Gazzam Lake mountain biking

At the start of the ride, getting some ground rules straight, such as yielding to walkers and runners (and horses).

At the start of the ride, getting some ground rules straight, such as yielding to walkers and runners (and horses).

Gazzam Lake is a mostly double-track trail with no technical sections. There are some roots, some single-track, and some gravely hills – the perfect spot to test out a young guy’s proficiency on his bike when riding solo. There are a lot of walkers and dogs, but that also provides an opportunity to practice trail courtesy. For older kids or an adult outing, you could tack on Peter’s trail to get down to Lynwood for yogurt, pizza and/or beer, then head back uphill (retracing your route) to the parking area at Gazzam (or shuttle back if you staged a car in Lynwood). Check out the BIParks.org website for directions.

A sweet little meadow along the wooded way. The entire ride is about 5K. We did a couple loops and spent about an hour on the trail.

A sweet little meadow along the wooded way. The entire ride is about 5K. We did a couple loops and spent about an hour on the trail.

Dave hooking up all four bikes to the carrier. I think this carrier gets high marks for usability. And it swings out of the way easily so I can get in the trunk.

Dave hooking up all four bikes to the carrier. I think this carrier (a Yakima SwingDaddy) gets high marks for usability. And it swings out of the way easily so I can get in the trunk.

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