Foothills Outing - Bike or Hike

Saturday, May 30 | 9:00 - 11:00am
Speaker: David Stipe, LLA, and Hanne Beener, Project Groundwork



Bike: Bring a bike, or bike rentals are available, from Arlberg Sports. The bike ride will start and end at Horselake Trailhead (5 minutes from town) and will focus on the trails planning and volunteer trail building successes. Please note: the bike ride is limited to the first 10 registrations. Once this number is met, a wait list will be created and if there are any cancellations, attendees on the wait list will be contacted.

Terrain in the Wenatchee Foothills is hilly and steep. Participants in the mountain bike trip should have a moderate level of fitness and consider themselves an intermediate skills mountain biker. The trails are smooth dirt singletrack, but can be narrow with steep cross slopes exposing trail riders to a moderate amount of risk.

Hike: Bring a water bottle, weather-appropriate clothing (sun hat, sun screen,etc) and comfortable walking footwear. The hike will also start at Horselake Trailhead (5 minutes from town) The hike will focus on the capital campaign, conservation/stewardship and weed management.

The bike ride begins at 9:30 and will end at approximately 11am. And the Hike begins at 9:00 and will end at approximately 11am. Both will end at the Horse Lake trailhead and will end around the time for a Q&A session.

Learning Objectives (for both activities):

  • Understand geologic history of the Wenatchee Foothills
  • Learn how recreation access can enhance individuals understanding of the importance of conservation and weed management
  • Understand the principle of sound trail layout, construction and maintenance
  • Tips and Tricks for developing financial community support for land conservation
  • Utilizing field tools for layout of hiking and biking trails
Please note: the bike ride and wildflower hike have reached capacity. Thank you to everyone who signed up!