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Visiting Washington and want to know where to rent/ride/find ride buddies? Start here for information. Thanks to Woodway for putting this together.

If you are visiting the Seattle Area, where to ride?

See this page in the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance trail wiki:
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Wiki

If you are visiting Spokane area where to ride?

Evergreen East Mountain Bike Alliance is the local mtb organzation, very active.

Riverside State Park is great for XC; Beacon Hill has more strenuous XC, Freeride and downhill trails, and a mountain bike park.
Bike Hub rents mountain bikes in Spokane

Where can I find people to ride with?
In the Seattle area, check the ride calendar on the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance website. Group rides are going off year-round. You are welcome to join any of these rides, just create a login on the site (it's free) and signup for the ride.

Evergreen Ride Calendar

I need to rent a bike when I visit, where can I find a shop that rents?
The following shops in the Seattle area are thought to rent bikes. This list changes quite often, so call the shop to be sure.:

Skagit Cycle - Anacortes & Burlington, WA - Featuring Specialized, Giant, Trek, Shimano, Santa Cruz, Redline, Electra & More!
Fluidride

What other resources can you point me at?
The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Website has a wealth of information:
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Washington's Largest Mountain Bike Club
 

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Here we go, round one. Please add obvious deletions and missing info, and I'll get them edited in and clean it up as we go along. The only thing I can think of is aside from the Evergreen Wiki, should there perhaps be direct links to mtbr thread on maybe the top three RFI areas for the state that would be "destination" rides? OR ??
 

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Hey, yo; here's a couple more:
Singletrack Cycles
www.singletrackcycles.com
119 West North Bend Way, North Bend - (425) 888-4886


Alki Bike and Board; in West Seattle: ask for Stu, he's got more tricks up his sleeve than you'd imagine; his shop is a hot spot for a lot of the local kids.

Go Huck Yourself. check out their website; lot's of dirt on their site:thumbsup:

Got Single Track is another website to look at; lot's of info on East side trails.

FYI: Zeb and Jerry bought Fluidride's bike shop from Simon, the opened the shop with a new name-Big Tree Bikes on Stone ave. 206.547.0711. stop by the shop if you're looking to rent a downhill bike; they've got new Yeti demos this year.

Can't forget Bike Works in Lake Stevens; Scott builds some of the best wheel sets around and has sponsors the Speedy Beaver Racing Team.

Bicycle Centers of Everett in Silver Lake: ask for Devin; he's got the low down on the north end trails.

Old Town Bikes is south of Tacoma.

Friends of Capitol Forest has a nice website; they have a calendar with local events.

Check out Olympic Dirt Society; their website and blog has a lot of good information on trails, rides and the local racing scene.

Bones Over Metal: Mark Brent has put together a great resource for riders, racers and everything related to the world of MTB.

Fluidride Racing is where you'll find information on some new races, rides and events in the WA area; this season Simon is hosting more Super D and Enduro type events and hoping to attract more riders from the mtb community. There are a ton of riders who love to hammer on XC / Cyclocross tracks who don't enjoy the intensity of downhill racing, who would enjoy the Super D type races.
 

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We would need someone from the Vancouver area to compile a list of places to ride. If someone can do that and send it to me, I can make a wiki page for you and get it added to the sticky page.
 

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Just north of Vancouver there is a good system of trails, I think 60mi total, in Caste Rock (Growlers) and in Longview (Stella). They are maintained by local riders so it is tough to get a tour. I believe both bike shops in Longview Bobs and Highlander cycle will rent.
 

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Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula has great riding!

Port Townsend, WA, has two great riding areas (of many). Some of these locations are little known. The first being Gibbs Lake, and the second is Anderson Lake. This summer, there are two low-key local races occurring at each of these locations.

Lost in the Woods Mountain Bike Races are family friendly "out there because we love to be out there" races on the Olympic Peninsula. There will be prizes for the top three placements in all categories. Awards will follow last racer in from each category. Check this site for full information: lostinthewoodsmtbrace.blogspot.com

Pre-register it will save you a lot of money: $30 race day! Pre-registration price varies based on class entered: between $10-25. Register online at Bikereg.com. Mail or deliver your completed forms to The Broken Spoke, 835 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.

Beginner 5 miles 9:00 AM $10
Sport 10 miles 10:00 AM $15
Competitive 15 miles 11:00 AM $20
Expert Mens 20 miles 1:00 PM $25
Expert Womens 20 miles 1:00 PM $25

Please check out the site and tell your friends.
 

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Vancouver....

We would need someone from the Vancouver area to compile a list of places to ride. If someone can do that and send it to me, I can make a wiki page for you and get it added to the sticky page.
I'm in Vancouver and there isn't THAT much close by, but here are my favorites:

Tarbell -- about 40 min from town towards Yacolt
Siouxon Creek -- about an hour ride in Amboy/Chelatchie Prairie
Lacamas/Round Lake -- 15 min out of town
Washougal River -- 25 min from town
Syncline -- about an hour ride towards south central WA

Post Canyon in Hood River, OR is only about an hour too.

-ctk
 

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Peninsula Indoor BMX / 4X

Peninsula Indoor located in Port Orchard, WA is open for the winter. Wednesday night is open practice. Cost is $5 with ABA membership $10 without.

4X Racing every Saturday night. Signups 2:30 - 3:30.

All events at Peninsula Indoor are streamed live over the internet and archived for your later viewing pleasure. check out gobmx.com for more information.
 

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We would need someone from the Vancouver area to compile a list of places to ride. If someone can do that and send it to me, I can make a wiki page for you and get it added to the sticky page.
Up on Larch Mountain in Clark County is about 35-55mi of trails on the mt. Tarbell, Bells Mountain, Silver Star are all great rides with epic views. All can be accessed just north of Vancouver through Battle Ground.
 
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