Getting Ready to Ride (GR2R)- North End #7 (Leisurely and Steady)


  • Ride capacity will be strictly limited.  Exact size is set by each ride leader, and displayed on the ride page.
  • This means that prior registration is now REQUIRED.
  • If you decide not to ride, please CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION to open space for others. (How to cancel
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Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Rotary Park
3505 Lowell Snohomish River Rd
Everett, WA 98201
Contact Information: 
Doug Oda
24.80 miles
Elevation Gain: 
733 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Are you new to bicycling, or just been off your bike for awhile? Is 2020 your year to get active, begin commuting, take part in the Free Group Rides, or maybe even tackle your first century (100 mile ride), the STP, or another personal challenge? Are you a bit unsure about your biking capabilities, riding in groups, or cycling during winter? If so, then the Getting Ready to Ride Series (GR2R) is for you. GR2R is an early season, eight-week progressive series that adds a bit of elevation gain, distance or technical difficulty each week.

GR2R rides are free and open to anyone. You will ride with others who share your pace and enthusiasm for riding. All rides will be led by Cascade Ride Leaders.  They are experienced volunteers who enjoy riding, are knowledgeable about bike safety and the rules of the road, and who know the routes.

During the North End Series, we will primarily explore Snohomish County (often with great views) and take advantage of some of the trails, less traveled country roads and neighborhood streets. These will be social, stay-together rides with waits at the top of hills and at all critical turns, along with some photo-op stops. 

The ride this week will start from Rotary Park in Everett along the Snohomish River. We will then ride out to Snohomish along the Lowell Snohomish River Road and then along the north side of the river through farmlands up into Everett.

In addition to steady rain, ice/snow and any other hazardous conditions will cancel a ride. If a ride is canceled due to hazardous conditions, a notice will be posted here, in the Comments section below, by 8:00 AM on the day of the ride.  If that notice is posted, the ride leaders will not be at the start.

Ride Notes: All riders should bring ID; spare tube, tools, patch kit, pump, and skills to fix flats; a phone and a plan for rescue if your bike fails; and snacks and water.  Waiting for flat tire repair or mechanical issues will be at the discretion of the ride leader. It’s winter, so please dress appropriately and use fenders with long mudflaps on your bike.   Please arrive at least 20 minutes early (9:40 AM) to get yourself ready, listen to the safety briefing, and sign or check the waiver. 10:00 AM is roll-out time!

We will post the final version of the route and cue sheet a few days prior to the ride date in the Comments section below.

Pre-registering online: Please preregister for this ride online by clicking on the red Register Now button at the top of this page and entering your information. Preregistering saves time at the beginning the ride and provides legible emergency contact information. And if you cannot make the ride, you do not need to un-register.  


I'm trying to remove myself from this ride but am having difficulty.  I'm able to access the registration but there's no way to edit my participation.  

Thank you

Submitted by Doug Oda on

You are not able to remove your name from a ride you sign up for. We have the sign ups so people can be registered and save time from writing it in, and it helps get an idea of how many will be there for each pace. It happens that people can't make it to rides they have signed up for and that is ok.

Submitted by Doug Oda on

Cascade Bicycle Club is following the guidance to be in compliance with state and local orders regarding the spread of COVID-19. At this time they will still be offering free group rides, such as the Getting Ready to Ride series. The club has instituted requirements for its ride leaders for the free group rides to ensure the health and safety of other ride leaders and riders.

Although this guidance was put out for ride leaders, it applies to riders as well and I would ask that you self screen yourself using the following questions prior to the ride:

  • Have you been in contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past two weeks?
  • Are you or any of your household experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Any other cold- or flu- like symptoms
    • Are you immunodeficient or do you have any underlying medical conditions that place you at increased risk of COVID-19 exposure

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please do not ride.

During the SMART talk at the beginning of the meeting I will cover these topics below:

  • Riders must maintain social distancing space while on and off their bicycles (at least six feet). This includes avoiding bunching at intersections, lights, and stop signs.
  • Refrain from expelling bodily fluids (mucus, spit, etc.) while on a ride.  If necessary, carry and use tissue or a handkerchief.

Finally, the club is asking that only one ride leader touch the waiver form and pen. I will check off the registrants, and for those who have not registered, I will put their name on the list and initial for them after getting verbal concurrence of the waiver. When you arrive at the ride, remember to maintain the social distancing of 6 feet, I encourage you to talk to other people, just stay a safe distance.


Thanks for your understanding, and by following these guidelines, hopefully the club will continue to be able to have these free group rides.

cold and windy ugh,,,riding zwift today

Rotary Park
3505 Lowell Snohomish River Rd
Everett, WA 98201

Registrations so far...
Leisurely: [10-12mph]

8 rider(s)

Steady: [12-14mph]

17 rider(s)