The Menorahs of Pierce County 2018

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 9:30am
Start Location: 
Whole Foods Market - Chambers Bay / University Place
3515 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98466
Contact Information: 
Marlene Druker
rmpuratich@centurytel.net
253-514-3517
Distance: 
30.30 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,835 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Celebrate the festival of lights by visiting the three outdoor menorahs displayed by Chabad of Pierce County!  

We'll meet at the University Place Whole Foods Market, adjacent to the University Place menorah in front of the library, ride through North Tacoma to the Downtown Tacoma menorah, then make our way to the Scott Pierson Trail and over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to admire the Uptown Gig Harbor menorah.

It is customary to commemorate the Hanukkah miracle of a small drop of oil lasting eight days and nights by lighting menorahs for eight crazy nights, adding one candle each night. Another tradition is eating oily food - potato pancakes fried in oil or doughnuts.  Whatever your tribe, it would be a mitzvah (good deed) for you to join me for this ride and for a post ride doughnut at the University Place Top Pot! 

Meeting time is 9:15am for introductions, safety briefing, waiver sign off and all that good pre-departure stuff. 

Helmets are required. If roads are wet or rain is predicted, please have fenders on your bike or ride in the back. Bring what you will need in case of a flat tire or other minor mechanical issues. Other suggested items to bring: a charged cell phone, ID, some cash and a credit card, water, snacks. Lights on your bike are also a good idea. 

Steady pace means 12-14 miles per hour on hypothetical flat roads with no wind. This route has some hills -  notably a long,  but not very steep, climb from downtown Tacoma to Stadium High School and the bridge - we will take them at our own paces and regroup after. The route, linked below, can be downloaded and cue sheets can also be printed. 

Cancellation Policy: If needed, a weather cancellation will be posted in the comments section below before 7:30am.  Would hate to cancel, but it is December, so please check here before leaving for the ride. 

Newcomers welcome! Please read the "Newcomer Information" linked above. 

Whole Foods Market - Chambers Bay / University Place
3515 Bridgeport Way W
University Place, WA 98466
Ride Leader(s)