Category Archives: Issaquah trails

What are the Duthie Trail Gnomes Building Now?

The forest gnomes are busy building again at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park. (Did they ever stop?) I caught a glimpse of these magical beings yesterday, after my teammate Katie and I took a fun, swooping run down Ryan’s Eternal Flow. … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking 101 With Sturdy B Racing

A few weeks ago, my mountain bike team, Sturdy Bitch Racing, held a women’s coaching clinic for new mountain bikers at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park in Issaquah, Washington. For a couple of ladies, this was the first time riding … Continue reading

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GoPro Fun at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park

Last January my friend Brian and I went in together on a GoPro video camera, which we picked up at the Sturdy Bitches’ silent auction/fundraiser (with 50% proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Fund). Of course we decided that Duthie … Continue reading

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The End in Sight: Grand Ridge To Duthie, Coming Soon (Issaquah, WA)

That’s right. Soon there will be mud-free mountain biking all the way from Grand Ridge to Duthie Hill. Well, maybe not mud-free, but definitely less mud. The long-awaited Grand Ridge bridge-over-muddy water  is nearing completion, courtesy of the Washington Trails … Continue reading

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Meet Me on the Climb: Winter Riding at Grand Ridge (Issaquah, WA)

There’s something lush about Issaquah’s Grand Ridge, even in the summer when the trail is dry. And in the winter, when the singletrack up the ridge and down through the creek bed turns to peanut-butter mud, it’s just as green and … Continue reading

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A Model Mountain Bike Park is Born

This blog about the grand opening of Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Skills Park has been posted on Mountain Bike Magazine’s MB Word blog, so you can read it there. What I wanted to do on my ‘ride’s Blog site is put up … Continue reading

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A Hub of Activity at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park (Issaquah, WA)

It was raining. The trail was thick with mud. A stagnant swamp stood in my way. But I had decided to ride up Issaquah’s Grand Ridge trail to check out the latest building efforts at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, … Continue reading

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