Day 1 – Redmond to Skykomish
Redmond to Skykomish – 58 miles
After enjoying a wonderful catered breakfast the group leaves HYATT house Redmond at 8:30 for the Cascade Mountain foothills. Leaving the urban area, cyclists enjoy riding up the Snoqualmie River valley to Monroe and the first sag stop.
From there the route follows a winding country road to Sultan, a gold rush camp in the early 1870s, where it joins State Route 2. From Sultan, the road continues through several smaller towns: Startup, Goldbar, Index, Baring and Grotto. Along the way enjoy a quick stop at the Index Latte Stand for a great pick me up & a fun tradition.
The end of the first day’s ride is at Skykomish where you can relax in anticipation of the next day’s climb up Steven’s Pass.