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Cycle the Gap #3 - Two Points and a Levee (Saturday edition)
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Cycle The Gap #3 – Two Points and a Levee (Saturday Edition) - Join us at the Burnett Linear Park in Renton for a 71 mile ride with 2,000’ of climbing to Brown's Point overlooking Tacoma. This route includes a good climb up Peasley Canyon before our first bathroom break at Steel Lake. We tour through South King Co. before stopping at Brown's Point. The ride continues into Puyallup and Sumner where we will take a food break before finishing on the Interurban and Green River trails on our way back.
We will climb and descend hills at our own pace and will regroup frequently. We will be riding at the moderate pace (14-16 mph when flat with no head or tail winds) and we will limit our speed on the multi-use paths to the legal maximum (15 MPH).
CTG: This is the third of a five-week series of rides from July 17 through August 14. (Duplicate routes will be posted Tuesdays and Saturdays.) CTG is designed to help folks get in shape for the club’s new Ride from Redmond to Bellingham and Back (R2B2) (Aug. 21-22, 2021). The rides will incrementally increase in distance, leading up to 82 miles.
Stops: Restrooms are NOT available at the start. We will have a restroom stop at about mile 18 and then short food bathroom break at the Starbucks in Sumner at mile 45.
The Start: Let's meet in Burnett Linear Park in Renton at 9:00 am. We will start with a required safety briefing and roll out when that's done. If you miss the briefing you will not be able to ride with the group.
The Basics: These rides are not supported. Riders should be able to sustain the pace, carry nutrition/water, and have the know-how and equipment to fix a flat tire. The group will not stop for repair of flats or mechanical issues. Everyone should carry a phone to call for assistance if needed.
New riders, we are very happy to have you with us. Please read the New Rider link (“read our newcomer information”), above, and keep in mind that a helmet is required for all Cascade rides.
Be considerate and have full fenders including mud flaps if roads are wet or a prediction of rain is in the forecast. If you don't have fenders, you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.
Registration: This ride has unlimited capacity. If possible, please register for the ride a few days in advance. By your registering for the ride well in advance, we can make sure we have enough ride leaders. Please be sure to cancel your registration if you decide not to go on the ride.
Ride With GPS Link: The route map and cue sheet are on the RideWithGPS link, below. If you want a printed cue sheet, you need to bring it. If there are any significant changes to the route, the final link will be posted under the comments section on this page the day before the ride.
Weather: If, sometime before 10:00 pm, the night before the ride, Weather Underground forecast predicts a greater than 30% chance of significant rain, the ride will be canceled. I will send everyone who has registered an email advising of the cancellation and post a ride-cancellation notice in the Comments section on this club page; and I will NOT be at the start.
Also, if it is raining on the morning of the ride, or if there are other unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, I will post a ride-canceled note in the Comments section below and email everyone who has registered at least two hours prior to the start and I will not be at the start location.