**CANCELLED** Midweek Tune-Up (7+ Hills Kirkland)


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Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
South Kirkland Park and Ride
10610 NE 38th Place
Kirkland, WA 98033
Contact Information: 
David Gregg
40 miles
Elevation Gain: 
3,000 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Fitness / Health

Join us for some social climbing on a variation of the classic "7 Hills of Kirkland" course.  

Be ready to ride near the back (East) end of the South Kirkland Park and Ride at 10:00; we'll start the required pre-ride briefing at that time, and ride when the briefing is done. If you miss the briefing you will not be able to ride with the group.

No restroom at the start, but we'll stop at Marina Park at mile 2.5.

After a short cruise along the Kirkland waterfront, we'll climb Market, Juanita, Seminary, 153rd PL, Norway, Kingsgate, Winery and Rose Hills in turn. Relax between the climbs on relatively flat stretches, at rain bike-friendly moderate pace (15-16mph+/-).

This route includes a detour off of Juanita ("153rd PL") for a little extra climbing followed by a long descent.

Take the hills at your own pace; regroup points are noted on the Ride With GPS cue sheet, and the faster riders are used to waiting for the rest of us. You can subtract hills if you want; shortcut options are available (ask). Please bring navigation aids, in case you find yourself substantially off of group pace and need to finish on your own.

Faster riders are welcome to join us and ride ahead of the group on hills, if you don't mind hanging around for the regroups; plan for a relaxed, social pace ride as a group on the flats. The ride becomes self-led for those ahead of or behind the group.  We will observe the speed limit on the multi-use trails.

Restroom/water/snack stops at Kirkland Marina Park (mi 2.5), Blyth Park (mi 15.5) and 60 Acres (mi 30.8). No coffee stop.

Route map and cue sheet at the Link, below. Note that the RWGPS link has been changed to reflect new rest stops and trail routing out of 60 Acres.

Bring tools and knowledge to repair flats; if rider schedules allow we may pause briefly for flat repair and minor mechanicals, but have a phone and a plan to get home/back to the start if needed. 

If there's a chance of precipitation and/or wet roads, fenders with long mud flaps are recommended. Anywhere the road is wet, if you don't have flaps close to the ground (preferably 2" or less and no more than 4"), you'll need to take the initiative to stay behind everyone with better fenders.

**Please register at least two hours in advance on this website; late registration online or at ride start is no longer available**

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or other unexpected events, 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.





 The route has a few changes, so if you have a route downloaded prior to 10-23-21 9:00am it's not current (the link above now gets you to the current version).

Changes include rest stops at Blyth Park and 60 Acres instead of the Starbucks stop. To avoid traffic, construction and stoplights, we'll take Sammamish River Trail (SRT) instead of Willows Rd/Redmond Connector, and 520 trail from SRT to Old Redmond Road. 

The forecast is currently looking like full-on monsoon action on Thursday, so I just submitted a Wednesday Edition, which should be on the Cascade calendar within a day (probably sooner). I won't make a go/no go on this (Thurs.) ride until closer to ride time, but there's a better chance of Wednesday's ride happening.

South Kirkland Park and Ride
10610 NE 38th Place
Kirkland, WA 98033
Ride Leader(s)

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Moderate: [14-16mph]

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