Ride Like a Girl is an initiative to get more women/girls into mountain biking and let them experience the joy it can bring. Everyone is welcome to join us on the FIRST Thursday of the month March through August. We generally meet at Mad Dog Cycles in Orem at 5:30 pm, but see postings for more details.
Unless someone has another suggestion (to which I am always open), I thought we would try to hit the Alpine Loop again. See the details below. With the exception of the date, now August 2, all of the details are the same.
Hope to see you there.
Did you hear the mountain was on fire? Here is some photographic evidence.
Just a couple hours ago.
I just got off the phone with a very pleasant girl at the Forest Service. She said that we would be able to hit the Ridge Trail and Deer Creek South Fork based on the Forest Service closures. BUT she said the Sheriff has issued a closure at the pay booth by Aspen Grove and she had not heard whether or not that closure order had been lifted.
I was getting the feeling that things were calming down, but after speaking with her I realize the situation is still chaotic and potentially dangerous. As such, it is likely in our best interest to NOT attempt to ride the dirt in the Alpine Loop area.
SOoooo....we will do something else unless it continues to rain. Check back this afternoon in the comments and/or on Facebook for updates. Sorry this is not more helpful.
Wow. This is so late. My apologies as I totally spaced updating the blog.
Yes. There is going to be a ride this month on its regularly scheduled day and time. We are going to ride the dirt on the Alpine Loop. For me it is the summit up Provo Canyon, but if you live further North than you may think of it as the top of American Fork Canyon. It is all just semantics really, but we are going to ride it.
So of course, meet at Mad Dog in Orem @ 5:30 pm on Thursday July 5 and then we will head on up. If you are going to meet us at the trailhead make sure you touch base with me. I imagine we will be at the summit around 6:15 or so. And it is quite possible we will need to pay to enter so bring some cash with you.
The "glacier" on the Provo side
I am not sure exactly what trails we will hit. It will depend on skill level. It should be super sweet!