The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi79° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo53° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi78° Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo53° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi76° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo48° Mostly Cloudy

Friday

Hi70° Slight Chance Showers then Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo46° Mostly Cloudy

Saturday

Hi64° Slight Chance Showers

History of the Backside Ride

Send to Kindle
Print This

It can be a very long cold day when you’re on the ski patrol at Mission Ridge. There’s a significant amount of down time just sitting in the shack at the top of the mountain and waiting for the call to duty to help a skier in need. Thoughts can drift to other seasons and other adventures, especially when it’s the coldest day of the winter. Such was the case during the winter of 1989 when Terry Van Dorien posed the question to his co-workers and friends, “Do you think we can ride our mountain bikes from the parking lot of Mission Ridge up and over to Ellensburg?”

View my options or Sign in