Grizzly Mtn Ride welcomes ALL!

Max Willow Creek

Max and Miles going through Willow Creek. Photo credit – Ty Yazzie

Good Morning Grizzly Mtn Ride Fans!

I’ve been slow this year to get started on the Grizzly Mtn Ride prep. I’ve been dealing with a herniated L5-S1 disc. Anyone who has dealt back issues knows the pain. If you haven’t, consider yourself lucky, keep a strong core and take care of that back! Back pain is not to be trifled with!

That aside, it’s time for us to start considering our trails. We’ll have the same system of trails available to us this year, but I am thinking to mix things up and have some shorter loops. By shorter, I mean the longest one will be 26 miles and the shortest 12 miles, with the average being between 14-18 miles long.  I love for people to get to see different parts of the country and this ride has long shared a great deal of trail with the Still Prineville Ride. I’ve been trying to cut that down as much as possible. The ride camp change for the SPR didn’t help that much, but that can’t be helped.  Both rides do the best they can.  🙂

Max, Elayne and Leonard recently went out and rode a portion of the Juniper Springs loop. It was a bit wet due to recent snowfall, but should be all dried out by ride day. Max has also ridden the Warner Loop a couple of times and found it to be dry with great footing!

SO, with that said, the trails are in the works, the awards are in the works. I want to remind the other ride managers out there that the Grizzly Mtn Ride observes the PNER Ride Manager discount for ALL ride managers!  So that leaves what else? FOOD! We are happy to announce that once again, Celena and Woody and their Landmark Catering will be doing burgers on Friday night. Veggie and Gluten-Free options available! You need to let us know your preference though! We need to know numbers! We are also working on something yummy for Saturday after the ride. More on that as I know.

That’s it for now, please remember to send your entries to me, as soon as you can, so I have your ride packets made up and food planned out! If need be, send your entry now, and bring a check to the ride, OR drop it all in an envelope and send it over.

You can find an entry form here: http://pner.net/pdfs/2018%20-%20PNER%20-%20EDRA%20Ride%20Entry%20Form.pdf

See ya’all in a little over 6 weeks! Remember, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to touch base with either Max or I.

Darlene

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