**CANCELLED** Kirkland - Duvall Loop
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Please note: During COVID-19 restrictions, all Free Group Rides are limited in the number of allowed participants. Registration for the ride (using the red “Register Now” button above) is REQUIRED to participate. If you decide not to ride, please unregister for this ride so that an additional spot will be made available to another.
Face coverings (for mouth and nose) are required when the group makes extended stops. Face coverings are recommended for the duration of the ride. Please bring personal hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and tissues for use at rest stops.
We will observe current social distancing guidelines when off the bike, and strive to maintain at least 10-12ft separation between riders when on the bike.
To stay in shape during the winter months, join us for a ride from South Kirkland Park & Ride on a 52 mile route at a Brisk pace of 17-18mph (on flats with no wind)!
Starting from the Park and Ride, we'll make our way West through Bridle Trails, cross over into Redmond and then climb up into Trilogy and then down into Duvall for a coffee break. We will then make our North way through scenic Snoqualmie Valley all the way to Cathcart. On the way back we'll go through Woodinville, over Winery Hill and finish with a quick climb over Market Street. We'll limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 MPH).
Let's meet at the South Kirkland Park and Ride, lower parking lot, at 8:45am for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 9:00am.
Climbing: Occurs at your own pace. If you want to go ahead of the Ride Leader, confirm with the Ride Leader where the safe climb regrouping point is. The regroup points are marked on the RWGPS route, linked below.
Regroup/Togetherness Criteria: This is a "Stay Together" ride. That means we will stay together. However, you should have a way back should you or your bike fail due any of the following (but not all-inclusive) things to consider:
- Significant or unserviceable mechanical issues.
- Not being able to maintain the advertised pace (speed and effort).
Restrooms are NOT available at the start. The first restroom is at 60 Acres Park at mile 9. We will stop for coffee at mile 20.5 (Duvall - Greatful Bread Coffee, which also has a restroom). Optional restroom stop at Maltby Community Park at mile 35.
Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.
Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.
We hope you can join us!
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