Winter Eastside Hill Climbing!

SAFE SOCIALLY-DISTANCED RIDES

  • Ride capacity will be strictly limited.  Exact size is set by each ride leader, and displayed on the ride page.
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Date and Time: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
South Kirkland Park & Ride
9800 NE 37th Ct
Kirkland, WA 98033
Contact Information: 
Scott Kaczmarek
scott@kaz-fam.com
(206) 356-5663
Distance: 
50.60 miles
Elevation Gain: 
3,777 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

Please note: During COVID-19 restrictions, all Free Group Rides are limited in the number of allowed participants. 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. 

We will observe current social distancing guidelines when off the bike, and strive to maintain at least 10-12ft separation between riders when on the bike.

Let's take a little NIBBLE out of the CHEW Playbook and get some Winter Training rides in.

We will meet at the South Kirkland Park and Ride in Kirkland at 9:45am for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 10:00am.  Restrooms are not available at the start.  We will ride north to downtown Kirkland and make a restroom stop at Marina Park @ mile 2.5.  From here our climbing will start with Market and continue with more climbs than can be listed.  Route is linked below.  We will be looking for any and all hills to climb this Sunday!  This is your Mid Term Exam to see where your Winter Training is as we end February and start heading into the warmer months.  We will stop for a break at the Starbucks @ Mile 26.3.  This will be a 50 mile ride at Moderate Pace (14-16mph).

We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to try to stay together and we will regroup at the tops of climbs if we get separated. We'll also limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 MPH).

There are no restrooms or water at the start.

Riders should bring tools & knowledge to repair flats or minor mechanicals and be prepared to complete the ride on your own should your bike require repair. Please have a backup plan (someone to call or an ORCA card) if your bike will not get you to the finish.

Fenders are requested if it is wet or expected to be wet.  Plan to ride at the back if you do not have fenders. 

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!

Ride With GPS route link is below. Please print a cue sheet if you want one.

South Kirkland Park & Ride
9800 NE 37th Ct
Kirkland, WA 98033
Ride Leader(s)


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Moderate: [14-16mph]

6 rider(s)