Sunday, July 19, 2015

 A handful of daring Divas checked out the newly improved "Speedway" yesterday. The first two were taken in early June - pre-boardwalks. What a difference! It's still a challenging, bone-shaking, root-filled trail, but the icky, muddy parts are much easier to ride. It is now affectionately known to us Divas as "Root Canal."

              Michelle, Katie and Lindy slog through the muddy creek in early June, pre-boardwalk.

         Lindy and Karen get dirty - as Divas often do - in the dirt on "Speedway," AKA "Area 51.

Woo-Hoo! Michelle glides over one of the new boardwalks!
   Julie was all smiles as she rode the boardwalk through Speedway - way less mud to contend with!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Eklutna Weekend - member sign-up.

It's that time of year...

You may now reserve a bunk for this year's Eklutna Lake Cabin Weekend!
August 28-30 (spending the nights of the 28th and 29th)

For those who have not done the trip, here's how it works:
We have rented the Serenity Cabin which is about a 12-mile bike ride from the Eklutna Lake trailhead. There's room for 12 people to spend each night. Two bunks are shared bunks; all the rest are singles.

On Friday, we carpool to the trailhead and gather there at the appointed time, arranging our overnight gear, food, etc. We then bike to the cabin and spend two nights (some people do just one night).

During our stay, there are opportunities to hike, bike, watch nature, gaze at stars, enjoy quiet time, stack rocks, eat, drink, endlessly chat with friends until all hours. You name it.

Sunday, we leave the cabin by noon to bike back to the trailhead and the land of cell phone coverage and ice cream.

Space is limited. Use the Paypal buttons below to sign up and pay for one night or two. If you must cancel, email the group to find a replacement and get payment from her; we will not maintain a cancellation/wait list. This trip is for members only.
Book your bunk now!

Nights booked

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ride change for Wednesday, July 8

Due to the electric pole replacement project in Powerline Pass, this week's Diva ride location will be changed. Instead of starting at Glen Alps and riding up to the lakes, we'll start at Upper Huffman. Here's the info:

Meet at 6:30 pm at Hillside parking lot to shuttle bikes and cars to the Upper Huffman parking lot where we will ride a gravel 1/2 mile path up to the Gasline, down the wide dirty gasoline trail to White Spruce, up White Spruce, to South Rim where it begins with some roots, mud, wood planks, and high grass.  The trail gets better with awesome views down to Prospect Heights and then down the STA trails to Hillside.  In other words, a little bit of everything on this ride.

 If you plan to drive the shuttle to Upper Huffman, be sure you have your annual state parks parking sticker or $5 to pay for parking.

Thanks to Jo-Ann and Bev for doing the reconnaissance on this ride. Looks like fun!