**CANCELED** Midweek Tune-Up (7 Hills Kirkland)

SAFE SOCIALLY-DISTANCED RIDES

  • Ride capacity will be strictly limited.
  • This means that prior registration is now REQUIRED.
  • If you cannot attend please CANCEL YOUR REGISTRATION so others can use your slot.
  • Click here for more details.

If you are new, please read our newcomer information.

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
60 Acres Park East Lot
15223-15237 NE 116th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact Information: 
Roger Garratt
garratt.roger@gmail.com
(206)295-8170
Distance: 
40.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,700 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Join us for some social climbing on a variation of the classic "7 Hills of Kirkland" course.  

We'll ride out of the parking lot at the far east end of 60 Acres park, on the south side of 116th /York.

An easy roll on the Sammamish River Trail will segue to Rose Hill, then we'll climb Market, Juanita, Seminary, Norway, Kingsgate, and Winery Hills in turn. Relax between the climbs on relatively flat stretches, at a "social" mid-brisk (17mph +/-) pace.

Riders who can stay with the group on hilly moderate-pace rides are welcome, too! Regroup points are marked on the Ride With GPS route/cue sheet; take the hills at your own pace. We'll regroup at the top of hills, but if you might find this hilly course challenging, please bring navigation aids (in case you are substantially off of group pace and need to finish on your own).

You can subtract hills if you want; you can easily bypass Seminary Hill (Holmes Point) and wait at the regroup point noted on RWGPS if you want to save some energy for later. It's also easy to bypass the final climb, Winery Hill, and head back to the start.

Faster-than-brisk riders are welcome to join us and ride ahead of the group on hills, if you don't mind hanging around for the regroups (and the relaxed pace between climbs). The ride becomes self-led for those ahead of or behind the group.  We will observe the speed limit on the multi-use trails.

Sanicans at the start, proper restrooms/water at the 60 Acres lot just to the west of the start location (you can see the building on the south side of 116th/York on the way to the start). Restroom/water at Kirkland Marina Park, mile 11.9. Quick (20 min.+/-) stop for coffee at "The Den" at mile 24.2.

Route map and cue sheet at the Link, below.

Bring tools and knowledge to repair flats; if rider schedules allow we may pause briefly for flat repair and minor mechanicals, but have a phone and a plan to get home/back to the start if needed. 

If there's a chance of precipitation and/or wet roads, fenders with long mud flaps are recommended. Anywhere the road is wet, if you don't have flaps close to the ground (about 2" or less), you'll need to take the initiative to stay behind everyone with better fenders.

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.

Please register at least two hours in advance on this website to save time at the start. You can also register at the start. Plan to arrive 15 minutes early for briefing and ride prep so that we can leave on time.

In case of cancellation for any reason, the ride leader will not be at the start, and notice will be posted here before 8:00 am; please check "Comments" (below) before heading to the start (and check your email, if you registered online).

*** 60 ACRES PARKING LOT update: the safety retrofit to the drainage channel through the parking lot is now complete. Our thanks to the City of Redmond! ***

 

Image: 

Comments

Bring your own banana bread to this week's ride!  It's likely that the Den is closed and we will be taking our break at Blythe Park.  In addition, since the situation with COVID-19 is changing on a daily basis, please check back on the Cascade website to ensure that this ride is still on.

This ride is canceled, due to the Club's decision to cancel all group rides through the end of March.

As of 16 March, Cascade Bicycle Club and the Rides Committee have decided to suspend Free Group Rides through the end of March and reevaluate the situation surrounding the coronavirus at that time.

Bicycling is still a great way to exercise and boost your immune system during this time of public health advisory. We encourage you to find a way to continue to ride your bike in a responsible and safe way during the upcoming weeks.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these difficult times. We look forward to riding as a group again soon. Stay safe and healthy.

60 Acres Park East Lot
15223-15237 NE 116th St
Redmond, WA 98052
Ride Leader(s)


Registrations so far...
Brisk: [16-18mph]

2 rider(s)