Welcome Fall: West Seattle to Southworth <80>

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 8:45am
Start Location: 
Lincoln Park parking lot
8304 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136
Contact Information: 
Jeff Powers
jeffreytpowers@gmail.com
808-347-7018
Distance: 
80.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
5,400 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

First Day of Fall! Perfect day for an 80 mile, 19mph ride south across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Kitsap County. Let's meet at 0830 in the Lincoln Park parking lot in West Seattle, just north of the Fauntleroy ferry terminal. That will give us time for the pre-ride briefing so we can roll promptly at 0845. Our route will take us along some hills and bluffs adjacent to Puget Sound, down towards Dash Point. From there we'll continue along Commencement Bay to Tacoma where we'll stop for a midway coffee. Then a loop through Point Defiance Park prior to our trip across the Tacoma Narrows to Gig Harbor, where we will stop for a snack. Then we'll proceed north through rural Kistap County to the ferry at Southworth where we will embark for our return to West Seattle (ferry is free in this direction). 

Our goal will be to ride together, regrouping as necessary at the tops of the bigger climbs. And we'll also take quick stops for photos at some of the nice water vistas. Restrooms available near the start, and we'll stop at miles 21, 43 (coffee), 61(food) and 80. We will limit speed to 15mph when on multi-purpose paths. A rear fender is recommended if the roads are wet. 

Please pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above.

Looking forward to riding with you!

 

Comments

Weather patterns are showing spots of showers throughout the day. I don't mind a bit of rain if there are dry spells in between..

Trying to decide if its time for leggings or not, but with all that climbing it might be too much.

Looks like it may get wet as we head towards Tacoma-- with little relief until later in the day. Here's a return bail-out option we can decide on when we're close to the first rest stop in Redondo Beach. GPS Route:  Redondo Beach Bail Out

I'm going to cancel because of wind and wet predicted for later this morning. No sense riding in a mess -- tomorrow looks nicer. 

Lincoln Park parking lot
8304 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136
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