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FRIDAY RIDERS (LATE START): Mill Creek Forests and Streams
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
We'll explore the watersheds of North Creek and Penny Creek and their surrounding forests in the Mill Creek area, and take advantage of free entry for the month of December to walk the elevated forest boardwalk at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park. We will also walk through Rhodie Ridge Arboretum, for a total of about 3/4 mile of walking, so wear shoes that can cope with that. Surfaces are a mix of pavement, plastic lumber, dirt, and gravel.
We'll stop at Central Market for lunch.
Bring money for lunch; water and snacks, and a spare tube and tools for flat fixing.
If it's icy, snowy, raining heavily or extremely windy that day, I'll post a cancellation notice here by 9:00 am. If it looks like light rain or intermittent rain showers, I'll be at the ride start and will consult the Dark Sky app to make my decision about riding or not. Feel free to call me at 425-238-4045 for updates that morning.
This ride is a mentoring opportunity -- please contact the Ride Leader at least a week in advance so that we have time to ride this route together first.
Pre-registering online: If you have a Cascade account, you can pre-register for this ride online by clicking on the Register button at the top of this page and entering your information. Pre-registering saves time at the beginning the ride and provides legible emergency contact information. You are also electronically signing Cascade's waiver form, so each individual needs to register via their own Cascade account -- a couple cannot register both people via one log-in. If you cannot make the ride, you do not need to un-register.
DIRECTIONS TO START: From I-5 just north of Lynnwood, take the 164th St. SW exit and turn onto 164th heading east towards Mill Creek. Turn left (north) at the 2nd traffic light after the freeway, at Meadow Road. Turn right at 146th St SW, and the park will be on your right just past 4th Ave. W.
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