Tour de Brunch Rides Again #8: Tacoma - STINK

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 9:30am
Start Location: 
Stink - St. Helen's Avenue near South 7th Street
628 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Contact Information: 
Marlene Druker
rmpuratich@centurytel.net
253-514-3517
Distance: 
20.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,240 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Tour de Brunch Rides Again!  This is the December ride in a series of rides, followed by brunch, in the Tacoma / Gig Harbor area. Generally these rides are the last Sunday of the month, but this one is earlier to avoid holiday crazy time. Credit for this series to Doug Pfeffer, who got me hooked on his Tour de Brunch series last year. 

Ride #8 : I keep hearing that STINK is the place for brunch in Tacoma! We'll meet there at 9:15am  for introductions and brief safety talk. We'll head through downtown Tacoma to Ruston Way, Point Defiance Park and then through North Tacoma back to the start location.  (Link to the route and to STINK's web site below). 

Pace is moderate - defined at 14-16 miles per hour on flat terrain with no wind. There are some hills  - we'll take those at our own paces and regroup after. Ride is more social than training - slightly slower riders and faster riders who can pace down a bit are welcome. If you are new to Cascade Free Group rides, please click on  "Read our newcomer information" at the top. Please send a message or post a comment if you are unsure if this is a good ride for you or if you have any other questions.

Helmets are required for all participants on Cascade Free Group rides. Some other good things to have: a charged cell phone, ID, water and snacks, supplies to fix a flat (spare tube, pump, tire levers) fenders on your bike if roads are wet, front and back lights. Bring a credit card and/or cash, especially if you are staying for brunch. A lock for your bike is also a good idea.

Register for the ride by clicking the red "Register Now" button at the top. Basic Cascade Bicycle Club memberships are now FREE - so become a basic member if you do not already have an account (or just be sure to show up at 9:15 so you can sign the waiver before we ride at 9:30).   

Cancellation Policy: Steady rain cancels. If the ride is canceled, the cancellation will be posted in the comments section below before 7:30am  and ride leader will not be at the start. 

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Stink - St. Helen's Avenue near South 7th Street
628 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Ride Leader(s)