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Gravel Ride--Duvall-Tolt Pipeline-Lake Joy-Carnation
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Ride the gravel Snoqualmie Valley Trail south from Duvall to the Tolt Pipeline Trail, then a mix of pavement and gravel to Lake Joy, Langlois Lake, and Carnation. We'll stop there at Starbucks for a quick break, then return to Duvall on the Valley Trail. The riding surface mix is approximately 22 miles of gravel and 10 miles of pavement overall. Bring a road bike with at least 700x28 tires, or a cross-bike or mountain bike. I will be riding a cross-bike.
Directions to the start: From the intersection of Woodinville-Duvall Road and Main Street/State Route 203 in Duvall, go south four blocks, turn right at the traffic light by the Duvall Library, and go down Stephens Street into the McCormick Park/Depot Park lot near the police station.
Water and restrooms are down the path west of the parking lot, near the Snoqualmie Valley Trail intersection. Aside from the "green door," the first relief station on the route is a porta-pot at Mile15.5. The first water is Starbucks at Mile 22.7.
Bring what you need to handle flats, and have a plan for rescue in case of a serious mechanical failure. Map and cue sheet are at the Link, below. If you want a cue sheet, please print and bring it.
Please RSVP by clicking on the red "Register Now" button under the ride title above. This will save us time at the start. Note that the on-line RSVP requires a Cascade Bicycle Club account, which is easy to set up, but if you don't want one of those just come anyway and sign the hard-copy attendance and hold-harmless sheet.
The listed phone number will not be answered on the day of the ride. If "Showers cancel" conditions exist on ride day, I will not go to the start. In that case I'll post a ride-cancelled message in the Comments block below, not later than two hours prior to start time. If the weather looks iffy, check here before leaving for the ride.