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  1. Hi Becky,

    Thank you for this post! Super helpful. What do you think about doing the route the opposite direction? Everything I see online seems to indicate doing it West to East.

    1. Hi Liz! You could definitely do it in the opposite direction. I do think the rougher sections would be a bit more challenging going east to west and some of the hills will be steeper, especially on the Peninsula.

  2. I was really looking forward to reading this. I lasted about 5 minutes, bit got frustrated with so many pop-up ads.

    1. Hi Steve – sorry you didn’t have a good experience. However, I put an incredible amount of time into these blog posts so that others can go out and enjoy similar adventures. Do I like having ads on my site? No, I don’t. But they provide enough income so that I can continue doing what I’m doing (offering these guides for free!) and hopefully inspiring others to get out and explore the world on two wheels. Cheers.

  3. The character of the route changes completely – again – after Ritzville, and riding through the Palouse to Tekoa was one of the highlights of XWA for me. The P2C is not so bad on that stretch.

    1. Thanks for that insight, Matt! Glad to know that the trail gets better past Ritzville 🙂 I would love to go back and finish the two sections I missed because it sounds like they are both highlights

  4. Next time I recommend spending some time on the trails around Ellensburg. I think you\’d like e.g. the "Mark Brewer" trails. Some of the mountain biking in eastern WA is pretty good, like around Kennewick (e.g. Badger Mountain) and Pullman (e.g. Steptoe Canyon), but I know those places are a bit off the route.

    1. Eastern Washington is on my places to mountain bike for sure! I know about the trails around Wenatchee, but I wasn\’t aware that there is singletrack around Ellensburg, so thanks! Spokane is supposed to be rad, too

  5. Very enjoyable reading, detailed and entertaining. Pictures are stunning and I’m sure it was even more stunning in person. What a great adventure!!

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