Conditions Updated 9/1/16
A nicely climbing ride to start your season with beautiful sweeping vistas at top. From town, a quick 3 mile jaunt up Twin Lakes Rd. to Patterson Lake Rd. From there, about 6 miles uphill gets you to the Lodge and views.
An easy 14 mile loop connecting East and West Chewuch Roads looking down at the beautiful Chewuch River. For longer option, continue past bridge on West Chewuch Rd., on Road 151 to Andrews Creek for a 50 mile roundtrip. West Chewuch chip sealed on August 30 so beware of loose gravel.
A fairly strenuous climb that is well worth the effort for the outstanding views and epic descent. 65 miles roundtrip from Winthrop or 30 miles roundtrip from Mazama.
Winthrop South to Twisp + Carlton
Enjoy some lightly traveled side roads that parallel Hwy 20 south. Take East County Road south of Winthrop 9 miles to Twisp. Take the Twisp-Carlton Road 10 miles further south to Carlton.
Twisp River Road
Head up the gently climbing Twisp River Road for 14 miles to pavement end past agricultural farms, open fields and forests, all with spectacular views of the Twisp River and surrounding mountains.
Tour de Okanogan
Tough climbs, breathtaking decents and great terrain for riding this 105 mile loop. From Winthrop, take East County Road to Twisp, follow Hwy 20 over Loup Loup Pass and descend toward Malott. Take a right on the B&O Road through Malott toward Old Hwy 97. Take a right and ride until Old Hwy 97 meets Hwy 97, keep going until Pateros. Cross the Methow River and turn right up Hwy 153. Stay on Hwy 153 until you can take side roads: Gold Creek Loop, Twisp-Carlton Rd, East County Rd. Not feeling quite up to the whole ride? Use the new Okanogan County TranGO bus service to shorten the ride.
A great road ride is along the West Chewuch Road to Andrews Creek. It’s 25 miles paved road along the Chewuch River with spectacular scenery, little traffic, and not too much climbing. For a nice moderate mountain bike ride, try the Twisp River trail. It's a gorgeous trail along the river drainage that’s not too ambitious but is quite beautiful.
The Shimano Clicker pedals are great pedals for people that aren’t as technical. They have a light spring, wide platform and are easier to get in and out of.