LOCAL RIDES - MOUNTAIN, ROAD AND GRAVEL - SEEK AND ENJOY!
The past year has certainly been different for all of us, but one thing has been a constant and that's the opportunity to ride our bikes.
Joy Ride has always prided itself in enabling riders to get out and enjoy their surroundings, especially helping out by putting on group rides.
Since we have not been able to lead rides over the past year, we wanted to help by providing you links to rides and links to get rides to help you explore the local area. These rides just scratch the surface of all the cool stuff out there, but you can build upon them and go from there.
If you have a navigational device (i.e. Garmin, Wahoo, Smart Phone with Ride with GPS App, etc.) you can use any of these routes and follow along.
Remember make every ride and adventure, no matter the distance. Getting out there and having fun is what is important part.
If you have any questions or ideas for rides that you think we should share, be sure to let us know by emailing us.
Be sure to check out our Strava page to see what other Joy Ride fans are up to.
mountain bike routes
There are so many classic routes in the Capitol Forest, getting there is the first step. It's nothing but fun from there.
-Honestly, our friends at FOCF (Friends of the Capitol Forest) have this one covered better than we could ever do. So click the following link for route suggestions.
Then to be super-prepared out there in the Capitol Forest, visit this link for steps for how to download a map of the Capitol Forest to your smart phone to help you keep track of where you might be at any time. Super helpful and we use it all the time.
Routes to help get you started or to help you explore the local area.
All of the routes below start at Joy Ride.
Local roads and trails starter
Local Favorite - Fishtrap Loop and Boston Harbor
Chehalis Western Trail - Cookie Ride
Stop at Main Street Cookie Company in Rainier - 35 miles
Tacoma Narrows Bridge and back
Stop at Olympia Coffee Roasters in Tacoma - 61 miles
Hillbilly Beans Loop
Hillbilly Beans Coffee stop in Littlerock 54 miles
Below you can find links to past Gravelpalooza rides. All sorts of options with these routes so click through them. You are guaranteed to find something good.
(Great introductory ride to local gravel)
DIY Groundhog Edition
(33 miles/3800 ft)
DIY Welcome 2021
(24 miiles/3200 ft)
DIY Holiday Edition
42 miles/3900 ft)
(32 miles/4000 ft)
DIY Gravelpalooza #1
(30 miles/3500 ft)
Bordeaux - Mt Molly
(17 miles/1700 ft)
Summit Lake Loop - KC Overlook
(29 miles/2900 ft)
Green Diamond & N. Slope Traverse
(29 miles/3100 ft)
Montesano - Lake Sylvia SP
(28 miles/2600 ft)
C-Line to Larch Mountain Summit
(25 miles/2600 ft)
A and B-Lines
(27 miles/3000 ft)
Capitol Peak & Larch Mountain
(18 miles/2900 ft)
Cedar Flats Loop
(31 miles/2600 ft)
Summit Lake Loop
(14 miles/1400 ft)
B-Loop & A-Loop
(24 miles/2700 ft)
Fuzzy Top Loop (D-Roads)
(25 miles/3000 ft)
N. Slope Backside
(24 miles/2400 ft)