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Exploring Maritime Seattle--Montlake to the Locks and Back
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Just getting into, or back into, cycling? Want to ride with others? This is an easy jaunt from the Montlake neighborhood west along the Ship Canal to the Locks and back. We'll use low-traffic streets, the Burke-Gilman Trail, and the Canal Trail. Along the way we'll see miles of marinas and shipyards, check out Rapunzel as we cross the Fremont Bridge, and look in on the fishing fleet's base at Fishermen's Terminal.
We meet at Montlake Bicycle Shop, on the corner of 24th Avenue E and E Lynn Street. Any kind of bike will do, and if you don't have one you can get a rental from the bike shop which opens at 10 AM. There is a restroom and water at the start, and at the Locks. No lunch stop, so bring a snack. Please be ready to ride by 10:15 AM so we can have the safety talk and roll on time.
This ride is easily accessible by bus and/or light rail. If you drive, please don't park at the bike shop or in front of other businesses, and be aware of nearby street parking time limits. Please RSVP by clicking on the red Register Now button at the top of this page. I'll print the ride waiver at 9 AM, so if you decide to come along after that time you can sign in at the start.
The listed phone number won't be answered on the morning of the ride. If the weather meets the showers-cancel threshold, I will post a cancellation notice in the Comments block below at least 2 hours prior and not go to the start.