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Bicycling / Cycling in Mission Ridge Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Route length:
24mi/38.6km
Elevation gain:
4000ft/1219m
Wenatchee is the largest city of Chelan County, located in North Central Washington and lies on the west side of the Columbia River. The city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley's many apple cultivations.

Mission Ridge route starts from S Mission Str. in Wenatchee Town and it ends on Mission Ridge Ski Area. It is 24 mi/38.6 km long, out and back, with an elevation gain of 4000 ft/1219 m. The difficulty level of this ride is in Hors Category, suitable only for advanced riders.

The average gradient of the terrain is at 7% and the maximum at 11%. The road goes mostly uphill and it is well traveled by cars, so cyclists should be careful. It is a wonderful, long ride, with some technical difficulties and a good physical condition is required.

You will ride through dense forest and amazing mountain views that lead you up in the Mission Ridge mountain Ski Area. Mission Ridge Route is a challenging ride for bicycle enthusiasts to escape the city and take a deep, refreshing breath of fresh, clean mountain air. Don’t forget to take water with you.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Seattle
145mi/233km, 2hours and 23min
Head East on I-90 E and take exit 85 to WA-970 N towards Wenatchee. Turn left on WA-10/WA-970 and enter US-2 E/US-97 N and continue towards N Wenatchee Ave.
BY CAR FROM Wenatchee
2.6mi/4km, 6mins
From S Wenatchee Ave drive southeast towards Chechalis Str, turn right on Crawford Ave and take the first left turn on S. Mission St.
BY AIR
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town
BY TRAIN

From downtown Seattle, not far from the airport, the King Street Train Station is a perfect way to get to Wenatchee. The station offers an enclosed waiting area, with restrooms, ATM and a ticket office. It is located at 303 South Jackson Street.

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