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North End Rides before Dark Series (NERDS) - Moderate
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PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME - SAFETY BRIEFING ATTENDANCE REQUIRED.
Join us for a weekly ride from the Lynnwood Transit Center. This week's ride will be our "A Couple of Lakes" route!
Please meet in the southwestern part of the Transit Center (South of the bus pick up area) and be ready to ride at 5:45 pm. We will start with a required safety briefing, and roll out when that is done. If you miss the safety briefing, you will not be able to ride with the group. A picture of the transit center showing where to meet is linked below. There will be other Cascade NERD pace groups meeting in other areas of the transit center, so if unsure when you pull up, ask a ride leader and they will direct you to the right start.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order. Also required are a properly fitting helmet, working tail light, and a headlight as we may be getting back around sunset. It is recommended to bring water, nutrition, and a jacket (for rain/wind).
Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat or other minor mechanical issues, and make sure you know how to use them (see the YouTube video in the linked below on fixing flats). We will wait a short period of time if you can fix a mechanical issue quickly; however, we will have to keep the group moving if the repair will take longer than a few minutes so make sure you have the route and a cell phone to arrange a ride home if necessary.
We will attempt to keep the stated pace on the flats (a little higher on the slight downhills and a little slower on the slight uphills). Riders should take steeper climbs and descents at their own pace, and our goal will be to regroup at safe points after steeper sections of the route. However, any rider who continues to cause delays or is unable to keep pace with the group will be asked to finish the ride on their own or drop back to another pace group if available.
There are no restrooms at the start so please plan accordingly. A restroom may be available along the route but is not guaranteed.
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, there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, or there are any 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!