Winter Eastside Hill Climbing Makeup Ride again! (Route #9)
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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 is a "second" Makeup Ride!!! We have to actually ride the complete all the routes, am I right???
We will meet at the Sixty Acres Park Lot at 8:45am for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 9:00am. We will be riding from Sixty Acres Park through Redmond and head out to the Redmond Ridge area. We will veer back north and then west toward Woodinville and Kenmore before we turn south on our return to Redmond. There will be a rest stop at the Starbucks in Woodinville at mile 23. This will be a 51 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.
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