footwear: bike shoes or running shoes (no flip-flops)

* bike gloves (can protect your hands in the event of a fall)

* carry with you on bike: spare tube that will fit your bike's tire (or patch kit); at least one (two is better) FULL water bottle, or hydration pack, such as a Camelbak (no water at trailhead); a light lunch; some cash or a debit/credit card for "coffee and conversation" following the ride.

Location 

Clark Public Utilities  
1200 Fort Vancouver Way 
Vancouver, WA 98663

 

Event Sponsor  Sierra Club