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TREATS: Mercer Island Clockwise and Counter
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Enjoy the bucolic curves around Mercer Island. We'll start in the south parking lot at Renton Memorial Stadium (no restrooms). There will be a restroom and water stop at Coulon Park after 2 miles. We'll continue north on the Lake Washington Bike Loop Trail up to the Mercer Slough Nature Park. There is an optional rest stop at Enatai Beach Park if necessary. Bike across the East Channel on the I-90 Bike Lane and regroup. First time around we cruise Mercer Island clockwise. Stop for lunch at Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches (Menu link below). Then it's back around the Island loop counter-clockwise to the I-90 trail and down the east side of Lake Washington to the start. We will start each Mercer Island loop together but climb and coast the curvaceous rollers in our own comfort zone.
Restrooms: Gene Coulon Park (2 miles), Aubrey Davis Park (20), Lunch (21), Gene Coulon Park (40)
RSVP: Click on the red [Register Now] button under the ride title above, then check the box for "Waiver Signature". This will save time at the start. On-line registration requires a Cascade Bicycle Club account, which is easy to set up, but if you don't want one, come and sign the waiver at the start.
Cue sheet: A route map and cue sheet are at the Ride With GPS Link, below. If you want a cue sheet and map, please print one and bring it with you.
Start: Arrive 15 minutes early to get ready, sign the waiver, and listen to the route overview and S.M.A.R.T. briefing.
Cancellation Policy: If needed, a weather cancellation will be posted two hours prior in the Comments section, below, and the ride leader will not be at the start. Please check here before leaving for the ride.
Contact: You can use the comment section below but texts to my cell 509-203-5772 will usually get a quicker response.