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Road Trips

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White River Road

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The Pinnacles area provides views of the Highline Canal and Wenatchee River.

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Distance: 25 miles round trip Time: Two hours Terrain: Mostly flat Highlights: Once the snow clears from the Lake Wenatchee area, this is an ideal out-and-back ride for beginners, families and anyone else who wants to enjoy the beauty of rivers and peaks in the Cascades. Lowlights: Keep an eye out for potholes.

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Wenatchee Valley Velo Club

The Pinnacles

Distance: 21 miles round trip Time: Two hours Terrain: Flat and rolling with a few moderate hills to climb Highlights: If you like winding country roads, this is the trip for you. Springtime is blossom time in the upper Wenatchee Valley. Numerous Wenatchee River vistas are the other big feature on this ride. Lowlights: Few of the roads have adequate shoulders.

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Peshastin Pinnacles

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Turn onto Stines Hill Road, take a right on Johnson Road, left on Main Street, and then a right on North Dryden Road.

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ike elsewhere, biking Chelan County can be done in two ways. You can ride alone, for the solitude. Or you can ride in a group, for the human connection. If you can’t put together some friends or family members for a trip, the Wenatchee Valley Velo club and the EuroSports’ Bike Leavenworth group offer formal and informal rides. So do bike shops such as Arlberg Sports in Wenatchee and Das Rad Haus in Leavenworth. “The riders here are just a genuinely good group of people who are always

up for a good ride — and usually with a few good laughs along the way,” says Alison Haug, a Wenatchee cyclist. Here is contact information for those clubs and businesses and others, too: Wenatchee Valley Velo bikewenatchee.org EuroSports’ Bike Leavenworth bikeleavenworth.com Chelan Valley Cycling Club bikelakechelan.com Wenatchee Outdoors wenatcheeoutdoors.org

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Arlberg Sports arlbergsports.com Full Circle Bike Shop 663-8025 Second Wind Bicycle & Nordic shop 884-0821 Go Bent Bikes gobentbikes.com Das Rad Haus dasradhaus.com Apple Century Bike Ride applebikeride.com Chelan Century Challenge centuryride.com Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance centralwashingtonevergreen. wordpress.com

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Foothills Magazine May-Jun 2012  
Foothills Magazine May-Jun 2012  

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