COOS #8 (Cycling out of Sumner)

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 8:00am
Start Location: 
Fred Meyer (east end of parking lot)
1201 Valley Ave E
Sumner, WA 98390
Contact Information: 
Richard Urton
68.80 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,519 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

We are pleased to announce Cycling Out Of Sumner (COOS) will be running a spring training series for 2019 with three paces offered (Steady 12 - 14 mph, Moderate 14 -16 mph, Brisk 16 - 18 mph).

COOS will run for thirteen Saturdays, from April 6 through June 29. COOS is a training series to build endurance and strength. The rides will incrementally increase in distance, leading up to a century. All paces will use a common route each week. 

For ride #8:  We turn south and head to Dupont on this ride. Along the way we will pass by the Narrows bridge, Chambers Bay golf course, scenic Steilacoom and other scenes of Pierce Co.  

Potty Stops: Restrooms at the start,  mile 18, 35 (lunch available for purchase) 50.

If you are unable to sustain the pace, you are encouraged to drop to the slower pace if available.

Please register for the ride using the red "Register Now" button at the top of this page. Registration is not mandatory but it allows us to print the rider list beforehand and saves time at the ride start.  On-line registration closes two hours prior to ride time, if you decide to ride after that we will have a waiver sheet for you to sign manually.   

New riders, we are very happy to have you with us.  Please read the New Rider link, above, and keep in mind that a helmet is required for all Cascade rides. 

Riders should be able to sustain the pace, carry nutrition/water, and have the know-how and equipment to fix a flat tire.  Everyone should carry a phone to call for assistance if needed. We will regroup after climbs and as needed.

Arrive at least 30 minutes early so that you can get yourself ready, sign the waiver, and listen to the S.M.A.R.T. briefing. This allows us to have an on-time departure.

Be considerate and have full fenders including mud flaps if roads are wet or a prediction of rain is in the forecast.

A route map and cue sheet are on the Ride With GPS link, below.  If you want a cue sheet please print and bring it.  The ride leader will not have extra copies.

Cancellation Policy: If needed, a weather cancellation will be posted two hours prior to the Comments section, below, and the ride leader will not be at the start. Please check here before leaving for the ride. 


Hey Guys,

Greetings. I ACTUALLY will be riding in the CTS, and had ERR in Signing up for this Weekend. There is ONE Weekend the CTS is NOT Scheduled for a Ride, and I had assumed it was the May 25 Weekend. As it turns out, it is the Weekend BEFORE (Mothers Day) that they are not Scheduled, so I will be looking for a Group Ride on That Saturday.


Jim Nelson


I am most likely not gonna ride in the 2019 emerald city ride because none of my other fellow cascade bicycle club cyclists are going from what i know. And i don't feel like driving all the way to seattle early in the morning for a short little 12 mile ride.

I’m thinking of riding in from Kent at 6 am making the short little 12 miler into 62miles if this is in your spectrum talk to me tomorrow at Coos 8 or if anyone else wants to let me know

Fred Meyer (east end of parking lot)
1201 Valley Ave E
Sumner, WA 98390

Registrations so far...
Steady: [12-14mph]

19 rider(s)

Moderate: [14-16mph]

29 rider(s)

Brisk: [16-18mph]

7 rider(s)