TREATS - Lake Wilderness to Green River Gorge Loop

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Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 10:00am
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Start Location: 
Lake Wilderness Lodge parking lot
22601 SE 248th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Contact Information: 
Al Fiedler
albertfiedler@gmail.com
509-203-5772
Distance: 
41.10 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,077 feet
Terrain: 
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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.

This beautiful loop ride from Lake Wilderness to the Green River Gorge is one of my favorite routes.  We start with a descent to the Cedar River then ride through the forest to Dorre Don.  There is a short section (0.3 miles) of packed gravel on the Cedar River Trail then a short climb on pavement (200 yards) to cruise through quiet neighborhoods.  The first rest stop is at S'wiched for an early Lunch at about 11:00 am (mile 13).  After lunch, we head south through the forest to Cumberland and descend to the Green River Gorge for a photo op.  There is a natural spring where you can fill your water bottle for 2 cents.  The gradual 3-mile climb up to Black Diamond brings us to our second rest stop (mile 35).  We should be back to Lake Wilderness about 3:00 pm.

Start: Meet in the Lake Wilderness Lodge parking lot at 9:45 am for the pre-ride safety briefing and route review.  Departure is at 10:00 am.  There is a restroom in the park at the start.

Regroup: We will climb and descend hills at our own pace, regrouping at the tops and bottoms.

What to Bring: 1) Money for lunch at S'wiched - See menu link below - Face mask is required;  2) A spare tube and tools to fix a flat;  3) Two full water bottles;  4) A cell phone in case you cannot finish the ride.

Cue Sheet: If you would like a Route Map and Cue Sheet, print one from the RWGPS link below.

Cancelation: If weather conditions meet the weather cancelation 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 will not be at the start.

Hope you can join us!

Lake Wilderness Lodge parking lot
22601 SE 248th St
Maple Valley, WA 98038
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