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Maple Valley - Issaquah coffee
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Let's meet at the Wilderness Lake Park (parking lot at the Gaffney Rd entrance) for a nice jaunt from Maple Valley to Issaquah for coffee, starting at 9:30. There is some climbing including rollers on Hobart/Issaquah Rd. and the two mile climb of Tiger Mountain Rd. The last two miles of the ride are on gravel/hardpack trail - no problem for road bikes. See route map below for details. The ride is 35 miles at a moderate pace (14-16 mph) on the flats. Climb/descend at your own speed - we will regroup at the tops and bottoms and at major intersections so no one gets left behind. Faster riders are welcome but please regroup as appropriate.
Restrooms at the start, mile 10, and at coffee stop mile 21.
Please arrive at the start 20 minutes early so you have time to ready your bike, sign the ride waiver, and listen to the SMART safety talk.
If ride is canceled due to weather it will be posted here in comments by 7:30 am and ride leader will not be waiting at the start. Please take the time to make sure your bike is in good working order and be prepared to fix flats and deal with routine mechanical issues. Bring a phone in case of major breakdown. Route and cue sheet link below. Please print out your cue sheet if needed.
You can register for the ride by clicking on the Register Now button at the top of the page. You need to be signed in to your Cascade account to do this. If you don't have an account, you may come and sign the waiver the start.
See you there !