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Preparing for Spring Rides #5: Lake Sammamish Loop from Exit 7
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Preparing for Spring Rides is a 10-week series intended to keep our legs moving and warm throughout the winter. Optional social gatherings are available before and after the rides to meet and connect with Ride Leaders and fellow riders. Our mid-ride rest stops will be brief in an effort to retain body heat. Please arrive 20 minutes before the published start time to ready your bike, check in, and participate in the SMART safety discussion.
Preparing for Spring Rides #5 starts in the Starbucks parking lot, east of Exit #7 off of I-405. Please park in the spaces in the middle of the lot, not in front of the businesses. Additional parking is available on NE 43rd Pl, just south of Starbucks. We’ll head north up Lake Washington Blvd and cut east through Factoria for our first warmup climb on SE 36th St. Then we’ll head north through east Bellevue and onto West Lake Sammamish Pkwy, with a brief stop at Marymoor Park. We’ll continue our journey south along East Lake Sammamish Pkwy for another brief stop at Tibbetts Park. Our last climb is up and over Newport Hill before we head back to our cars along Lake Washington Blvd. Our post-ride meal will be at Dino’s Pub, a block north of where we parked.
Cue Sheet: Please print and bring your own cue sheet from the link below; copies will not be provided. Please download the cue sheet and/or RideWithGPS route after 3:00 p.m. one day before the ride to reflect any recent changes.
Pre-Ride Gathering Time and Location: 9:00 a.m. at Starbucks, 1785 NE 44th St, Renton
Rest Stops: Marymoor Park at mile point 14.3 and Tibbetts Park at mile point 27.1
Post-Ride Gathering Location: Dino’s Pub, 1800 NE 44th St, Renton
Registration: Please register for the ride using the red Register Now button at the top of this page. It'll save us time at the start
Regroup Policy: We will regroup at safe places whenever the Sweep is beyond sight distance from the Lead, primarily at the top of hills, at critical turns or past intersections. If a safe regroup point isn’t available, we will “soft pedal” (ride well below pace) to allow the split group to reconnect and resume the posted pace.
Cancellation Policy: If there is heavy rain, high winds, flooding, ice/snow or other unsafe riding conditions, Ride Leaders will cancel the ride. Ride cancellations will be posted in the comments section on both the Cascade and Meetup sites, ideally two hours prior to the start time. If such posting takes place, Ride Leaders will NOT be at the start. A ride may also be called at the ride start or during the ride for safety reasons. CHECK THE CASCADE OR MEETUP WEBPAGE BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME.