Warming Up for Chilly Hilly
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Would you like to have a short warm up ride on the day before Chilly Hilly? If you do, then this is a chance to have a relaxed ride that is mostly flat (riders who want to ride and are not planning to ride the event are welcome to this ride). We’ll start at Hogan Park (formerly Russell Rd Park) and head north at the Green River Trail, then ride east on S 196th St to connect to the Interurban Trail going south to Auburn. We'll ride along the country road at Auburn. When we arrive in downtown Auburn, we'll stop by Zola's Cafe for food and drinks. After our break, we’ll ride northbound on the Interurban Trail and Green River Trail to return to Kent.
The pace of this ride will be steady (12-14 mph on the flats assuming no wind). If we have a headwind, the pace will be lower; if we have a tailwind, the pace may be higher. Keep this in mind when deciding to do this ride.
Riders should bring a spare tube, tools and the know-how to fix a flat. Please arrive at the start by 9:15 am for the safety briefing so we can roll promptly at 9:30 am. Restrooms are located at the park.
Ice/snow and steady rain cancel the ride.
The ride leader will not be at the ride start should inclement weather meets the definition for cancellation (showers, ice/snow, steady rain). Ride cancellation will be announced in the Comments Section below at least two (2) hours prior to the ride start. If you have questions about the weather, please call 818-590-8167, preferably before you leave for the ride.
Pre-registering for the ride: You may also register for this ride online, by clicking on the "Register" button under the ride title, checking the Waiver Signature box, and saving registration. Registering requires a Cascade account. If you can’t make the ride you do not need to unregister. By registering you won’t have to fill in the sign in sheet at the start of the ride.
Step #1: Sign into (or create) a Cascade account at www.cascade.org
Step #2: Open this ride announcement and click on the Register button under the ride title at the top.
Step #3: On the Registration page, check the Waiver Signature release box (please read or review the Waiver & Release by clicking the link below the Waiver Signature box). Don't change the number in the "Spaces" block.
Step #4: Fill in the Emergency phone number space with the number of your emergency contact person.
Step #5: Click on the "Save Registration" button. Now you are registered for the ride.
If you can't make the ride you do not have to unregister.