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The Ride Before the Ride
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Join us for the Ride Before the Ride! This is the same route as the Wednesday Evening MEETS ride. If you want to pre-ride the Wednesday ride at a more relaxed pace or can't make it on Wednesday, then this ride is for you! We will meet at the South 60 Acres parking lot @ 6:00pm and roll out as soon as we finish the safety briefing and route explanation. This is a 31.1 mile ride at Moderate pace (14-16mph).
Directions to Ride Start: We will meet in the parking lot east of South Sixty Acres Field. The lot is on the south side of NE 116th St., and east of the smaller soccer field (South Sixty Acres).
Ride Start: Riders must be ready to ride at the stated time listed above (6:00pm) in order to hear the pre-ride talk before we roll.
Pace: This is a more social stay together ride. We will climb hills at our own pace but will re-group at the top of hills and anytime the group gets too spread out.
Mechanical issues: The group may not stop for mechanical issues. Riders should know how to change a flat, or deal with other minor mechanical issues and carry appropriate tools. Riders should have a backup plan if roadside repairs are not sufficient. Riders should have a charged cell phone to call for a pick-up or other means to find their way home.
Navigation and Cue Sheets: It's important to have navigation in event of separation due to flats or other problems. Please download the route file into a GPS device for navigation. If a GPS device is not available, bring a cue sheet. Cue sheets are not available at the start.
Lights: A good headlight and red taillight are required. Riders may be restricted from riding if they don’t have proper lights.
Fenders: If rain is anticipated, please come equipped with fenders long enough to keep the person riding behind you dry.
Routes: The route is posted below. The route may include a local trail with speed limits, and riders must stay within the speed limits. The Sammamish River Trail and Burke Gilman Trail speed limits are both 15 MPH.
Rest Stops: There will be no planned rest stops as this is a shorter ride. However there are "porta-potty" restrooms at the start. There is no water available at the start. Bring enough water to sustain you for the entire ride.
Showers Cancel: Steady rain or otherwise unsafe riding conditions (including air quality) may cause a cancellation. If the ride is canceled, the ride leader will not be at the ride start and ride cancellation will be posted in the comments section of the Cascade listing at least two hours prior to the ride start. Additionally, all registered riders will receive an email.
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