Loop with Montreux Climb

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Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Start Location: 
Issaquah Community Center
301 Rainier Blvd S
Issaquah, WA 98027
Contact Information: 
Christina Anderson
tandersoncascade@gmail.com
4255269069
Distance: 
27.70 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,653 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Join us for a ride from Issaquah Community Center on a 27.7 mile route at Moderate Pace (14-16 mph.  

The route includes the following:

  • We will meander through downtown Issaquah on trail and side streets and then head west on Newport to warm up our legs.
  • At mile 3.7, we will turn left and start the 1.4 mile Montreux Climb. The climb is long, so pace yourself.
  • After the climb, we have a little more gain and then down 164th Way SE.
  • Next, we will cross the freeway, stopping at Spirtiridge Park, and meandering our way around Phantom Lake heading north.
  • We will drop down to West Lake Sammamish and head back to Issaqauh. 

Let's meet at the Issaquah Community Center at 9:00 AM for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 9:15 AM. The center has a large grass front lawn. We will meet in the Community Center parking lot which is east of the building and east of the large grass front lawn. 

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to regroup frequently.  If you are brisk or faster, you are on your own to navigate.  We'll also limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 MPH).

Restrooms are available at the start inside the Issaquah Community Center. We will stop along the way for restrooms/water at Spiritridge Park mile 10.

You are encouraged to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above. There is no need to unregister if you decide not to ride.

Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, the Ride Leader will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.

We hope you can join us!

Comments

Submitted by Joe Shih on

The Lakemont Ave is closed at 164th from 9/24 to 9/30. It's possible that you can use the side walk. But suggest the route change as follows: From Village Park road, turn right onto Lakemont, then left (at shopping center) onto 171st. To the stop sign, turn left onto 47th. then right on 164th....

  • I have confirmed the restroom & water stop (mile 10) has good running water to refill water bottles. 
  • I  have made 2 changes to the route. The route link has been updated. The link is the same, but the route has changes. Here is the link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31159941
    • Mile 7 - Special thanks to Joe for making me aware of this. We can not turn left onto Lakemont Blvd SE due to road construction. I talked to a flag person and they confirmed they are not letting any bikers through and not even pedestrians on the sidewalk. We will turn right and reroute instead. The reroute is through residential street.
    • Mile 15.6 - Instead of going straight we will turn right and drop down to West Lake Sammamish @ NE 40th St which is a nicer street to get down.
Issaquah Community Center
301 Rainier Blvd S
Issaquah, WA 98027
Ride Leader(s)


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Moderate: [14-16mph]

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