Hailed as the Evergreen state, Washington offers outdoorsy residents an array of activities to enjoy. King County Parks partners with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and Progression Cycle to promote mountain biking at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.
With over 2 million residents in King County, Parks Director Kevin Brown is committed to providing the best riding experience for a growing cyclist community.
“One of the great things about this region is the proximity to trails – both road and mountain bike trails – to the general public that has led to the growth and interest in cycling in the region,” Kevin said.
With incredible beauty at Duthie Hill Park, riders share windy trails, unpredictable terrain and tremendous infrastructure for an adrenaline-pumping ride. Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Executive Director Yvonne Kraus’ team are leaders in the community and are working to preserve the access to the trails and advocating for more ridership.
“We started in 1989 as an organization to address the fact that trails were being closed to mountain bikers,” Yvonne said. “I can’t imagine a better place to live when it comes to bike culture.”
Progression Cycle also does its part by creating an inviting atmosphere by building rapport with customers to understand their wants and needs in order to make appropriate recommendations.