That's right, you read that correctly. New this year, Intrinsic Flow will be offering shuttle service on Chuckanut! If you're an avid mountain biker and you're not familiar with the trails on Chuckanut, then you're in for a real treat. Chuckanut is the only shuttleable trail system in Bellingham, but man, is it's a doozie! With nearly 1800' of elevation loss between the Cyrus Gates Overlook and Chuckanut drive, there is plenty of challenging, scenic trail in between to keep you jazzed about riding there. And starting in April of 2018, Intrinsic Flow will be doing shuttles and guiding in the park! For riders (and hikers!), this means it will be easier than ever to access this amazingly beautiful mountain.
Intrinsic Flow is a local company and we love trails! Expect to see Mike Storm and friends throwing lots of dirt around on Chuckanut to keep conditions prime. In the first 2 months of 2018 alone, Intrinsic Flow has already invested 105 hours! Work will continue until conditions get too dry for shaping.
Normal operating season will be from March until end of October with typical weather.
2 Ways to Ride!
3-Pack Pass or Punch Card
Intrinsic Flow Chuckanut Shuttles are scheduled in groups of 3, meaning there are 3 trips (scheduled fairly close together) that go from the bottom to top of Chuckanut ridge. We call this a 3-Pack. If you look at the calendar below, you'll see start times for each 3-Pack in green. With this in mind you can either buy a:
This will give you 3 consecutive hours of shuttling for a total of 3 shuttle runs to the top. Note: Customers have approximately 30 minutes to get from the top of Double Diamond Trail (Cyrus Gates Overlook) to the bottom of Double Down (Lost Lake Parking Lot). This should be a reasonable amount of time for an intermediate level rider to make it down without stopping with time to spare. Cost is $33 for a 3-Pack Pass. Scroll down to the calendar at the bottom of the page and choose your start time for a 3-Pack Pass.
This is the option with the greatest flexibility. With the punch card you get a total of 8 shuttle rides that you can use any time the shuttle is running. Saturdays the van will be doing pick ups in the Lost Lake/Clayton Beach parking lot at 9am, 9:55am, 10:45am, 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm. Sundays the van will be in the lot at 1pm, 1:55pm and 2:45pm. Once you've purchased your card, just show up in the lot and catch your ride! If weather looks threatening check Shuttle Additions and Cancelations to confirm that the shuttle is running. Cost is $64 for an 8 shuttle Punch Card. Click on the "Buy Now" button below to buy your yours!
NOTE: Punchcards are good until the end of October when the regular shuttle schedule ends.
Shuttle Pick-Up Times
Expect the van in the Lost Lake/Clayton Beach Lot at the times below unless weather or an event prohibits it. If you have a 3-Pack Pass reserved, you will be notified of any issues via email or phone. Punch Card riders should check should check "Shuttle Additions and Cancellations" below to confirm shuttles are running.
Saturday 9 - 3pm
Morning 3-Pack: 9am, 9:55am, 1045am
Afternoon 3-Pack: 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm
Sunday 1 - 3pm
Afternoon 3-Pack: 1pm, 1:55pm, 2:45pm
Shuttle Additions & Cancellations
Punch Card Riders check here before you ride!
We hate to do it. And we do take cancelations seriously. But we do reserve the right to cancel shuttles for weather or events on the mountain that would conflict with shuttling. This would include road closures due to races at the park or road damage. We don’t cancel for rain, but we will cancel for winds forecasted for 15mph or more due to safety concerns. If you bought a 3 Pack Pass (with the calendar below), you’ll be emailed in the event of a cancellation. If you’re using a Punchcard, check here before you show up to the lot.
Saturday - Forecast is for rain and wind up to 13mph. Shuttle should be running with normal schedule.
Sunday - Forecast is for rain and wind up to 14mph. Shuttle should be running with normal schedule. Check back Sunday morning for any updates.
Have you signed the waiver yet? If not, print it, sign it and bring it to your first shuttle or tour.