Wilmot-Kirkland for Coffee


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Date and Time: 
Sunday, August 8, 2021 - 9:30am
Start Location: 
Wilmot Gateway Park
17301 131st Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
Contact Information: 
Al G Miller
30.20 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,392 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Fitness / Health
Ride Description: 

Join us for a ride starting from Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville on a circa 30 mile route at a Steady pace (12-14 mph)!  This is an eastside route merging moderate hill climbing with some fairly flat terrain using bike trails, bike lanes, and largely quiet neighborhood streets for most of the route. 

Now that our Pacific Northwest Summer has finally arrived (as opposed to the Saharan summer experience we had earlier!), it's time to start (or continue) your summer recreational riding! This week we will venture from Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville to Kirkland (Juanita area) for coffee and subsequently return through Bothell/North Creek.  We will have an optional rest stop at mile 16.7 (Kirkland Marina) on the way to our approximate 25 minute coffee/snack/water/restroom stop at mile 19.  

Let's meet at the Wilmot Gateway Park by the tables under the Pergolas in the park at 0930 for our pre-ride safety briefing, with a planned departure right after completion of the Safety Briefing.  Please note that you must be a) pre-registered for this ride via the Cascade Bicycle Club website; and, b) you must be present for the safety briefing at 0930, else you won't be able to ride with us.

We will climb and descend the major hills at our own pace and our goal will be to regroup frequently - this is a social ride after all!  Faster riders are welcome but for them the ride becomes self-paced.   We'll also limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 MPH). 

Restrooms are available at the start. We’ll stop for coffee/snacks/restrooms/water at mile 19.0. (Please bring funds appropriate for your needs if you wish to purchase coffee or snacks.)

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!


I received a question last week from a rider about parking and since we are using the same start location, I thought it useful to repeat it for this week: “I’ll need to drive to the ride start tomorrow morning, so I’m checking on parking availability at Wilmot Gateway Park. I assume there will be available parking spots but with potential soccer games, might I need to look elsewhere? If so, suggestions?”

Answer: Thanks for asking!  While there is usually very limited parking directly by the Park, parking by the Athletic Fields across the street has been pretty accessible to date.  In addition, there is often street parking a couple of blocks east of the Woodinville Police Dept buildings which are adjacent to the Athletic Field parking lot. You should factor in a few extra minutes for this parking step if you are not familiar with the location.

Looks like we had some rain last night, so make sure that you have appropriate attire for occasional puddles. Just looked at Today's Forecast on Weather.com, and looks like the Chances of Rain during the time of our ride range from 5% to 2%. This should be manageable. Temps in the '60 s to start, maybe approaching low '70's by the conclusion! For me, this is nearly ideal! For some others, might want to "layer up" if this is too chilly for you. Thanks.

Wilmot Gateway Park
17301 131st Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072
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Steady: [12-14mph]

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