Category Archives: Black Diamond trails

Trying Something New at the Black Diamond XTERRA (Black Diamond, WA)

So I don’t do triathlons (and I haven’t run a 10K-distance in years). Still, at some point, signing up for the Black Diamond XTERRA triathlon on August 5th must have seemed like a good idea, because there I was. But … Continue reading

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Nearly Mud-Free Riding at Black Diamond, WA

This Sunday I was poised to join a group of friends for a mountain bike ride at Grand Ridge in Issaquah. But the thought of spinning my wheels in traction-less mud (like a Hanna-Barbara cartoon character running in place to the … Continue reading

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Trail Work Party: Diamonds in the Rough Get Smoother Every Day (Black Diamond, WA)

For years, mountain bikers have been leaving tread marks all over the labyrinthine trails around Black Diamond and Lake Sawyer in King County, Washington. But on Saturday, riders and volunteer trail builders flocked to the Summit Ridge Freeride Park for … Continue reading

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