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Eastside Tours Evening Ride - Moderate (new location!)
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
This is an Eastside Tours Moderate ride. Lights are required. We are meeting at a new location, in the Performance Bikes parking lot. If you drive, please park in the corner away from the store.
Welcome to the 19th year of Eastside tours. We range from Bothell in the north down to North Renton in the south, from Medina to the Ames Lake area, and all points in between. Our routes are different every night and the exact route is a mystery to everybody except the ride leader. If you would like to find more great places to ride, this is the ride for you.
We are generally a mellow group on the flats, with a target speed of 16MPH. We like hills, and an average ride will feature 1200' or so of climbing. A hill like Sahalee or Louis Thompson Road are pretty typical of the kind of hills that we climb. We make occasional forays into steeper climbs but they are generally short pitches. We don't do climbs like Zoo Hill or Squak Mountain, though we might head up Sommerset now and then. If you are wondering if this ride is for you, you might want to ride one of the sample rides on the website.
All hills are climb at your own pace, and we regroup at the top of all of our hills. We stress safe riding skills and behaving ourselves as a group.
If the weather is marginal, the ride leader will make a go/no-go decision at or before 5:30 PM. Cancellations will be posted in the comments for the ride, on the Eastside Tours facebook page, and on the meetup for the ride.
Please see website (see link below) for more details before attending. No on-line registration for this ride.