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Eastside Tours Evening Ride (Winter location)
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
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.
Note the move to the winter location near Crossroads!
Welcome to the 22nd year of Eastside Tours.
My goal is for everybody who rides with us to have a safe and enjoyable ride. Eastside Tours is a bit different than many other daily rides.
- Every ride is artisanally crafted from the best roads the Eastside has to offer. Every ride is different. We range from Bothell in the north to North Renton in the South, from Medina out to Ames Lake and the Sammamish Plateau. Winter rides tend to be more on the west side, summer rides more on the east side. The only one who knows the route is the ride leader, and he isn't telling.
- We are mellow on the flats; I do my best to keep us in the posted speed range, and we stay together as a group.
- We like hills. Expect 1500' or so on an average ride. All hills are ride at your own pace, regroup at the top. A hill like Sahalee or Louis Thompson are typical of the hills we ride.
If you are wondering if this ride is for you, look at the sample rides on the website, or contact the ride leader.
You are encouraged to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above.
If the weather is marginal, the ride leader will make a go/no-go decision at or before 4:30 PM. Cancellations will be posted in the comments for the ride, on the Eastside Tours facebook page, and on the meetup for the ride.
LIGHTS REQUIRED. It will be after dark when we return to the starting point. You need a good front light; I suggest one that is at least 600 lumens and a good rear light.
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