Monthly Challenges

May 2024 Monthly Destination

Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail Head

Welcome to the warmer weather of May, Family! For no other reason than it’s a fantastic ride, this month’s D is to Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trailhead in North Bend. Get a shot of you, your bike and the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Sign shown in the photo. If you’re coming off I-90 East, you’ll have no issue with getting to Middle Fork Road via 468th Avenue on the edge of North Bend. 

If you come East from North Bend on North Bend Way, do NOT take your GPS instructions to turn onto SE 140th Street in Tanner.  I speak from experience in saying a bagger doesn’t like the steep gravel incline which the road turns into quickly*.  Just stay on North Bend Way until you come to a T in the road at TA Travel Center.   * For those of you with Pan Americans, ride your ride. 

You might be asking, “Why would I be coming from North Bend, Griff?” Because there’s a GREAT greasy spoon there called Twede’s Café.  It’s well worth the wait for a table; but do plan on a wait.  While standing idle, you might check out their Twin Peaks TV show memorabilia which made Twede’s famous.

Take a photo of yourself, your bike, and the Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest Sign to be entered for a chance to win one of two $40 gift cards at this May's Chapter meeting on Saturday, May 25th, 2024.

No need to be present to win.

Post your photo on the ES HOG Facebook page or submit it via email to [email protected].



- Griff, Head Road Captain


The monthly challenge is a local (or not) place that you ride to every month. Everyone who makes the trek has their name put into a drawing. The drawing is pulled at the monthly chapter meeting and the winner gets an Eastside Harley Gift Card. While winning a giftcard is cool, having an excuse to get out and ride by yourself or with others to a place you've never been is priceless.


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Due to fires in Skykomish area, and RT 2 closing, This location was subsituted about mid-month.

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