Welcome to Stoked Spokes third Season.
For our first installment we follow our fearless peddlers from the east side of Cascades, to the Olympic Hot Spring, Down to Gunsite Ridge and on into the Cholula Mountains outside Mexico City. Through their exploration we will learn the nuance of eating well in the backcountry on a long trip, ride solo along the WABDR, shred with an all ladies bike packing crew and push ourselves through a challenging route in a Mexican Mtn Range.
Wednesday January 18th
Rhino Room-Capitol Hill, Seattle
Doors 6:30p-Start 7:00p
Olympic Hot Springs with Komorebi Cycling Team
75 miles of bikepacking, 5 miles of backpacking, and 3 days with 8 of the raddest, strongest women on bikes in the Northwest. Last summer Komorebi, an all-women’s bike packing team based out of Portland traveled north to Olympic National Park and invited me along as a guest rider. This is the true tale of under-biking 25 miles of some of the most beautiful single-track in Washington, exploring the freshly released Elwha River, and reveling in the wild Olympic Hot Springs.
Start/End: Port Angeles, WA
Duration: 3 Days
Anna Brones write up in Adventure Journal
High Route to Mexico City
From Puebla to Mexico City via the high route (4000 m) of the Paso de Cortés. Retrace the steps of the conqueror of Mexico, but with the peaceful intent of celebrating Mexico City’s renewal, in which bicycles played a major part. And it was a great adventure!
Start/End: Puebla, MEX to Mexico City, MEX
Duration: 1-2 Days
Bikepacking – First Tracks on the WABDR (backcountry ORV route)
Start/End: Nighthawk, WA
Duration: 3 Days
How one person who likes real food (not dumb dehydrated meals) prepped, packed, and cooked food for a 4 day no services tour along Gunsight Ridge on Mt. Hood.
Duration: 5 Days, 4 riding