LUMPs Matthews Beach Seattle - Pie ride Northend

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 12:30pm
Start Location: 
Matthews Beach Park
NE 93rd St and Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Contact Information: 
Ride leader and ride mentor
Jeffrey D Almgren
16.00 miles
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 


Please note:  This week is the North Shore Senior Center (NSSC) Bicycle Groups annual holiday potluck. We have been invited to join in with a 1:30 p.m. start time for the approximate one hour potluck. There is no admission fee for the potluck.  However, if you wish to attend the potluck please bring a food dish to share.  There will be a gift exchange and if you wish to participate, please bring a wrapped item with a value of no more than $10.00.

  1. The potluck is in the NSSC cafeteria which will supply eating utensils and cups. Beverages are available for purchase. Water is available at no charge (cash only for purchases).
  2. If you choose to bring a food dish and a gift you will need to supply your own pannier or back pack to carry these items.
  3. Our departure time of 12:30 P.M. from Matthews Beach will allow us to arrive at the NSSC in about 45 minutes. That will be sufficient time to arrive on time for the potluck.
  4. If you choose to bring a food dish it can be heated in the kitchen.
  5. For those who choose not to participate in the potluck, the NSSC canteen area is open.  The canteen will be open to serve pie, brownies or cookies for cash purchase. Riders are free to remain in the canteen area during the one-hour potluck. 
  6. At the end of the potluck, we will then ride back to Matthews Beach.


PIE RIDE:  We will ride north on the Burke-Gilman Trail to the North Shore Senior Center (NSSC) in Bothell, just beyond Blyth Park near Bothell. For those riders not participating in the potluck,  they may take a pie, brownie or cookie break in the NSSC canteen. A variety of homemade pies with ice cream, whip cream and coffee are usually available for each rider to purchase at a reasonable price.  Please BRING CASH ONLY for any purchases. We will be there for about 60 minutes, use the restrooms if needed and then return to Matthews Beach. Helmets and a functioning bicycle are required. 

Route:  Come, have fun, converse and enjoy this social bike ride along the Burke Gilman Trail.  The terrain is flat. 

Cue sheets:  No cue sheets provided. Stay together ride. 

Fenders: If the riding surfaces are wet, please come equipped with fenders long enough to keep the person riding behind you dry or be the caboose.

Ride start: Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the ride to sign the liability waiver and hear the safety briefing. Water and restrooms are available at the start.  Be prepared if you have a mechanical problem e.g. flat tire.

Register: Please sign an e-waiver by clicking on the “Register Now” button at the top of this page (right below the ride title) and enter your information. If you cannot make the ride, you do not need to unregister.

Parking:  Free parking at Matthews Beach parking lot. Arrive early to beat the sea gulls for a good parking spot.

Weather cancellation: - Showers, snow, icy conditions or more severe weather will cancel the ride.  Ride cancellation will be announced in the comments section at least two hours before start time and the ride leader(s) will not be at the start.

If you have questions, please contact the Ride Leader.


Matthews Beach Park
NE 93rd St and Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Ride Leader(s)