Top Pot - Alki Loop

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Date and Time: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 9:00am
Start Location: 
Kent/James St Park & Ride
902 W James St
Kent, WA 98032
Contact Information: 
Karen M Chandler
46.80 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,003 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

The ride start is at James Street Park and Ride, Kent.  This ride starts off hilly out of Kent to Normandy Park. We stop at Top Pot donuts on Alki, then nice and flat ride, back to ride start. 

Registration: Please register for this ride in advance by clicking on the red "Register Now" button at the top of this page.  Online registrations are accepted until 6:30 am on the morning of the ride.  After that, riders must register at the ride start. In addition, those who register in advance, please check in at the ride start to verify attendance.

Ride Start Details: Ride will start promptly at 9:00 am.  Please arrive early enough to set up, check in and/or sign the ride waiver, and participate in the ride overview and Cascade SMART talk.  If you are a new rider to Cascade Free Group Rides, we welcome you! Please read the Cascade Bicycle Club newcomers information by clicking on the Newcomers hot link at the top of this page, right above the Register Now button.

Ride Requirements:  If desired, please print off and bring a cue sheet. We will NOT have copies at the start.  Please be knowledgeable and equipped with tubes, pump, etc to handle flats or minor mechanicals. Depending on the size of the group, we may not always be able to stop for mechanicals. If roads are wet, bikes without FULL rear fenders & mud flaps are a safety issue for other riders. You will be asked to ride at the rear of the group if conditions warrant and you are not properly equipped.

Regroups: We regroup at the top of major hills and at major turns for a reasonable amount of time. This is a training ride so we will ride with the best interest of the group in mind.  You should be prepared with a cue sheet or other device to navigate back to the start should you be unable to continue

Cancellation: Steady rain (or unsafe conditions such as ice, snow or high winds)  will cancel this ride. In the event of a cancellation, a notice will be posted at least two hours prior in the comments section below.  Please check here before going to the ride start.  


I checked this route out last week. The roads are pretty broken up. The shoulders are still very sandy. We will ride brisk on flats and use caution on the hills. Safety will be number one, we will regroup after the climbs to ensure that the entire group is safe. 

I have amended the route slightly. Please upload it again, if you have uploaded prior to 2.28.19. See you all on Sunday. We roll promptly at 9:00AM.

Kent/James St Park & Ride
902 W James St
Kent, WA 98032