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WOMEN'S RIDE - Kenmore to Redmond
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time to hear the route briefing, SMART talk, and sign the waiver form (or check off your name) for an on-time departure. Attendance during the safety briefing is mandatory to ride with the group.
Ladies, make your day count! Join me in this climbing route from Kenmore out to Redmond, then to the shores of Lake WA in Kirkland. We will then turn and head the ponies back to the barn (aka The Hangar). Bring a friend or come solo and make new friends!
This ride is for Women Only! If you are looking for a welcoming group of women who are here to encourage each other while having fun and developing new friendships, then this is the group for you! One of our ride leaders, Juli Zalud, is a Trek Women's Advocate and invites anyone who identifies themselves as a woman(regardless of the bike brand you ride) to experience the fun of getting out on your bike with other like-minded women, get in some exercise and good conversation, while enjoying the day with other ladies who share the passion of cycling. This is a group ride for any women who is looking for a positive, fun, and encouraging group. If it's your first group ride, we welcome you and would love to have your join us! You can do this!
RSVP: Please RSVP by clicking on the red Register Now button at the top of this page to save time at ride start. Please register at least 2 hours prior to the ride. You can always register at the ride start if you miss the cut-off. If you sign up using e-waiver but decide not to ride, no worries, and we'll see you next time. If you are not a member of Cascade, please sign up for a free account and register so that we can have adequate assistance for the group.Thank you!
PACE: The listed pace is based on the flats, with no headwind, and at your own pace up hills. We will regroup at the top of hills. Ladies, you don't have to be a fast climber to join in this group, this is not a race! We are here to encourage and empower one another to get stronger. As long as you are comfortable with the posted pace on the flats, don't worry about the rest. We will wait at the top of climbs to give all riders a chance to catch a breath before continuing. When using designated bicycle trails we will observe the posted speed limit. If you have any personal concerns about the pace or climbing please email Juli at the email address listed.
START LOCATION & PARKING: Ride starts at The Hangar located at 6728 NE 181st St, Kenmore, WA 98028. There are restrooms and a coffee shop inside The Hangar. The city permits us to park anywhere in the large parking lot for The Hangar customers. There is also street parking available.
ROUTE: See link below for a RideWithGPS downloadable route map with printable cue sheet. If you want a cue sheet, please print one using the route link as copies will not be available at the ride start.
PLANNED STOPS: We will stop mid-ride at Trek Bicycle Redmond store for a water and restroom break. Trek Bicycle Redmond will be hosting us to coffee and a treat. Bring any additional nutrition or snack as needed.
MECHANIICALS: Group will stop for flats. Bring tools and knowledge to repair flats, and a plan ie: Orca card, or a friend/Uber to call you have a serious mechanical failure or choose to not repair your flat roadside.
RECOMMENDED: Mirrors and lights are highly recommended by the ride leader to keep yourself and your riding buddies safe and seen. Fenders and buddy flaps are appreciated if rain is in the forecast.
RIDE CANCELLATION: In the event of a weather cancellation a notice will be posted in the comments on this page at least two hours before the ride start and ride leader will not be at the ride start location.