July 11, 2016
Ensure you understand the difference between singletracks definition of easy and beginner. This is as others have described. It is easy, but aerobically challenging. Be ready to hike/push a bike. If you do not bike much, I would recommend that the family ride at least causally ride two weeks prior in order to take this ride on. Great teaching event, while riding those two weeks, I would discuss and practice the skill climbing, changing gears, downhilling, and breaking -- both pavement and gravel. Great family ride, great scenery, and a great way to learn how to go through the gears. We will go again and do recommend it to other families.
By the way no cars are allowed beyond the parking area (see photo of car and trail head), therefore you can use the entire road when riding without fear of an oncoming car.