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@BikeRiderCPA's Abnormal Ride Series: Lyle Glenwood Loop - 9:30 AM (LYLE)


77 miles






5000 ft


Ride Type:


*Fully Vaccinated Riders Only* Re-Group

Cancellation Guidelines:

Any weather that would obscure views of the mountains. It might be rescheduled if cancelled.



Lyle Glenwood Loop - Online registration required.

In order to protect their health, the ride leader has requested that only vaccinated members participate in this ride – please respect their wishes.

About the abnormal ride series -
I have been told that I am an abnormal rider. I can live with that, and this series will celebrate that. This series will be rides that are atypical of our normal club rides. The rides may be very scenic and/or long and/or hilly and/or out of the area. Or they may just be silly fun. You be the judge.


About this abnormal ride -

What makes this ride abnormal? A long gradual climb next to the pretty Klickitat River; sweeping views; a five mile long descent back to the river; an optical illusion that looks like a descent, but is actually a 1%-2% climb; views of Mt. Adams; a wetlands/wildlife refuge; and a ten mile long descent with Columbia Gorge views to end the day.  


This is a loop with a 20 mile gradual climb along the Klickitat River and then a steeper 3-4 mile climb up out of the canyon. The route then turns northwest to Glenwood and includes the five mile descent to the Klickitat River and then more climbing before and after Glenwood. It ends with rollers and a nice, curving descent back into Lyle. But to do the descents it is necessary to climb. Go figure. This is a route that is within the transitional zone between the wet and dry sides of Washington.

This route is best in sunny or mostly sunny weather for the mountain views.  As this is a long drive to the start, I will cancel if the mountains are not expected to be visible. 

Mary Ann Teague will be driving a support vehicle.  You can use it to carry extra food, water, or other gear.  If you use the support vehicle, please chip in with some gas money and thanks for the provided support.

Route:  Lyle-Glenwood RideWithGPS Link

Lyle, WA, 9:30 AM. Start Location: Lyle trail head parking, on left just after crossing river entering town.
Map to start location: Map to ride start location

This is published as a re-group ride. However, at past rides the groups have been small and it has been ridden mostly as a group ride. We will regroup as needed, particularly at the top to longer climbs.  Expect a pace to average 16-18 mph on the flats. This is a long ride at 77 miles.


There is a store in Klickitat and another in Glenwood where you may purchase supplies. There are no services in the last part of the ride.  


There is a 1.5 hour drive to the start of this ride. This is a road bike ride, not a mountain bike ride on the adjacent trail.



Please arrive 15 minutes early to be ready to ride at 10. Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policy and be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain. Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended. Make sure your bike is in good working order. Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start.


Remember - we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner. Ride safely and have fun!

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Sunday, September 26, 2021, 9:30 AM
Lyle, WA parking lot and trailhead, on north side of Hwy 14, just east of Klickitat River bridge.
Hwy 14 and Hwy 142
Lyle, WA  98635

Additional Info:
Dennis Hatton
360-606-8940 (p)
Club Ride
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Online registration is required. Please do not just show up to ride without registration. Please wear face coverings if social distancing is not possible. Please no drafting (leave 6' to 10' between wheels). Please do not ride if you've been sick or have had exposure to someone who is sick in the last 7 days.
No Fee
No Fee