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FRUMPS - Hollywood Hill and Lake Sammamish
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Please join the FRUMPS for a ride from Blyth Park in Bothell, up Hollywood Hill, and then around Lake Sammamish.
Route: The one big climb is Hollywood Hill in the early part of the ride, after which we'll have mostly flat riding with a few rollers. We’ll make our way south and then circle Lake Sammamish counterclockwise, with a detour to Starbucks in Issaquah for some refreshments. Then it's a combination of roads and trails back to the start.
Starting time and location: Ride starts at 9:00 am at Blyth Park in Bothell, just past the transition from the Burke Gilman to the Sammamish River Trail, where there are restrooms & water.
Pace: The pace is moderate, so we'll be riding 14-16 mph on flat pavement without benefit or hindrance of wind. Since this is a mostly flat ride, I expect we'll be doing around 16 mph much of the time. (But will limit speed to 15mph on multi-use paths.)
Navigation: The planned route/cue sheet is at the link below. The goal is to stay together via regrouping as necessary, but we won’t be able to wait long for anyone substantially off the pace. Please bring navigation aids in case you need to finish on your own, as the ride becomes self-led for those ahead of or behind the group.
Restrooms: mile 15.3 Idylwood Park, 25.2 (Starbucks coffee/food stop), 36.3 Marymoor Park
Food: Quick (25 min. +/-) stop at Starbucks, mi. 25.2
Cancellation: Forecast for rain or unsafe riding conditions will be cause for cancellation, in which case the ride leader will not be at the start and the cancellation will be posted in comments below, at least 2 hours before the start.
Fenders: Please be considerate of other riders' comfort and safety by using full fenders with long mud flaps if rain is expected or the roads are wet. You may still ride with us without them, but if you are spraying other riders you will need to drop to the back of the group.
Repairs: Be prepared with the equipment and know-how to take care of your own flats and mechanicals, and a plan for getting back to the start if your bike won't take you there (ORCA card or someone to call). If you have a problem the group will stop briefly to make sure you will be OK on your own, but we will not wait for repairs to be completed.
Safety talk and on time-departure: Please be at the start and ready to ride at least 10 minutes prior to ride start time, to participate in the pre-ride briefing and safety talk. Ride rolls out at 9:00.
Pre-registration: Please register at least two hours in advance by clicking the red "Register Now" button at the top of this page, to save time at the start (and enable the leader to email you in case of changes/cancellation). You'll need to open a "basic" Cascade Bicycle Club account (at no charge) to pre-register. You don't need to un-register if you can't make it to the ride. If you are unable to pre-register in time, you can sign up at the start.
Hope you can join us!