**CANCELED** Tour of the Valley

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.
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Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 8:30am
Start Location: 
Auburn Station
Auburn, WA 98001
Contact Information: 
Marcia Matson
mlm01140@gmail.com
2532668455
Distance: 
49.90 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,495 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Join us for a ride from Auburn on a 50 mile route at a steady pace of about 12-14mph on flat with no wind!

This route takes you through the valley around Auburn, Orting, Puyallup, Fife, and Pacific.  There is 1 challenging long climb early in the route taking you up Lakeland Hills in Auburn.  This will get you really warmed up!!  There is only one other climb on this route from Fife up to Milton.  Otherwise, this route will be on rolling side roads, just a couple busy street sections, and then lots of different trails through the valley.  Make sure that you are prepared for the couple long climbs and feel comfortable staying with the group the whole 50 miles.  Being that it is Spring, please wear layers since the weather can and will change.  Also, make sure  to have snacks, a good tire repair kit, lots of water, and excitement to have a fun ride.

Let's meet at the west side of Auburn Station (non-parking garage side, off of C Street SW) at 8:15am for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 8:30am.  Please make sure you have read through all the updates on the Cascade website regarding COVID-19 and group ride policies.  We will work together to keep appropriate distance from each other, keep good hygiene, and respect each other by not riding if we are sick and/or are in the high risk categories.  

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together and regroup at top and bottom of all hills so we can ascent and descent at comfortable paces. We will respect other users on trails and keep our speeds to what is safe in all circumstances.

Restrooms are not available at the start, however we will stop at Game Farm Park at mile 3 for a quick restroom break. We will stop along the way for restrooms at miles 18 (Port of Potty on Trail) and 42 (Port of Potty on Trail). If you have hand sanitizer, it would be good to carry for these restroom opportunities.  We’ll also stop for snacks/rest stop at Safeway in Orting at mile 23.8.

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 wear appropriate clothing for the days weather conditions.

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

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.

Auburn Station
Auburn, WA 98001
Ride Leader(s)


Registrations so far...
Steady: [12-14mph]

2 rider(s)