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History of the Backside Ride

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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?”

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