My hubby is thinking about attending a work-related conference in June in Tacoma. I figured if he's going I may as well go too if there's some good riding to be had (I think I can guess who'll be having more fun ). Anyway, I know absolutely nothing about the area... the only states I've been to since moving to the US are Nevada, California, Utah and Arizona (not counting the states I've stopped in for an hour waiting for flight connections). Anyway, if there is any good XC type riding in or around Tacoma I'd like to check it out. I'd put myself firmly in the beginner category, and I'm looking for XC type riding... nothing too gnarly but I can handle a few technical bits (and anything I can't handle I'm not afraid to walk). Please let me know what there is to ride in the area so I can decide whether I should book days off work or not.