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Old 07-09-09, 06:55 PM   #1
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Biking in Lacey, WA

I am applying to transfer to Saint Martin's University and I was wondering if any of you were around there or knew of any clubs that are over there. I am trying to pick up the pace on road biking and would like to find people to ride with. Thanks for the help guys!
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Old 09-05-09, 11:31 AM   #2
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bump.......I was just wondering if anyone from lacey is on the board.....I am over here now and wondering if there is anyone who could show me some good training routes that lead off of campus....ty
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I lived in Olympia years ago. I wasn't cycling much then and I can't really recommend any specific routes but I will say that in general if you can get west of Oly then you can probably string together any number of roads. Also try East Bay Drive up to Boston Harbor, around Fishtrap Loop, then back down Libby Road. There is also a trail that runs North/South from Boston Harbor to Lacey that comes out onto Martin Way. The name escapes me.

It might also be worth exploring down towards Yelm. I have never ridden that way but there is lots of open road East as well. I think it might be more congested getting there though.

I'd also hit up any LBS in the area you can Google and see what they recommend.
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Here's a link to the Thurston County bike map site - tells you where to pick one up.

http://www.trpc.org/programs/transportation/bike%2Bmap/
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There are 2 clubs/teams I know of in the Lacey/Olympia area. They're a great group of people to meet and ride with. Lots of areas to ride and explore. Check out their websites for info and getting a hold of someone =>

Capitol Bicycling Club: http://www.capitalbicycleclub.org/index.htm

Valley Athletic Club race team: http://www.cbcracing.org/sponsors.php
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Thank you for all of the replies, I am definately going to keep those ideas in mind
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I did the chehalis railroad trail- it was fun.
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Capital Bicycling Club has great rides on Tuesday, Thursday nights and Saturday mornings.
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There are some nice rail trails in your area. Chelais-Western, Yelm-Tenino. Check them out at Trail Link.

<http://www.traillink.com/ViewTrail.aspx?AcctID=6055716>
<http://www.traillink.com/ViewTrail.aspx?AcctID=6031390>
<http://www.traillink.com/ViewTrail.aspx?AcctID=6055707>
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All of the trails above are flat. Not sayin' this is bad, by any means. The East Bay turns into Boston Harbor route has some hills, but I'd call them rolling at most, with a couple short climbs if you go all the way out to Boston Harbor. I haven't been out to Fish Trap on my bike, because it's chipseal, and I despise that chipseal. Adding it will add some nice miles, as well as provide decent scenery.
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