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Getting Ready to Ride #4: Gas Works-Ravenna-Sunset (Steady 12-14mph)
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
The Getting Ready to Ride Series
Are you new to bicycling, or just been off your bike for a while? Perhaps you've been meaning to ride more this year, but not yet gotten around to it? If so, Getting Ready to Ride might be just for you. It is an eight-week series starting with a flat and easy ride, and adding a little more challenge each week. We will regroup frequently and definitely at the top of any climbs.
We're offering leisurely (10-12mph) and steady (12-14mph) pace versions. This posting is for steady (12-14mph). Click here for leisurely (10-12mph).
This Week's Ride
Join us for a ride from Gas Works Park on a 20 mile route at steady pace (12-14mph)! This week we take the Burke-Gilman to the 39th Ave NE greenway where we take a gentle climb to Wedgwood, followed by a cross-town ride past Green Lake all the way to Sunset and western views over the Sound and the Olympics, before returning via Ballard and Fremont to the start. Let's meet at the east end of Gas Works parking lot at 9:45am for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a departure at 10:00am. Restrooms are available at the start and at Green Lake (10 miles).
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 10-12ft separation between riders when on the bike.
Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.
Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or other unexpected events, 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!
- Route map / cue sheet
- Give your bike an easy A-B-C Quick Check before riding
- How to fix a flat (video)
- Information for newcomers (explains paces, terrain, etc)