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Fall City-Red Barn Loop
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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 click the red "Cancel My Registration" button above 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 10-12 ft separation between riders when on the bike.
A mostly flat 32-mile moderate-pace ramble in the rural Snoqualmie River Valley, with a short stop for refreshment at Starbucks in Carnation on the way back. We'll go at about 15 mph on the flats when there is no wind, and there may be pauses for scenery and agricultural activities of note.
There is a porta-pot but no water at the start. There also is a porta-pot opportunity at Jubilee Farm/Mile 5.6 and at Chinook Bend Park/Mile 11.4. Restroom and water are on the return leg at Carnation/Mile 22.7. A RideWithGPS route map and cue sheet are at the Link, below. If you need a cue sheet, please print one. Electric-assist bikes welcome.
It can be a long way to Fall City. Please plan your trip to be ready to ride 10 minutes before start time so we can do the safety briefing and get on the road. IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Due to COVID-19 measures, if you are not present and ready when we start the safety briefing, you will not be allowed to participate.
Bring ID; equipment and skills to fix flats; and a phone and a plan for rescue if your bike fails. If roads are wet, rooster tails from bare tires are a safety and comfort issue for other riders. Unless the geometry of your bike won't allow, fenders with long mudflaps are strongly recommended.
Note: The listed phone will not be answered on the morning of the ride and its voicemail will not be checked. If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or other unexpected events, I will post a ride-cancelled note in the Comments section below at least two hours prior to the start and will not be at the start location.
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