Training for Spring # 9 Five Cities Eastside Loop (Steady)

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Starbucks (not the one in QFC)
3720 128th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Contact Information: 
Dawn April McGinty
dawnapril9@yahoo.com
206-678-3969
Dayle Iverson
dayleellison@yahoo.com
Distance: 
45.60 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,081 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

This is a 9-week progressive series intended to prepare us to start strong in our spring training rides. Optional social gatherings are available before and after the rides to meet and connect with Ride Leaders and fellow riders.

This week’s ride starts at Starbucks in Factoria Village (not the one in QFC). We’ll ride a clockwise loop through Bellevue, Medina, Kirkland, Kenmore, Bothell, Woodinville, Redmond, Issaquah and back to Factoria. We’ll stop at the Kirkland Marina Park and Marymoor Park for quick restroom breaks.

After the ride is finished, please feel free to join us at Tapatio (3720 Factoria Blvd SE C, Bellevue) for a bite to eat.

Rest Stops: Kirkland Marina Park MP 12.4 and Marymoor Park MP 32.5

Parking: Do not park in front of Starbucks or any other storefront. Park well out in the main parking lot, away from businesses.

Restroom use at the start:  Use of restrooms in stores or businesses requires a purchase.

Registration: Please register and sign the electronic waiver. This saves time at the start of the ride. 

Weather: Please come with long fenders, including a buddy flap, if the roads are wet. The ride will be canceled with heavy rain, high winds, flooding, ice/snow or other unsafe riding conditions, and a cancellation comment will be posted here at least two hours before the start of the ride.

Mechanical issues: You should also be prepared to fix a flat tire, with tools, tubes and the ability to change the tire yourself. The group will generally not stop for repairs.

Note: Please show up to the ride start at least 20 minutes early, so we can discuss the safety briefing before starting the ride promptly at 10:00 a.m.

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Comments

Glad my husband made it back alright after his fall on the trail. We rode yesterday and there were lots of families whose young kids were having trouble riding in a straight line. . Be careful out there!

Sorry to hear that Michael fell today. He chose to ride with the larger Moderate-paced group, so I can imagine it was tricky on the trail. Hope the injury is minor and he heals quickly!

Starbucks (not the one in QFC)
3720 128th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006