Biking right from our campsite.
Stumbling into great vehicle restricted trails and single track.Immersed in the forest so felt like hiking/mountain biking.
Ability to turnaround when trails became too technical.
The coffee milkshake I had in Bailey was delicious and well deserved (says Laura).
Nerve wracking to navigate single track without much mountain biking experience so even though it was beautiful and quiet, we were ready to get back on forest roads.
WASHBOARDS on the road to Bailey.
Do this ride if you want to combine camping and biking and enjoy both single track trails, less traveled gravel roads and intense climbing.
Trying new things (like single track trails) can be exhausting. It was helpful to take them in small doses and get back to familiar terrain when we needed to feel comfortable and secure.
This is a remote area. Baily was the only place to stop and get food and water along the way.
If you’ve looked at the elevation profile and are worried about falling off a cliff around mile 23, you can relax. Garmin had a satellite glitch which gave us some funny readings while collecting the elevation info. Our apologies!