My recent relocation to the Pacific Northwest has left me scrambling to find new trails and, for the most part, I’ve come up empty.
I mean, there’s always the mountain bike books that show the 6 – 20 mile rides. And there’s always Google Maps to help you scout some fire roads. But I’ve been on the look-out for a long-distance route within striking distance of home. And, up until a few weeks ago, I’ve come up empty.
Then I discovered the WaMBR—a preliminary route running through the Cascades from Canada to Oregon. It’s the brain-child of Brian Dunnington and it’s quite brilliant. He’s done a lot of study to get a preliminary route. So far it looks good. Of course, there will be a lot of tweaking and verifying and figuring out going forward, but it looks promising.
To get a closer look at it, download the Google Earth .KML file.