Bike Intelligencer » seattle mountain biking http://bikeintelligencer.com All bike, all the time Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:20:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tiger Mountain Biking Northwest Timber Trail http://bikeintelligencer.com/2011/07/tiger-mountain-biking-northwest-timber-trail/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2011/07/tiger-mountain-biking-northwest-timber-trail/#comments Wed, 13 Jul 2011 00:51:55 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=5050 If you ride Preston Railroad Trail on Tiger Mountain near Seattle, you’ll likely be riding Northwest Timber Trail too. Here’s a look at some of its treats.

Thanks to Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Preston and NW Timber are slated to be linked for a giant singletrack loop on Tiger that will really rock n roll. For now they’re connected by a dull fire road, but still represent the most challenging singletrack in the Seattle area.

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Tiger Mountain Biking: Preston Railroad Trail http://bikeintelligencer.com/2011/07/tiger-mountain-biking-preston-railroad-trail/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2011/07/tiger-mountain-biking-preston-railroad-trail/#comments Fri, 08 Jul 2011 04:45:57 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=5045
For mountain biking close to Seattle, it’s hard to beat Preston Railroad Trail on Tiger Mountain just east of Issaquah. There’s a nice 1,500-foot fire road climb to warm up with (you can also climb the trail on an out and back) and then the downhill fun begins. Anyone and any bike can handle Preston, but we prefer our long-travel Pivot Firebird to really rail Preston’s nastiness.

We happened to be running the GoPro Hero HD helmet cam when another rider came to a 3-foot ledge drop midway down. Whoa! Classic endo! You can find it at the 1:12 mark. Enjoy!

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Grand Ridge Singletrack Revisited: The bog ‘n all http://bikeintelligencer.com/2011/06/grand-ridge-singletrack-revisited-the-bog-n-all/ http://bikeintelligencer.com/2011/06/grand-ridge-singletrack-revisited-the-bog-n-all/#comments Sat, 11 Jun 2011 19:08:44 +0000 http://bikeintelligencer.com/?p=4993 A year after our exploration of the Grand Ridge Bog, Team Mojo returned for an update. Encouraging progress has been made on the boardwalk that eventually will traverse the bog, but much work remains to be done. As for the rest of the ride, it continues to rock!

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