Description The Women on Wheels (WoW) 20 Social Route Barns West is approximately 19 miles long, all Read more [...]
Max elevation: 230 ft
Total climbing: 709 ft
Total descent: -712 ft
Route Category: Road Bike
The Women on Wheels (WoW) 6 MiniHill Route Brigadoon is approximately 15 miles long, all on paved surfaces – roads and the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT). All Women on Wheels regular rides begin and end at the Dungeness Audubon Center in Railroad Bridge Park, at the end of W. Hendrickson Rd. in Sequim.
This can be an active area with cyclists, walkers, dogs, birders, and all sorts of visitors on any day. Many times, though, you’ll have it to yourself. It’s just the luck of the draw. Due to this activity, preferred parking (if you drive in), is either in the bus lot on the west side of the road just before entering the park, or in the lot on the east side of the road just at the entrance. The park is open dawn to dusk. The Olympic Discovery Trail passes through the park over Railroad Bridge.
This short moderately hilly route is ideal for a brief challenge when you’re pressed for time. We follow the ODT out of the park east to N. 5th Ave. Spring is especially lovely here when the cherry trees are all in bloom.
At the intersection of Evans Rd. and Sequim-Dungeness Way, use caution on this northward turn. Traffic can be fast and heavy, and the sight line to the south is obstructed by the rise in the road.
Follow Sequim-Dungeness Way out to Brigadoon Blvd. If you’re a really strong rider, you won’t have to change gears to reach the top. However you get there, pause at the crest and enjoy the delightful clear weather views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca peppered with the Gulf and San Juan Islands, and the looming majesty of Mt. Baker off to the northeast.
The rolling descent brings you back to Sequim-Dungeness Way where you’ll head south for the next little treat. A turn to the west on Woodcock Rd. provides great views of Klahhane Ridge off to the southwest and other Olympic peaks and valleys.
Enjoy the open spaces before turning north on Kirner Rd. which brings you to a short sharp uphill, in turn leading to another nice vista from the descent on Simpson Rd.
After returning via Kirner Rd. to Woodcock Rd., turn west to Towne Rd. to follow the route back to Railroad Bridge Park.
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