Eastside Tours HOLIDAY LIGHTS RIDE #3

KEEPING RIDERS SAFE

  • 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: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 6:20pm
Start Location: 
Crossroads Park
999 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
Contact Information: 
Eric A Gunnerson
eric_gunnerson@hotmail.com
(425)753-6032
Distance: 
22 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,500 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Interests: 
Training
Fitness / Health

Welcome to the yearly Eastside Tours Holiday Light Ride! Every year we put on our heavier clothes for a moderate-paced ride to view some of the best holiday lights that the eastside has to offer.

Because of the wintry weather that is common in December, this ride is scheduled on four separate days to give us the best chance of good weather. If we get good weather on multiple days, we will repeat the ride. For those who cannot make any of the times, I've added a link to the ride route. 

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Let's meet at Crossroads Park and please be ready to ride at 6:20 PM. We will start with a required safety briefing, and roll out when that's done.  If you miss the briefing you will not be able to ride with the group.

Welcome to the 22nd year of Eastside Tours. 

My goal is for everybody who rides with us to have a safe and enjoyable ride. Eastside Tours is a bit different than many other daily rides.

  • Every ride is artisanally crafted from the best roads the Eastside has to offer. Every night is different. We range from Bothell in the north to North Renton in the South, from Medina out to Ames Lake and the Sammamish Plateau. Winter rides tend to be more on the west side, summer rides more on the east side. The only one who knows the route is the ride leader, and he isn't telling.
     
  • We are mellow on the flats; I do my best to keep us in the posted speed range, and we stay together as a group.
     
  • We like hills. Expect 1500' or so on an average ride. All hills are ride at your own pace, regroup at the top. A hill like Sahalee or Louis Thompson are typical of the hills we ride. 

If you are wondering if this ride is for you, look at the sample rides on the website, or contact the ride leader.

You are required to pre-register by clicking the red "Register Now" button above. If you decide not to ride, please unregister so that another rider might take your spot.

If the weather is marginal, the ride leader will make a go/no-go decision at or before 4:30 PM. Cancellations will be posted in the comments for the ride and on the Eastside Tours facebook page.

 

Crossroads Park
999 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
Ride Leader(s)


Registrations so far...
Moderate: [14-16mph]

4 rider(s)