TREATS: 3 lakes and some hills in East King County

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Depot & McCormick Parks
26200 NE Stephens St
Duvall, WA 98019
Contact Information: 
Clarice E Sackett
csackett49@comcast.net
425-478-8306
Distance: 
35.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,100 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

   Come and join our regular Tuesday riding group for a rural ride in East King County.  We will meet in the parking lot of Depot and McCormick Park in Duvall WA.  There is a bathroom available at the start.  The ride loops east on Cherry Valley Road, climbs to Lake Margaret, circles Lake Joy and Lake Marcel.  We'll take a snack break, but be aware there are no commercial facilities anywhere on this route.   Please bring adequate water as none is available on the ride and please bring a sandwich or other snack of your choice.  We will climb hills at our own individual paces, but regroup at the tops.   Please print a cuesheet and/or transfer the route to your garmin from the link below.  Please preregister on the Cascade website if you have an account with Cascade.   If not, you can sign the paper waiver in the parking lot.  As always, be prepared to handle your own flat tire.  Newcomers are very welcome and asked to review the newcomer page and familiarize yourself with the designation of "steady" pace.  

This ride is available for mentoring of ride leader candidates.   Please contact the leader at least two days in advance.

In the event of heavy rain, ride will be cancelled on the Cascade website at least two hours prior to start time.   If light sprinkles are occurring, ride will be on and leader will assess weather at the start location and time.  

 

 

Comments

How safe are the roads on this ride? I live in this general area and thought that these roads have little to no shoulder. Maybe I'm wrong?

To Kenton:  You are right that these rural roads generally have little to no shoulder (except for the last mile or so on Route 203, which is a busy road).  However, the traffic is usually light on these roads, but occasional trucks, pick up trucks and other traffic is present.  At Cascade Bicycle Club, we have a incident rate that is well below the national averages and we try to mitigate risks.  We ride "SMART", which includes riding single file, spreading out so cars can pass and being very visible with bright colored clothing and blinking red rear lights.  Interestingly, of all of the incidents on Cascade Bicycle Club Free Group Rides, none in recent years involve vehicles hitting cyclists.  The overwhelming cause of incidents is riders being too close to other riders and touching wheels, riders hitting hazards on the road such as pot holes, or riders riding too fast and losing control.   These are preventible if one uses caution and develops good riding skills.  The final decision as to whether this is a safe enough route is up to you.

 

Hi Clarice, It just stopped pouring in my neighborhood (which wasn't forcasted). What do you know about the conditions in Duvall? 

Hi Robin.   Yes, raining steadily in Woodinville, 10 miles west of Duvall.   Weather report says 0% chance of rain, ha ha.   The king 5 morning news shows the "convergence zone" scattered rain.  We're in the zone.   I plan to go to the start and see what it looks like.   The forecast says it'll clear up, but hard to know when.  

Depot & McCormick Parks
26200 NE Stephens St
Duvall, WA 98019
Ride Leader(s)