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Seattle Pacific University to Delite Bakery
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This route which is a modified version of the club's Fall Pastry ride series (in search of the best bakery in Seattle) takes through a lot of city streets with a lot of traffic lights. We start by crossing the Fremont Bridge to do a little riding in Greenlake and then over to UW and down to Lake Washington. Then we head back up hill to the Beacon Hill and Columbia City parts of town, enroute to the Delite Bakery where we will stop for coffee and a pastry. Our return route takes us through the city and down through the secret gem of Interlaken Park where at the bottom we get on Boyer and head for the University bridge on back to the start. Note, I ride at the mid to slower end of the moderate pace and am a slow hill climber, so on the hills you are welcome to go ahead.
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.
Rest Stops: We will make a bathroom stop at mile 23, just before our coffee and pastry stop at the Delite Bakery (about mile 23.5).
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 at least 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 (except when climbing) and will ask you to wear your mask when riding. 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.
Registration: Please register on this website by clicking the Red REGISTER NOW button above (you need to have or create an account, but it is free). Registering ahead saves us time at the start and helps to make sure we can actually read your emergency contact number. Please arrive 10 minutes early to hear the safety briefing and to ensure you are ready to ride on time.
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 or temperature below 42 degrees, 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.
NOTE: If I cancel this ride on Friday due to weather, it will be reposted for Sunday and we will try again.
Also, if it is raining on 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.
I hope you can join me!
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