Renton-Cedar Grove

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:00am
Start Location: 
Old Renton City Hall
200 Mill Ave S
Renton, WA 98057
Contact Information: 
Joseph Roberts
josephr5000@gmail.com
(206) 940-9102
Distance: 
63.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,500 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

 

This is a popular route from our Cascade Training Series (CTS) that we're offering as a Free Group Ride in celebration of Mother's Day weekend.

ROUTE NOTES:

Why should you join us?

  • We start along the  beautiful Cedar River Trail, isolated from car traffic.
  • A few short climbs in the Cedar Grove area.
  • (15 miles) Morning break at Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley.
  • Enjoy watching paragliders as we ride past Poo Poo Point en route to Issaquah.
  • (37 miles) Lunch stop at Safeway in Issaquah.  Purchase food, or bring your own.
  • Challenge yourself to a climb up Newport Way, and enjoy a glorious downhill reward to Factoria.
  • Lake Washington views as we cross I-90 and Mercer Island, and ride south along Lake Washington boulevard.
  • (57 miles) Final rest stop at Seward Park
  • Admire the planes as we return past Renton Municipal Airport.  Hopefully the wind-sock will show a tailwind!
  • (63 miles) Sweet success, as we roll back into the parking lot at Old Renton City Hall.

After-ride drinks-and-food gathering at the Berliner Pub, 221 Main Ave, Renton -- one block away from the start/finish.

SCHEDULE:

We aim to ride promptly at 9:00am, so please plan to arrive by 8:45am so you have time to sign in, hear the safety briefing, and be ready to roll.

TO REGISTER:

Please register in advance (it's FREE!) so we have an idea how many riders to expect and can have enough ride leaders to support you.  If you end up being unable to join us, no need to unregister.

WEATHER:

We hope the weather will be perfect, but in case it's pouring or otherwise miserable or unsafe riding conditions, a cancellation notice will be posted in the comments below by 6:00am.

Comments

This route looks suspiciously like yesterday's Blue/Green CTS #5.  A few more miles and one less Mercer Island loop.

See you soon.

 

Joseph - Yes. However, that is a "Qualified " Yes. May have to go to Salem on Saturday. If I stay in Bellevue, WIll Join. Might do MOST of the Loop- I will likely ride DOWN to Renton CIty Hall, Go out to Maple Valley and Come Back to Factoria. If Making "Good Time" and not "Struggling", then would keep on the Route to Renton. Otherwise might make my way home from Factoria. That would STILL be a Good 50+ Mile Ride. I'll volunteer to keep the "Sweep Rider" Company!

 

Dear Ride leaders

My participation is doubtful for this weekend's rides. I had a dental procedure yesterday that required General Anesthesia. Seems the recovery could take a few days, during which I have some food restrictions as well. Hoping to get some rides during next week.

Mahesh