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SPU to Edmonds
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Please note: During COVID-19 Phases 1.5 and 2, all Free Group Rides are limited to six total participants: the Ride Leader and five others. Registration for the ride (using the red “Register Now” button above) is REQUIRED to participate. If you decide not to ride, please unregister for this ride so that an additional spot will be made available to another.
Face coverings (for mouth and nose) are required when the group makes extended stops. Face coverings are recommended for the duration of the ride. Please bring personal hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and tissues for use at rest stops.
Join us at the West Ewing Mini-park (at the beginning of 3rd Ave. West, on the Seattle Pacific Univ. Campus, ) for a 30 mile ride along Greenlake and down the famous Innis Arden Way to Edmonds; with beautiful views of the Sound as we get close to Edmonds. We will have a donut and a bathroom stop in Edmonds before heading back along a different route. We will be riding at the the moderate (14-16 mph) pace, but we'll limit our speed on the multi-use paths to the legal maximum (15 MPH).
The Route: The route goes along the Ship Canal trail then crosses the canal into Fremont. We will take Stone Way up to Greenlake, where we head back to Fremont Ave and then hook up with the Interurban trail. We hook up with Innis Arden Way for a steep downhill and then enjoy the views of the water as we head into Edmonds.
In Edmonds we will be able to use the bathrooms at the Ferry Terminal and get a quick coffee and donut at Top Pot. Then we climb out of Edmonds as we return. On the way back we will stay a little further West and come into Fremont where we pick up the Burke and then cross the canal and to get to the Ship Canal trail on the other side of the canal and head back to the start.
NOTE - We will be following COVID-19 social distancing practices, and I will ask all riders to stay at least 10-12' apart when riding and 6' apart when stopped. Since I am in the high risk category (due to age) I will ask all riders to stay behind me throughout the ride and will encourage you to wear your mask. We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together and regroup as necessary at the top and bottom of all hills. Since I am a slower climber, I will ask anyone who is faster to go ahead at the beginning of the hill and wait at the top.
Start Time: Let's meet at the West Ewing park 10 minutes before the published start time (i.e 10:20 am) for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 10:30 am. We will go over hand signals and what we say during the ride to keep ourselves safe.
Restrooms and water are NOT available at the start and the only planned stop comes at the half way point in Edmonds.
Registration: You must pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above (that also ensures that you will get emails of any ride cancellations). The ride will be limited to 5 rides plus the ride leader. Registering also saves time at the start and makes sure I can read your emergency number, just in case. If you have not already done so, you do have to create an account with the bike club, but you don't have to become a member or pay. Due to the 5 person limit to the ride, please unregister if you decide not to ride.
Fenders and tubes: Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders. Even if it is not raining, when the roads are wet, rooster tails from bare tires are a safety issue for other riders. Fenders with long mudflaps show that you care about others. Riders without friendly mudflaps may be asked to ride at the back of the group.
WEATHER: If, between 8:00pm and 10:00 pm (depending when I can check it) the night before the ride, Weather Underground forecast predicts a greater than 30% chance of significant rain, the ride will be canceled. I will send everyone who has registered an email that night advising of the cancellation and post a ride-cancellation notice in the Comments section on this club page; and I will NOT be at the start.
Also, if there are unexpected showers the morning of the ride, or if there are other unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, I will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below and email everyone who has registered at least two hours prior to the start and I will not be at the start location.
We hope you can join me on my first ride since we have restarted our Free Group Rides program!
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