Fat Tire First Day
If you opt for the “Fat Tire First Day” you’ll follow the Snoqualmie Valley Trail up to Rattlesnake Lake then continue on the John Wayne/Iron Horse Trail as the maintained gravel trail winds its way toward the Summit under the shade of trees, across old railroad trestles and through a 2 mile tunnel. Don’t forget your headlamp, AND, don't panic about the apparent elevation gain on the route map below. In this program, the tunnel is assumed to go up and over the summit (working on it). The John Wayne Trail continues along the shores of Lakes Keechelus and Easton all the way to So. Cle Elum. We’ll truck your bikes for you to switch out your fat tires for skinny at the end of the first day.
Road bikes on Day 1 wind their way through the valley into North Bend and then join I-90 for a few miles before hitting the first rest stop at Olallie State Park. Up the pass a little further, riders enjoy the densely forested Denny Creek Rd. the last 3-miles to the Summit lunch stop. Currently riders on road bikes are shuttled past road construction at the top of the pass and will complete Day 1 by riding from Price Creek Rest Stop into beautiful Dawson Park in Suncadia Resort. You choose your own lodging which ranges from camping at Dawson Park to hotels or B&B’s in Cle Elum and Roslyn.