WASHCO Ride of the Month: April 2014 Chainrings


Each month in CHAINRINGS, Sunset Cycles previews another great Washington County bike ride. With the varied terrain available in our area, the selected ride is certain to be a winner.

Our ride rating category is simple, ranging from one CHAINRING (easiest) to five CHAINRINGS (most challenging). Here’s the criteria:

One chainring: Flat ride, minimal climbing
Two chainrings: Rolling hills, short climbs
Three chainrings: Moderate hills, possibly some short, steep climbs
Four chainrings: Challenging terrain with numerous, longer climbs
Five chainrings: Very difficult terrain with numerous, steep, long climbs

This Month’s Ride: Hagg Lake Springtime

Rating: 2.5 Chainrings

It’s a classic WASHCO loop, circling the scenic shores of Hagg Lake just southwest of Forest Grove. You’ll be treated to many different types of views on this route: Open farmland, nurseries, towns, and the lake itself. A bit of climbing around the lake and the distance gives this ride an extra ½ chainring. Enjoy!henry-hagg-lake-sharon-crawford

View details for the entire route HERE

Click HERE for the next article in this month’s Chainrings: Shop News

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