WASHCO Ride of the Month: May 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: May Celebration Ride

Rating: 3 Chainrings

You could dance around a May pole to celebrate this month’s arrival, but we’ve got a better idea. Fill up a water bottle and head out to the northern reaches of Washington County with a 25-mile loop that climbs steadily in the first 9 miles, then gradually descends back home. Enjoy the thick forest along Skyline Blvd. and the pastoral countryside just east of North Plains.skyline-forest-2

 

View details for the entire route HERE

 

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

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