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Eastside Tours Evening Ride (Winter location)
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Welcome to the 18th year of Eastside tours. We range from Bothell in the north down to North Renton in the south, from Medina to the Ames lake area, and all points in between. Our routes are different every night and the exact route is a mystery to everybody except the ride leader. If you would like to find more great places to ride, this is the ride for you.
We are generally a mellow group on the flats, with a target speed of 17MPH. We like hills, and an average ride will feature 1500' or so of climbing. A hill like Sahalee or Louis Thompson Road are pretty typical of the kind of hills that we climb. We make occaisional forays into steeper climbs but they are generally short pitches. We don't do climbs like Zoo Hill or Squak Mountain, though we might head up Sommerset now and then. You can find some sample rides on the website linked below.
All hills are climb at your own pace, and we regroup at the top of all of our hills.
We stress safe riding skills and behaving ourselves as a group.
If the weather is marginal, the ride leader will make a go/no-go decision at 5:30 PM. Cancellations will be posted in the comments for the ride, on the Eastside Tours facebook page, and on the meetup for the ride.
Please see website for more details before attending.
Note our move to our winter location at Overlake Transit Center near Microsoft. We meet to the North of the transit center buildings (the entrance is on the south end). If you look a the map, the red marker is where we will be.
Lights are required for this ride.