Bellingham/Mt Baker Weekend Day 1​ (Steady)

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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: 
Melanie Kelsey
makelsey@comcast.net
(206) 419-3209
Distance: 
53.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,900 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 Whatcom. Then join us directly after the ride for no-host food and drinks at Chuckanut Brewery. 

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 (subject to minor changes).  Final route will be posted closer to the date of the ride. Riders should print out or download a copy of the cuesheet in case they get separated from the group. 

Pace: Steady [12-14 mph on the flats]).  Riders are expected to be able to maintain the posted pace or continue the ride on their own.

Mechanicals: Please be prepared 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. 

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.

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