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Holiday Parade of Lights and Ugly Sweaters (Moderate)
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It's that time of year to spread quirky holiday cheer! This ride will be the chance to show off your ugly holiday sweaters (that you personally really dig) and add so many lights to your bike that your last name should be Griswold. Or perhaps you want to wear your Grinch or Santa costume or jingle bells that you've been secretly modeling and waiting 12 months to show-off? Come one, come all, this ride is about hilarious fun!! If you just want to join the fun without costume, no worries, you can ride along and laugh at us all! We will conclude the ride with a mini-social including coffee and treats hosted by Trek Bicycle Redmond.
START LOCATION & PARKING: Ride starts at Trek Bicycle Redmond. There are restrooms and water fountain inside the store. Free on-street parking on weekends.
ROUTE: See link below for a RideWithGPS downloadable route map with printable cue sheet. If you want a cue sheet, please print one using the route link as copies will not be available at the ride start.
PLANNED STOPS: There are no planned rest stops so plan accordingly with adequate water bottles.
MECHANIICALS: Group will stop for flats. Bring tools and knowledge to repair flats, and a plan ie: Orca card, or a friend/Uber to call you have a serious mechanical failure or choose to not repair your flat roadside.
RECOMMENDED: Mirrors and lights, both head lights and tail lights, are highly recommended by the ride leader to keep yourself and your riding buddies safe and seen. Fenders and buddy flaps are appreciated if rain is in the forecast.
START TIME: Riders are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start to be in expected attendance for the Route and Safety Briefing.
RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking on the red Register Now button at the top of this page to save time at ride start. Please register at least 2 hours prior to the ride. You can always register at the ride start if you miss the cut-off. If you sign up using e-waiver but decide not to ride, no worries, and we'll see you next time. If you are not a member of Cascade, please sign up for a free account and register so that we can have adequate assistance for the group.Thank you!
RIDE CANCELLATION: In the event of a weather cancellation a notice will be posted in the comments on this page at least two hours before the ride start and ride leader will not be at the ride start location.