Training for Spring # 9 Five Cities Eastside Loop (Steady)
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
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.