Are you itching to get out in the winter for a ride, but don't know where to ride?  Please join us for a winter social ride at a great place that many people may not be aware of in Castle Rock, WA.  This trail system, also known as "Growlers",has over 40 miles of single track for all levels.  We will have a number of tour guides to lead groups of all levels (fast to moderate paced) and a woman's group.  

We are going to have two meeting places: one will be a carpool at the Salmon Creek park and ride in Vancouver, and the other will be at the rest stop in Castle Rock.  Below are the details where to meet and what to expect. If you are familiar with Growlers and want to just meet us at the gate and the end of Growlers Gulch road, please be dressed and ready to ride by 10am.  We will ride for about 3 hours, then will go to Porky's in Longview for great beer and food afterwards.  

When: Saturday February 8th 10am

Where:  Growlers - Castle Rock, WA (parking at the gate at the end of Growlers Gulch Road - map)

8:30am Carpool: Vancouver Salmon Creek Park and Ride (we will leave by 8:30am sharp, so be there early!) map

9:30am Castle Rock rest stop (also known as Lions Pride Park):  Take exit 48 off I-5 (Huntington Ave) and go left for approximately 1/2 mile.  Park is on the left.  We'll meet near the bathrooms and caravan from there.  map

10am: Group assignments and wheels up.  

2pm:  Post ride beers and burgers at Porky's in Longview.  This place has great food and a killer beer selection.  561 Industrial Way, Longview, WA 98632  (360) 636-1616

Ride groups:  Faster pace, Moderate pace, slower pace, Women's group.  Please choose the group that best suits your riding pace and ability.

Please RSVP so we know how many group leaders to get and indicate which ride group you would like to ride in: andyc@nw-trail.org

Price: $0.00

Winter Group ride Cancelled due to snow storm.

Watch Facebook, Newsletter, or NWTA calendar for reschedule details.  Probably do something in March.  Stay tuned!

Leader volunteer, park'n ride at SC closed


I'd be happy to lead a moderate-paced, Enduro-oriented group.

the park & ride in salmon creek is closed, but there is one off 99th street. It is behind the McDonald's, West of the freeway.


Winter Group ride

There is a new Park and Ride that opened a couple of years ago when the old one off I-5 closed.  It is just west of I-5 a couple of blocks.  Here is the address. 

Northeast 136th Street
Salmon Creek, WA 98685