North End Rides before Dark (Moderate)

KEEPING RIDERS SAFE

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  • 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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Date and Time: 
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:00pm
Start Location: 
Lynnwood Park and Ride (Lot A)
20111 46th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Contact Information: 
Christopher Hirata
christopherhirata@gmail.com
2064098047
Distance: 
24 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,314 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Interests: 
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Join us for this week's North End Rides before Dark ride from the Lynnwood Transit Center. This week's route will be "Bumps" which takes us south along the west side of Lake Ballinger before heading east down to Lake Forest Park and Kenmore.  The route then starts a sustained two mile climb north on Meridian before heading back to the transit center.

Please meet in Lot A (on the east side of 46th) 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 are no restrooms or water at the start.  There is a public restroom about a half mile west of the transit center at Scriber Lake Park should you need it prior to arriving for our safety briefing/ride start.

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.

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 (as there is none at the start), nutrition, and a jacket. 

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.  

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!

Attachments: 
Lynnwood Park and Ride (Lot A)
20111 46th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Ride Leader(s)


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Moderate: [14-16mph]

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