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Why Lake Chelan is the best place to ride in Washington State

We just finished our annual pilgramage to the best riding in the state of Washington, Lake Chelan.  You could argue that the Mount Rainier area has the most epic climbs up beasts like Chinook and Sunrise, but you can’t swim there.  You could suggest that Orcas island or any of the other San Juan islands are the best, but the roads are narrow and the only good climb is Mt. Constitution.  Bellingham and Olympia have their magic, as does Seattle and Tacoma, but true cycling paradise is east of the mountains where the air is dry, the roads are smooth and the traffic is light.

Here are my reasons why I love our Chelan camp:

1.  Warm dry weather, some days I feel like I am in Mexico.

2.  Wide shoulders and light traffic.  

3.  The road quality is nice, often smooth.

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How to ride a paceline, and not fall down.

This time of year everyone is getting outside and re-discovering cycling. There are some fundamental skills that caused us to create Cycle University, and this partial outline of our Road 101 curriculum will give you safe fundamentals for your next group ride. Be safe and “Get Ready to Ride!”

Welcome to Road 101: Paceline & Group Riding

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