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TREATS - Cedar River Trail to 4 Corners - return Soos Creek Trail
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This week the TREATS ride heads southeast from Renton. The Cedar River Trail starts behind the Renton Community Center and gradually climbs (2-3%) up to picturesque riverside Dorre Don. Then we'll cross over the Cedar River on an old Rail Road bridge and ride on hard-packed gravel for 0.4 miles. The lunch stop is at my favorite sandwich shop called S'wiched. Check the link below for the S'wiched menu. After lunch, there is another short trail section of packed gravel (0.2 miles) then we'll cruise through forest neighborhoods over to Covington. At Lake Meridian, there is a rest stop. Then the Soos Creek Trail is a peaceful paved trail through natural wetlands for 5 miles back to Renton. There is a short pitch up a 10% grade for 100 yards but we will wait for the entire group at the top. Just before the end, there is a short steep 19% descent that we will take slowly. Water and indoor restrooms are in the Community Center at the start.
What to bring: Supplies and tools to fix a flat, cell phone in case you cannot finish, water bottle, pocket snacks and money for lunch.
Start: Arrive in time to prepare your bike, use the restroom, and be ready to hear the route review and SMART safety briefing at 9:50 am as we will depart at 10:00 am.
Restrooms: Start, Lunch at S'wiched (mile 17.2), Lake Meridian (mile 28), Soos Creek Trail (mile 33)
Cancellation: In the event of showers or unsafe conditions, the ride leader will not be at the start but will post a cancellation notice in the Comments section below by 8:00 am on the day of the ride. It is always wise to check the Comments before you drive to the start of a ride. Rain during the ride could modify the route.
Register: Preregister online by selecting the red and white [Register Now] button at the top of this posting. If your plans change you do not need to unregister. You may also sign the Cascade waiver at the ride start.
Cue sheet: Print your own map/cue sheet if you would like one from the RWGPS link below.