Winter Training Series (WTS) 6: Auburn, Lake Tapps, Orting, Carbonado, Buckley

KEEPING RIDERS SAFE

  • Advance online registration is required.
  • Attendance at the pre-ride safety briefing is required in order to ride with the group.
  • Ride capacity may be limited.  Exact size is set by the ride leader, and displayed below.
  • If you decide not to ride, please click Cancel My Registration below to open space for others. (How to cancel
  • All participants must follow Wash. state guidance on masking, distancing and vaccination for indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Some rides stop at indoor venues. All riders should have face coverings available in case a business or public transit requires their use. Venues might require proof of vaccination or recent negative test result.
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Date and Time: 
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 9:00am
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Start Location: 
Auburn Fred Meyer
914 D St NE
Auburn, WA 98002
Contact Information: 
Ralph Nussbaum
RENussbaum@outlook.com
2067139417
Distance: 
66 miles
Elevation Gain: 
2,750 feet
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Training

This is the sixth of this year's nine Winter Training Series rides. WTS starts January 8th and will end on March 5th. During this nine-ride series, distances progress from about 34 miles to 100 miles. WTS is a great way to do some early season training, with a natural buildup of miles, while enjoying the company of other riders. Winter riding is tough enough--this gives you a chance to do it with friends. 

WTS #6 is a wonderful route that takes in Lake Tapps, Orting, Carbonado, Buckley and lots of great back roads in between. This is one of the most rural rides of the series.  Gravity Coffee at mile 47.1 is a good refueling stop.  (Also there's the Pick & Shovel in Wilkeson at mile 31.1.)

Generally all the Winter Training Series rides start at 9:00 AM except the last one. The 100-miler on March 5th will start at 8:00 AM. Please be at the start early enough to have your registration confirmed, pump up your tires, adjust your fenders, and put all your warm clothes on. Sign-in starts at 8:30 AM, mandatory ride & safety announcements are at 9:00 AM, and we start riding when that is completed.  If you miss the briefing, you will not be able to ride with the group

Though there will usually be a number of ride leaders on the course, these are self-paced and self-guided rides with friendly encouragement and lots of camaraderie. THERE ARE NO REGROUPS IN THIS SERIES. For more general information, please follow the link below to Introduction to WTS.

VERY IMPORTANT: If you want a cue sheet, please go to the RideWithGPS link below and print one out for yourself.  There won't be any available from the ride leaders.

All rides are rain or shine. We might shorten a route for really foul weather, but the only outright cancellation will be for snow or ice.  We may delay the start if we believe that the conditions will be safer a bit later in the day.  CHECK THIS WEBPAGE BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME.

Pre-registration is required. There will be no sign-in at the ride start.  You must be registered by no later than 5:00AM on the day of the of the ride.  If you already have a Cascade account make sure you are logged in and click the <Register Now> button at the top of the ride description, then make sure to check the box indicating you have read the Waiver & Release, add your emergency phone number and click <Save Registration> button. Don’t worry if you can’t make the ride, you don't need to un-register. If you don’t have a Cascade account set one up! It only takes a couple of minutes and won't cost you anything.

Even though you’ve pre-registered, you will need to check off your name at the start of the ride.  Make sure you are registered by 5:00 AM the day of the ride.  Registrations after that will not be accepted and you will not be allowed to attend the ride!

Directions to Start: Take 167 South from Renton. Take the 15th St NW exit and head east about 0.4 mile. Turn right on A Street at stop light. Go 0.2 mile to 10th St NE.  Look for parking lot around the corner on your right. Park in NW corner of the lot at corner of A St and 10th St away from the entrance to Fred Meyers.

Auburn Fred Meyer
914 D St NE
Auburn, WA 98002


Registrations so far...
Self Paced

16 rider(s)