Snoqualmie Valley (photo by Mike Hanney)

The Snoqualmie Valley-archive

The Snoqualmie Valley is a farming and timber-producing region located along the Snoqualmie River in Western Washington, United States. The valley stretches from the confluence of the three forks of the river at North Bend to the confluence of the Snoqualmie River and the Skykomish River, forming the Snohomish River at Monroe. This stretch of the river includes Snoqualmie Falls. Towns in the valley are North Bend, Snoqualmie, Preston, Fall City, Carnation, and Duvall.

Hops were the major crop of this region in the late 19th century. This land is now home to over 20 local farms that work together to bring all kinds of fresh produce to the surrounding areas. The farm roads, with surrounding views of the snow capped Cascades mountain range, provide a serene and peaceful location for road cycling.

The Snoqualmie Forest located north of Snoqualmie and North Bend is an active tree farm owned by Campbell Global. Recreational permits for motorized and non-motorized vehicles are available for $50 a year. This is a favorite destination for our cross country mountain bike and gravel bike riders looking for a bit of off-road adventure.

Running the entire length of the valley is the Snoqualmie Valley Trail (SVT). Formerly part of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad that linked Everett to the mid West via the Cascades, the trail is now another gravel favorite where riders are treated to numerous trestle crossings, historic towns, mountain views, wildlife, and a roaring waterfall.

Mountain bikers enjoy several local destinations including Told MacDonald Park to the north of the valley, Tokul East and Tokul West to the east of the SVT between Fall City and North Bend. The Snoqualmie Ridge area links up with the SVT, Fall City and Tokul East via the back side of the Snoqualmie Ridge Trails, Lake Alice Road, and Se 39th Place.

The valley is the ancestral home of the Snoqualmie people. The name Snoqualmie comes from the native word for “Moon the Transformer” and originates in the creation myth of the Snoqualmie people.

Trail Maps

Tolt MacDonald Park

Tokul East 

Tokul West

Snoqualmie Ride Trails

Mount Si from SE David Powell Rd, Snoqualmie Valley (photo by Mike Hanney)

About Us-archive 3.7.18

SVVC is a bicycle club dedicated to community, adventure, fitness and safety. From beginners who want to learn to ride, to seasoned racers and adventure cyclists. SVVC welcomes anyone and everyone.

Making friends, enjoying time together, telling stories, sharing ideas, and helping the community are core values of SVVC. Our events create great memories, and our inclusive community focus make the joy of riding a bicycle an even greater experience. We’re always looking for new members, and we have a number of volunteer opportunities as well.

We are an evolving group of cyclists who ride or compete in a number of disciplines including Road, Mountain, Cyclocross, BMX, and Adventure Touring. We are mainly a recreational ride club, not a race team, our group is comprised of cyclists of all types and interests: from kids learning to ride, or groups out enjoying a tour, to highly competitive racing individuals and teams competing in and outside of the state.

  • Volunteering at community activities
  • Hosting a range of cycling events from club rides to large scale events
  • Advocating responsible cycling, safety, and fitness
  • Connecting the community to our sponsors

Our mission is to create a bicycling community which helps develop and support all levels of recreational, adventure, and competitive cyclists, with the goal to grow the sport and connect to the community through advocacy, education, fitness and adventure.
From BMX to Cycle Cross, Mountain Bike to Road, riders of all disciplines are represented in our club roster. We also strive whenever possible to give back to the community with public events, kids programs, and support of cycling overall.

Coming up for 2018

  • Tour de Peaks ride is coming back
  • Gigantic Bike Festival will be back, starting and ending at Meadowbrook.
  • We’re expanding the training aspect, specifically using Zwift.
  • More bonding opportunities, like music, fishing, hiking, skiing.
  • Bike/fish trips into the backcountry.
  • Tons of more gravel riding, more sufferfests, more scenic pleasure rides, more long solo rides without Strava turned on, more perfect singletrack and most definitely more cowbell! Hup! Hup!
  • New member-led club rides
  • Discounts on select vendors
  • Zwift group rides
  • Theme rides, pub runs, wine tasting runs, more to come…
  • Club sponsored events

Meet The Board

Jeff Scott

Co-founder, Director

Lifelong passion for cycling including adventure touring, racing (road, cx, mtn). Raced in 300+ events over last 30 years, most memorable in the 7 stage Casper Classic.

Bike touring started as a teen including Pacific Coast, solo crossing North America, tours in Canada, Europe, rides in India. Coordinated the DarWin (Darrington to Winthrop) group cycling event which ran for 10 years, and which will return again.

Taught spin at Mt Si Sports for a decade, and coached developing racers in Criterium and Road. Spending winter training on the Zwift indoor platform, which I highly recommend.

Plans to develop the PromoteCycling.com hobby into my next day job. Love the Snoqualmie Valley and the SVVC.

Ride on!!
– Jeff

 

Andrew Leon

Co-founder, Director

The Snoqualmie Valley is as good as it gets for all cyclist. Even my love for the road can’t deny the desire to pull out my cross and mountain bike to explore the wonderful trails and wilderness we live in. After spending nearly a decade exploring our valley, I am honored to be one of the founding members of this club – having helped run many aspects over the years. My vision was always centered around something that helps bring us together to share this passion and tying it back to the community that we treasure.

My long tenure racing, commuting into the city, building relationships in the community, and exploring the valley will help guide the club and our rides. I am always open to lending training or racing advice and I am always appreciative of those that can show us new routes as there is so much to explore.

– Andrew

 

Scott Davis

C0-founder, Director

Been on two wheels for 40 years. Like a lot of cyclist, I fell in love with riding at a very early age. There is an indescribable freedom on two wheels. My early passion helped me get into racing in high school and later, the collegiate level. My most memorable road race was a Time Trial in the Tri-Cities. Most epic MTB adventure was a 12hour ride, lost half the time, around Priest Lake, ID and my craziest crash was a high speed decent on Silver Mountain, first time I actually road over another rider at 40+mph. With the exception of tire tracks across his back, Mark was fine.

The Snoqualmie Valley has been home for 16+ years now. The access to outdoor activities and the people will keep us here for the foreseeable future.

When it comes to the club, SVVC means a lot to me personally. SVVC itself is relatively new and, like me, has aspirations for doing more in our community to promote cycling, raise awareness and continue our best efforts to be a great contributor to our Valley community. Through the club’s efforts, my hope is that we can inspire more people to embrace the sport of cycling, grab that helmet, go ride and push yourself.

My role with the club is taking care of the back office by managing the finances, insurance, USAC affiliation and whatever else falls into the category of operations.

Hope to see you out on the road or on the trail!

– Scott

 

Eric Norris

Director, sweeper, water bottle fetcher

I started riding again in 2008 after ACL surgery and it was not pretty. I was 50 lbs. heavier and I couldn’t climb anything – one look at the top of a hill and it was bonk-city. I finally started getting over the hump while training for a 1-day solo STP attempt which was successful.
Fast-forward to 2016 and I have done centuries, double centuries, tough backcountry gran fondos, triathlons, road races, cyclocross races, I even joined a bike club, and now am on its board. It’s been an amazing ride and I am really enjoying this.

Now I try to ride gravel as much as possible to get off of the roads and we have some great gravel in the Valley. The nature trip right out our back doors never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Just hearing my cleats click in is like music to my ears and my soul.

My wife Malinda and I grew up in Seattle, and moved to Snoqualmie in 2010 and absolutely love living here. I have been coming out here since there was a stoplight on I-90 in downtown North Bend.

Being part of this club has been a great experience, I’ve met a whole new world of cool and like-minded people. I continue to get dropped by some very accomplished riders and it’s all good. I’m getting stronger all the time and am light years better than just a few years ago.

Looking forward to helping this club evolve and grow into 2017.

– Eric

Mt Rainier from Grass Mountain

Sponsors and Perks-archive

SnoValley VeloClub perks includes club shirt, access to big team discounts on many brands, club events, team rides, and the ability to purchase team gear through our deal with Primal to support looking good and promoting our sponsors.

No Boat Brewery (*New Title Sponsor) – funding for infrastructure, overall discounts and gathering space
www.noboatbrewing.com

NW Bicycles (*New sponsor. Kevin Flynn)

  • Free install on parts purchased from your shop (you can determine if/what any discount on the parts cost)
  • VIP service (either one free per year or we can charge $20 per use)
  • Annual buy a bike discount (optional if you can work something out)
  • How-to events (i.e. how to change a tire)

www.northwestbicycle.com

Peaks Sports and Spine Physical Therapy (*New sponsor) – Offering complimentary pre-injury screenings and hosting workshops and clinics
www.peaksportsandspinept.com

John Duggan (Cycling Attorney) – John Duggan is here to help us with the reality of when things go wrong.
www.dugganbikelaw.com/

Compass Adventure (Luke Talbot) – supporting sponsor, premier outdoor adventure camp and guide service for Snoqualmie Valley. Luke and his team can show you around on foot, bike, water, and beyond. 10% discount on all services. www.compassoutdoor.org

PromoteCycling (Jeff Scott/Eric Norris) – supporting sponsor, organizes major events. PromoteCycling is all about creating space to unlock your potential – to get fit, enjoy outdoor adventures and share experience with nature and others. www.promotecycling.com

Clearwater School – supporting sponsor, liberating kids since 1996 as part of the Sudbury Valley School promise. K-12. Run democratically, ensuring each student’s voice is heard and valued. Graduates move into their adult lives self-confident, articulate, resourceful and motivated. Where school isn’t practice, it’s real life. www.clearwaterschool.org

Snoqualmie Valley Kids Dentist, Snoqualmie Ridge – supporting sponsor, specializes in treating children thru adolescence. 10% off all treatment fees. www.snoqualmievalleykidsdentist.com

Gianfranco Italian Restaurant, Snoqualmie – supporting sponsor. No discounts www.gianfrancosnoqualmie.com

Cannella Creative – supporting sponsor.

The Healing Garden Massage Therapy (Heather Ryan LMP), North Bend. Supporting sponsor. 10% discount on sport massage and craniosacral therapy services, strong focus on overall health. www.TheHealingGardenMassage.com

The Bindlestick Coffee, Snoqualmie – discounts include 20% off Coffee and $1 off beer – bottles and draft! www.thebindlestick.com

Primal Wear, founded in 1992, has emerged as the leading designer and manufacturer of premier cycling apparel for teams, clubs and events around the world. Primal is committed to the progression of cycling for all abilities and dedicated to promoting and sponsoring events that benefit people’s lives. www.primalwear.com

 

Club Info-archive

Welcome to SVVC! In support of young riders, anybody under 18 years old is free!

Don’t forget, after you get signed up for the club, make sure to join the Snovalley Velo Club Rides Facebook Group to stay informed of all club ride start times, and meeting locations, and our SVVC Strava Club.

 

Pricing is simple:
$35 / year for you
$15 for each additional family member
*Under 18 is free! Adults – please sign waiver for minors.)

 

What you get

  • Club shirt
  • Group ride calendar and notifications access
  • Club events
  • Deals through our sponsors
  • Access to big team discounts on many vendors
  • Training programs
  • Primal kit pricing deal

Join here