Looking for a big ride without driving to the mountain? Kelley Hinkle has just the thing for you – Kelley’s Big-Ass Loop, AKA KBAL.
Hinkle may appear to be a cuddly, Santa-like person. Check the ride route he has designed and you will understand why we call him the White-Bearded Satan.
I did a portion of this recently and it was 14 miles. Guessing the entire enchilada would be over 20 with about 3,000 feet of climbing. Just reading the description makes me cramp.
- Cousin Eddy
- Cross the road and climb Beauty
- Shooter to Trail of Tears; bear right
- Frosty Balls
- Jeep Trail
- Creek Trail
- Without a Paddle and Double-Over (right on gravel)
- Alder spur road
- Legacy (climb it clockwise)
- Trust Me
- Watershed and out
How hard could it be?