The Summit at Snoqualmie is not going to be running a chair lift this year during the summer months for bikes and unicycles. Snoqualmie is where the muni events were held during UNICON 11 last year and during the national convention (NUC) in '99. Bummer, no lifts up the hill for me this year. I hope that they can get the lift going again next year, but it doesn’t sound too likely. We had a bad snow season this year and the ski areas didn’t make a lot of money and biking seems to be one of the expenses that they’re cutting back on.
Are there any other resorts in the WA area that open the lifts to bikes, or was Sno the only one? I’m a relative newbie here, but when I lived in Salt Lake at least four of the local areas had lifts going for MBs in the summer.
Once I get some time on my new ride and improve my chops some, I’d definitely be up for throwing in on a weekend car trip.
BTW: It’s a really short downhill, but curious if you’ve ever ridden down any of the trails in Weowwna (sp?) park, which drop from 168th in Bellevue down to the western shore of Lake Samm. Not much distance, but it could be fun with a car-shuttle system. Some good steeps, stairs, hairpins dropping down next to a stream and waterfall combo.