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Advanced Beginner MTB – Suttle Tie with Metolius Preserve
October 12 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 am
Let’s go see the fall colors near Suttle Lake and the Metolius Preserve. It might still be a bit early for the Larch trees, but we’ll check it out.
** This ride is appropriate for advanced beginner MTB or experienced gravel riders who are confident on single track (40mm tires recommended) **
Overview of the ride – We will start on the Suttle Tie trail from McAllister Rd. to Suttle Lake. We will skip the loop around the lake and proceed to the Lake Creek trail to the Metolius Preserve. We will wind through the preserve (let’s see if we can make it without losing anyone this time!) and then use some forest service roads to return to the trailhead. This route does require crossing HWY 20.
Length of the ride – 15 miles, 780′ of elevation
Terrain – The trails are mostly smooth with occasional rocks/roots. It is possible that there will be soft/sandy sections. There are some tight turns and narrow trails in the preserve.
Pace – Moderate Advanced Beginner pace (7-8mph) with stops at intersections and for the best photo ops!
BE READY TO ROLL at 10am – Arrive 15 minutes prior.
Optional Lunch/Social event after the ride at the Barn.
Cancelation notice: Rain/smoke may cancel – check meetup by a time at least 2 hours prior to the ride
Contact: Michele Briggman 541-788-4445
1. You MUST sign up to go on this ride. After you press ATTEND, be sure to fill out the “Complete Your RSVP” form with your cell number and Emergency Contact Information, then Submit. PLEASE CANCEL AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE RIDE SO THOSE ON WAITLIST CAN ATTEND!
2. Bella rides are “no-drop” rides and no one will be left behind. IN CONSIDERATION OF OTHERS,PLEASE CHOOSE A RIDE THAT IS SUITED TO YOUR PRESENT SKILL LEVEL FOR DESCRIBED RIDE. THANK YOU!
3. If you choose to leave the group by going significantly faster, or taking a different route, you have an obligation to let the leader know. When you leave the group, you are on your own.
4. No guests are allowed on this ride. You MUST be a current Bella member to attend.