It’s Downhill All the Way on This Pleasant Bike Ride

You have to love a bike ride that loses 1,000 vertical feet and feels like the wind is behind you the whole way. When does that ever happen?

During a trip to Leavenworth, Wash., the SkiZer got a drop-off at Coles Corner, near Lake Wenatchee (thanks Mrs. SkiZer). The SkiZer then rode to the town of Plain, managed one 800-foot climb over Big Beaver Hill, and then cruised downhill into Leavenworth.

Total distance: about 22 miles, falling 1,000 vertical feet from the starting point.

A farmer’s market in Plain.
Customers buy produce at the Plain farmer’s market.
Big Beaver Hill was the only challenging portion of the ride.
SkiZer rides the Chumstick Highway from Plain to Leavenworth.
Arrival in Leavenworth.

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