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REI store mountain bike testing trail

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

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Latitude
47.619934057434314
Longitude
-122.32993125915527
Trail Directions
get to downtown Seattle, find the REI store, the trailhead starts approximately 20 yards outside the store, next to the little espresso cart.
Trail Length
approximately 65 yards
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Gravel Path
City/County
Seattle
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
September 2, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: JradKbad ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I rode this trail back in 1996 when I was about 12. It was pretty sweet then, but now I am shamed.



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Review Date
April 25, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: nightrider76 ,  Racer

Summary:
this trail is fricken sick, do not attempt this ride unless you are hardcore. endless technical rippin descent. any expert to pro level riders wanting to test their skills should check this one out

Recommended Route:
from the top. bring plenty of water. get ready to shred

Other recommended trails in the same area:
tri cities



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Review Date
November 1, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: ioscope ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
poop this trail is not banked, it has no obstacles, the gravel is too slippery. stop reading this now

Recommended Route:
across the street under the overpass with a shovel and some water. to build a real trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
going through downtown is kinda fun. stairs alleys etc.



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Review Date
June 11, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mikita , from San Francisco

Summary:
This is a paved singletrack ride right in the heart of downtown Seattle. It is the REI customer product-testing trail which starts right next to the little espresso cart. The trail is approximately 65 yards long, and is quite an aerobic challenge if you put in 100 laps or so! One added benefit of this trail is that if you don't have a mountain bike, the bikes are free to test-ride, and you get then right next to the trailhead inside the REI store! Technical challenges include the possibility of colliding with pedestrians trying to get into and out of the store, and being knocked over by beginner mountain bikers who are also testing bikes on this trail. There is some fine scenery in the form of fake rocks, an espresso cart, some kind of fake pond or waterfall or something, and a few trees and bushes along the trail. But the proximity of the espresso cart makes this a must-ride singletrack for the Seattle area!

Recommended Route:
Follow the directional signs, for the added technical challenge of dodging/colliding with REI customers who are testing new hiking boots or mountain bikes, ride it backwards.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wal*Mart parking lot in Tacoma, for technical urban riding.



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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)
 


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