FRIDAY RIDERS: Lynnwood History Tour
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Do you think of Lynnwood as merely one giant shopping center and street after street filled with big box stores? You'll know better after taking this tour that goes past several historic buildings and includes a stop to see the last remaining car of the Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway. You'll learn about the Little Landers, the Alderwood Manor chicken ranchettes, and more. We'll stop for lunch at Whole Foods before tackling the big hill back to our starting point. The route is mostly on the Interurban Trail, which spurred the development of the area, with time also spent poking around central Lynnwood in the Scriber Lake area.
Bring money for lunch; water and snacks, and a spare tube and tools for flat fixing. Come early for the safety briefing -- we'll try to leave promptly at 10am.
It's that wet time of the year, so be sure your bike is equipped with fenders.
This ride is a mentoring opportunity. Please contact the ride leader at least three days in advance so that you have time to familiarize yourself with the route. Ideally,we will pre-ride the route together.
If it's raining or extremely windy that day, I'll post a cancellation notice here by 8:00 am. If it looks like intermittent rain showers, I'll be at the ride start and will consult the Dark Sky app to make my decision about riding or not. Feel free to call me at 425-238-4045 for updates that morning.
Pre-registering online: If you have a Cascade account, you can pre-register for this ride online by clicking on the Register button at the top of this page and entering your information. Pre-registering saves time at the beginning the ride and provides legible emergency contact information. If you cannot make the ride, you do not need to un-register.
DIRECTIONS TO START: From I-5 just north of Lynnwood, take the 164th St. SW exit and turn onto 164th heading east towards Mill Creek. Turn left (north) at the 2nd traffic light after the freeway, at Meadow Road. Turn right at 146th St SW, and the park will be on your right just past 4th Ave. W.