Bellingham/Mt Baker Weekend Day 1​ (Brisk)

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 9:30am
Start Location: 
Civic Field Athletic Complex
1601 Orleans St.
Bellingham, WA 98129
Contact Information: 
Cathy Henley
[email protected]
(206)249-6483
Distance: 
70.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
3,350 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Come join us for a scenic southern loop out of Bellingham. We'll tour through Western Washington University and Fairhaven, ride down Chuckanut Drive, stop in historic Edison, and ride the shores of Lake Samish and Lake Whatcom. Then join us directly after the ride for no-host food and drinks at Chuckanut Brewery. 

NOTE: This is the first day of a fun weekend in Whatcom County. The second day we plan to ride from Glacier to Artist Point. Come join us for one or both days.

Start Location: Please park in the SW corner of the Civic Field Athletic Complex (away from the stadium). There are restrooms available at the start.

Route/Cue Sheet: See link below. Riders should print out or download a copy of the cuesheet in case they get separated from the group. 

Pace: Brisk [16-18 mph on the flats]). Please see ride calendar on 8/12/17 for other paces offered for this ride. Riders should print out or download their own cue sheets and be prepared to ride on their own if they are unable to keep pace.

Mechanicals: Please be prepare to deal with your own flats and mechanicals and have the necessary equipment. There will be no sag support on this ride. 

Requirements: Riders need to show up at least 20 minutes early to get parking, sign the waiver, and hear route notes. Helmets and proper cycling gear are required. You must carry enough water and food to carry you between rest stops (limited food).

RSVP: Please register for this ride using the register button on this page. Also please RSVP on Meetup (link below) so that we get a sense of how many riders to expect and organize enough ride leaders. 

Ride Leader Contact: Cathy Henley @ 206-249-6483 

Cancellation: In the event of steady rain or some other major weather event, the Ride Leaders will not be at the ride start. Please check the comment area in this posting 2 hours prior to the ride for ride cancellation announcements.

Rest Stops: mp 21 (food), 31, 44, 58. This is a rural route and it will be hot, so bring plenty of water and food. Limited snacks available at most rest stops.

Post Ride Gathering (no host): Chuckanut Brewery, 601 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225, (360) 752-3377.

Make it a weekend: CBC is also hosting another ride from Glacier up to Artist Point on Sunday. Join us if you'd like to make a weekend of it. See the Day 2 link below.

Civic Field Athletic Complex
1601 Orleans St.
Bellingham, WA 98129
Ride Leader(s)