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Cycle The Gap #1: Redmond-Snohomish
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Cycle the Gap is a series of six Saturday rides beginning July 13 (following the conclusion of 2019 Cascade Training Series (CTS)) to help riders prepare for the RSVP, RAW, and other challenging rides. We have chosen six of the best rides from the CTS series to ride again. (It is possible that the CTS route could be modified due to construction, etc. so please check the Comments to obtain the final route.) We will have two different paces (Yellow/Steady, 12-14 mph on flats; Green/Moderate, 14-16 mph on flats). These are part of the club’s Free Daily Rides program and are open to everyone. Join us for one, or two rides, or be a real trooper and ride all six. You decide what works for you.
Registration: Please be sure to register on the club page by clicking the red Register Now button at the top of the page at least 24 hours before the ride start. That will really help us at the start of the ride. We try to have at least two or three ride leaders per pace, and your registration helps us know if we need to secure additional ride leaders.
The Route for the Day: The first ride of the series will cover 57 miles with a minimum of 2100 feet of elevation gain. Starting at Bear Creek P&R, we'll ride up a few hills out of King County and enjoy a descent into Snohomish County. From there, we'll encounter flats, rolling roads past farms, and fun in the country. We'll make a short stop at Lake Tye Park in Monroe then proceed to Snohomish for our food stop. We'll climb out of Snohomish County, make a quick stop at Maltby Community Park, then enjoy a rolling descent back to Redmond. Please note there are no restrooms at the P&R; we'll make our first and final restroom stops at Perrigo Park!!!
Ride With GPS Link and Cue Sheet: The tentative links to these are below. Final links, or confirmation of these, will be posted under the comments section on this page the Tuesday before the ride.
The Basics: As customary for all Cascade rides, please make sure you wear a helmet and have necessary gear and knowledge to fix any flats you may get along the way. The group will not stop to repair flats or mechanical issues, but the sweeps will ensure you have a cue sheet to continue the ride.
These rides are not supported. There will be short rest stops and a food stop along the route; come prepared with your own food and beverages.
Please arrive 20 minutes early to hear the safety briefing, sign the waiver and to ensure you are ready to ride on time.
If you have any question/concerns, please contact the Cycle The Gap Ride Director for today:
Cheryl Funkhouser, Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org 253-732-9308