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South End Themed Ride #4 Narrows Bridge (Moderate Pace)
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Join us for a series of fun, educational and picturesque rides. Depending on the route, it might be to a historical site or just a ride to a hamburger joint. We plan on taking time for pictures and enjoying the scenery.
These rides will be in the South King and Pierce counties and will vary in miles and elevation.
Paces offered -- steady (12 – 14 mph on flats), moderate (14 – 16 mph on flats). Brisk may be offered depending on Ride Leader availability. Pace groups will use a common route each week.
Today’s Theme - It's all about the bridge, this ride has some climbing and hills but you will have a reward as you cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Once over the bridge we'll have a short coffee/lunch stop and make our way back. We'll be catching views of Commencement Bay, some neat old neighborhoods, Cheney Stadium with a dash of the gritty Port of Tacoma industrial area.
This route does include rolling hills and some climbing.
Planned Stops (photo ops): Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Planned Restrooms: Approx 18, 25, 42 mile marks
A helmet is a requirement, riders should be able to sustain the pace, know how to change a flat tire (and have the requisite equipment to do so).
Please sign the online waiver by clicking "REGISTER NOW", answer a few questions and save. The online waiver will close two hours before the start, after that time you will need to legibly sign the waiver at the start location.
Be a buddy and have full fenders if roads are wet or a prediction of rain is in the forecast.
Please print a cue sheet if desired from the "ride with gps" link below. The Ride Leader will not have extra copies.
New Riders welcome, please see link below.
Cancellation Policy: In the event of a weather cancellation, it will be posted 2 hours prior to the start in the comments section on both Cascade and Meetup. Ride Leader will not be at the start if canceled.
Regroup policy: We will ride with the best interest of the group in mind. We will regroup at the top of hills for a reasonable amount of time as well as at major turns. Mechanicals will not stop the group. Please be sure you have the equipment and knowledge to change flats, plus a cue sheet to get home, or a phone to call for assistance if needed.