Pierce County Trails Day: Trails as Transportation - Gig Harbor to Tacoma (one way group ride)

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  • Advance registration required. If you decide not to ride, please click Cancel My Registration below to open space for others. (How to cancel
  • Attendance at the pre-ride safety briefing is required to participate in the ride.
  • All participants must follow Wash. state guidance on masking, distancing and vaccination for indoor and outdoor activities.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID, follow the CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines. In general, if you have COVID or are displaying COVID symptoms, you should not participate in group rides.
  • Some rides stop at indoor venues. All riders should have face coverings available in case a business or public transit requires their use.
  • A CPSC certified helmet is required to be worn to participate.
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If you are new, please read our newcomer information.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 11:00am
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Start Location: 
Kimball Park and Ride (In parking lot corner near wilco/trail head)
6808 Kimball Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Contact Information: 
Marlene Druker
rmpuratich@centurytel.net
2535143517
Distance: 
6 miles
Elevation Gain: 
425 feet
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To celebrate Forever Green Trails' Pierce Country Trails Day, we will travel along Cushman Trail and a small section of Scott Pierson Trail (the shared use trail on the Tacoma Narrows Bridge) to get from Gig Harbor to Tacoma. Come ride with us and see how well these two wonderful places are connected by bike trails! 

We'll meet at the park and ride on Kimball in the corner closest to the trailhead (near Wilco). We'll start with introductions and a brief safety talk. Please be at the start, ready to ride, at 11am. 

On-line registration required.  Participants do not need to be a member of Cascade Bicycle Club to register, but must create an account if they do not already have one.  

Please note that this ride is one way only. You may want to try out taking the bus back or you may continue on your own. The return route is linked below. Routes can be downloaded and cue sheets can be printed from them. Ride leader will not be providing cue sheets. 

Pace of this ride is Steady and the miles per hour  (mph) listed is not an average, but rather the speed we travel on flat terrain without wind. We will be faster on downhills and slower on uphills. Every rider will take hills at their own pace and we will regroup after them and before turns.

NEWCOMERS WELCOME ! If you are new to Cascade Free Group Rides, please check out the "read our newcomer information" link above. 

Helmets are required. Other items to bring: a charged cell phone, id, cash and/or credit card, water, a small snack, a face covering, hand sanitizer, kleenex, 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 will be canceled at least two hours prior to the start and the Ride Leader will not be at the start location. Cancelation notice will be on the ride posting here and will also be emailed to registered riders.  

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Kimball Park and Ride (In parking lot corner near wilco/trail head)
6808 Kimball Drive
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
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Steady: [12-14mph]

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