Winter Eastside Hill Climbing! (Daylight Savings Time)

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, March 14, 2021 - 10:00am
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Start Location: 
Newport Hills Park and Ride
5115 113th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
Contact Information: 
Scott Kaczmarek
scott@kaz-fam.com
(206) 356-5663
Distance: 
55.20 miles
Elevation Gain: 
4,008 feet
Terrain: 
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Ride Description: 

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.

Note:  Today is the beginning of Daylight Savings Time.  We will meet at the Newport Hills Park and Ride at 9:45am for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 10:00am.  We will make a restroom stop at Enatai Beach Park at mile 3.  We will travel north for a quick loop through Bellevue.  We will then veer east toward Lake Sammamish.  We will continue south for the toughest climb of the day up Zoo Hill.  We will head down to Newcastle and meander around the East Renton Highlands before we head back to Newport Hills.  There will be a rest stop at the Starbucks in Lakemont at mile 26.6.  This will be a 55 mile ride at Brisk Pace (16-18mph).

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 is 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.

Newport Hills Park and Ride
5115 113th Pl SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
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Brisk: [16-18mph]

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