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ROAD: Ride On After Dark - Moderate
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NEW START LOCATION: We will meet at the Commuter Parking Lot North of the Redmond Court and Library. This location has no address so please look at the map.
ROAD, Ride On After Dark, is back for the 2021-2022 season! Join us every Wednesday in Redmond for an approximately 21-mile ride with 1,200 feet of climbing, to help keep us fit through the winter.
Directions to Ride Start: We will meet in the Commuter Parking Lot on the Redmond Municipal Campus. The entrance is located on 160th Ave NE across from the QFC and north of the library and district court. This parking lot has no address; please look at the map below. Restrooms are available inside the library a short walk away.
Ride Start: Riders must be ready to ride at the stated time listed above. Riders will NOT be allowed to ride if they do not show up in time to hear the safety talk and briefing. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
Pace: Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected group. See the pace definitions here. Changing pace groups will not be allowed at the start or during the rides. This series consists of multiple paces, with each pace listed separately on the calendar. To find a suitable ride at your pace please see the Cascade Free Group Rides calendar.
There will be short re-groupings at the top of hills. If maintaining the pace is difficult for a rider, ride leaders will do their best to accommodate, but the rider may have to continue the ride on their own. We ask that such riders drop back a pace on their next ride.
Mechanical issues: Groups 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 must 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.
Routes: The routes will be posted in the comments below once finalized, typically on the day before the ride. Routes 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.
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. These rides take place in the dark. Riders may be restricted from riding if they don’t have proper lights. Extra backup lights are recommended in case your battery dies during the ride.
New Riders: New riders are always welcome if they are able to sustain the rigors of the series. First-time riders may find these rides difficult. Please see the new rider information on the Cascade Bicycle Club website for additional general information, or contact the Series Director, Juliana Peña.
Fenders: If rain is anticipated, please come equipped with fenders long enough to keep the person riding behind you dry.
Rest Stops: There will be no planned rest stops as these are short rides. Restrooms are available near the start in the Redmond Library.
Showers Cancel: Steady rain or otherwise unsafe riding conditions (including air quality and wet roads) will cause a cancellation. If the ride is canceled, ride leaders 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.
Kids: This is a rigorous training series and it may not be appropriate for children. Please contact the Series Director, Juliana Peña, at least 48 hours in advance, for approval.