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FRUMPS - Cedar River Trail to 4 Corners - return Soos Creek Trail
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Route: The Cedar River Trail gradually climbs (2-3%) up to picturesque Dorre Don. After a photo-op on an old Railroad bridge, there is hard-packed gravel for 0.2 miles. The early lunch stop (about 11:30 am) is at S'wiched. See the menu link below. After lunch, there is another section of packed gravel (0.2 miles) on the route through forest neighborhoods over to Lake Meridian. The Soos Creek Trail is a paved trail that meanders through natural wetlands for 5 miles back to Renton. There is a short pitch up a 9% grade for 100 yards, but we will wait for everyone at the top. Just before the end, there is a 10% descent for 1 mile down 140th Ave.
Start: Let's meet in the Ron Regis parking lot and be ready to ride at 10:00 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.
What to bring: Supplies and tools to fix a flat, a cell phone in case you cannot finish, 2 water bottles, pocket snacks, money for lunch.
Restrooms: Start, Lunch at S'wiched (mile 13.3), Soos Creek Trail (mile 28.8)
Cancellation: In the event of showers or unsafe conditions, the ride leader will not be at the start but will post a cancellation notice in the Comments section below by 8:00 am on the day of the ride. It is always wise to check the Comments before you drive to the start of a ride. Rain during the ride could modify the route.
Cue sheet: Print your own map/cue sheet if you would like one from the RWGPS link below.