Autumn is one of our favorite seasons to ride in the Methow. Cool nights, warm days, quiet trails and roads, autumn colors...it doesn't get a whole lot better. Check out the great selection of organized rides, events and activities below, or grab a group of friends and head out on your own. Need help planning your ride? We're always happy to share ideas and maps. Give us a call (509-996-3645), pop us an email, or roll on in...
Saturdays (road) - done for the season. Check back in the Spring!
Sundays (gravel road) - done for the season. Check back in the Spring!
To help you "Get Out Here' and enjoy some local riding, Methow Cycle & Sport is hosting 2-3 hour shop rides Saturday (road) and Sunday (gravel road) every weekend through October 4th. Gather at the shop at 8am; depart at 8:30am. Riders should come prepared with basics, such as spare tube, tire levers, pump and multi-tool, along with personal food and hydration. Ray Thomas*, MCS shop liaison, will review the route, participate in the ride and provide basic mechanical assistance if needed.
Methow Valley Duathlon
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Bike and run the Sun Mountain at this annual event. Choose from the traditional 40K bike / 10K run 'hardman' or the 20K bike / 5K run sprint option, which you can do solo or as a team. For more information, visit http://methowduathlon.blogspot.com/.
The Gran Fondo, a celebrated tradition in Italian cycling culture, is a long distance cycling event, that while – not a race – is timed to provide some recognition to the top finishers. Gran Fondo Winthrop will take you deep into the North Cascades and dish out nearly 10.000' of climbing! For more information, visit http://rideviciouscycle.com/events/gran-fondo-winthrop/.
Telluride Mountain Film Festival
Don't miss on this great line up of films, shown under the stars at Winthrop Town Park. Seating and ticket sales open at 6pm. Tickets purchased online will be available at the Will Call Gate. Show starts at 7pm. Bring your dinner, beverages, blankets and chairs and get comfy in the grass under the night sky! For more information, visit http://www.mountainfilm.org/tour/stops/mountainfilm-on-tour-winthrop-wa.
*Ray Thomas Bio
I've had a hard time choosing between road and dirt since I was a kid - riding my Huffy BMX bike one day and my Schwinn Varsity 10spd the next. In college dirt was the choice when I raced MTN bikes with a local bike shop and lead bike trips for summer camps. After college when not guiding skiing and climbing programs I was commuting on the bike. Which led to my first real road bike and a renewed passion - especially for climbing into the mountains. Now I embrace all the saddle time I can be it from a road, gravel or mtn bike. I feel most at home in my body on my bike.