The Swift Industries Sightglass

Welcome to Stoked Spokes third Season.

The Second Episode of our adventure series is dirty… Lots of dirt riding that is. From back roads and trail of BC to an Iconic journey through some of Oregon Timber country’s epic single track, a brush with Idaho Wilderness and high roads in the Sierra Nevada. We are going bike packing.

Wednesday February 15th

Rhino Room-Capitol Hill, Seattle

Doors 6:30p-Start 7:00p

$5


Oregon Timber Trail

The Oregon Timber Trail is an iconic 670 mile backcountry mountain bike route across the state of Oregon from California to the Columbia River Gorge. The Oregon Timber Trail covers a variety of landscapes, communities, ecosystems, roads, terrain, and most importantly: mountain bike trails. Divided into four unique tiers the Timber Trail is approachable by a wide variety of cyclists. If it sounds familiar you’re not mistaken: the Timber Trail is inspired by the Pacific Crest Trail and other thru-trails in the National Scenic Trail system. What sets it apart is that it’s designed for mountain biking and consists of over 50% singletrack. The Oregon Timber Trail is a world-class bikepacking destination and North America’s premiere long-distance mountain bike route.

Start/End: Modoc Mines to Hood River

Milage: 670 Miles

Duration: 3-4 weeks

Map: http://oregontimbertrail.org/


Nelson Range Traverse

This route traces a line of old prospecting and logging roads that are seldom traveled. Bikepacking through the middle of the Selkirk Range south of Nelson BC you will get a chance to ride through stands of old growth cedar bisected by avalanche paths choked with wildflowers. With over 11,000 ft of elevation gain in two days you can expect to be well distracted by the views of high peaks and the valley bottoms.

Start: Nelson, BC

Milage: 72 Miles

Duration: 2 days

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/trips/10014243


Adventure in the Sierras

A weekend getaway in the foothills and northern passes of the Sierras

Start/End: Nevada City, CA

Milage: 200K

Duration: 3 days

Map: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18736606


Magruder Corridor

The Magruder Corridor is a jeep road that cuts between the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area. The corridor threads along the headwaters of rivers and streams that flow into the wilderness, and provides access to a remote fire lookout at Burnt Knob.

Start/End: W Fork Rd-Elk City, ID

Milage: 125

Duration: 3 days

Map: https://www.strava.com/activities/351789742


Josh Parrish

Wheel Building

–a three part class–

Saturdays from 9am-11am

February 11th

February 18th

February 25th

plus one private planning consultation

Swift Industries

558 1st Ave S, 2nd Fl. Seattle, WA 98104

Pricing

$175 +parts, including a 10% discount on parts

$250 if you purchase parts on your own

Build your own set of bicycle wheels with Jason Goodman, expert mechanic and co-founder of Swift Industries.

Not only will you walk away with a new set of your hand-built dream wheels, you will have an understanding of wheel theory that will make you a more confident cyclist. Have you ever found yourself needing to true your wheel on a ride? Been stuck in the middle of nowhere with a broken spoke? Do you like knowing how things work and want to have the confidence to fix stuff on your own? Well then! Swift’s educational branch, Get Lost Academy, is here to teach you how with our new wheel building class.

Join Swift Industries’ co-founder Jason Goodman for this hands-on class. Jason has been a professional bicycle mechanic for 18+ years, and has a particular knack for teaching wheel building. He is delighted by components, sensitive to precision, and is committed to safety–all critical elements of the perfect wheel build. 

You will begin the course with a scheduled one-on-one consultation to determine what kind of wheels you would like to build. Jason’s expertise includes both generator hub and disc break wheel building!

Over the course of three weekends, you’ll spend 6 hours working in a small group to make your own set of wheels. You’ll be patiently guided through the process from start to finish and you’ll come away with much more than a set of new wheels.

What will you gain from this course:

  • Understanding of how wheels work
  • Skills in truing and repair
  • Confidence in knowing how to tackle wheel issues while on your own adventures
  • A take-home wheel building Tips and Tricks Worksheet

Class schedule:

Pricing:

$175 +parts, include 10% discount on parts.

$250, if parts purchased outside of class.

Email Jason@builtbyswift.com for inquiries and to signup

Swift Industries proudly serves Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s pour-over to get the morning going!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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