July 27, 2014
Carpool to leave Velo Cult at 8am.
This ride is for strong and fit riders looking to challenge their endurance.
Many riders forego this option in favor of simply riding out and back on the Ape Canyon Trail beyond the Plains of Abraham. Some may adventure all the way out to Windy Pass for the views into Spirit Lake, accepting the grueling fate of hiking back up the "stairs."
The Smith Creek loop may miss out on the fun and zippy descent down Ape Canyon, but will get more than a fair share of advenure on this primitive trail. It covers a lot of dynamic terrain with a glimpse into the volcano's past. It is remote and offers unique challenges for the hardy mountain biker.