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Getting Ready to Ride South #2: Who doesn't love a Cinnabon?
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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Are you new to bicycling, been off your bike for awhile, feeling trapped inside or tired of looking at the same four walls during exercise? Is 2023 your year to get active, begin commuting, take part in Free Group Rides, tackle your first century (100-mile ride), the STP (Seattle to Portland), or another personal challenge? Are you a bit unsure about your biking capabilities, riding in groups, or cycling during winter? If so, then Getting Ready to Ride (GR2R) is for you!
We are pleased to announce that Getting Ready to Ride South (GR2R-S) will be running a winter training series for 2023 with two paces offered: Leisurely (10-12 mph) and Steady (12 - 14 mph). Please note that miles per hour refers to speed on flat terrain without significant wind forces and will vary with elevation and wind. If you are not sure which pace to sign up for, we suggest trying the Leisurely pace and if it is too easy, do Steady next time. GR2R-S will run for eight Saturdays, from February 4th through March 25th. All paces will use a common route each week.
Please register for the ride using the red "Register Now" button at the top of this page. You may register with a mobile device at the ride start if you wish and are able to - only riders who have registered on-line before the ride may ride with the group. Please contact the ride leader before the day of the ride if you have difficulties registering on-line or if you have any other questions.
Ride #2: Our second of eight great rides will be a relatively flat ride up the Sumner Valley to the Auburn Supermall and back, riding the Sumner Link Trail to quiet roads through Algona and Pacific to Auburn. We will meet at the Sumner Fred Meyer in the furthest east parking lot in the front of the building. Be at the start and ready to ride at 9:00am. We will start with introductions and a safety briefing and roll out when that is completed. If you miss the safety briefing, you will not be able to ride with the group. Restrooms are available at the start and at the Auburn Supermall about nine miles into the ride.
We will climb and descend hills at our own pace. Our goal will be to stay together and we will regroup if we get separated.
All riders should dress appropriately for unpredictable winter weather, carry nutrition and water, carry a phone to call for assistance if needed, as well as cash, and/or a credit card and some form of ID.
Bring 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.
Cue sheets will not be provided. An electronic version of the route, from which riders may print their own cue sheets if desired, is linked below. Route can also be downloaded to navigation devices.
Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancelation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or other unexpected events, the Ride Leader will cancel the ride at least two hours before the ride start time and will not be at the start location. If the ride is canceled, it will be noted in the title on the ride post and registered riders will be sent an email to the address associated with their Cascade account.
We hope you can join us!
Registrations so far...
for all who want to do some more flattish miles after GRTR, I am going to ride out to the trail and head towards Buckley. Possibly finish with 30 'ish miles total. (or whatever suits your fancy)
Do you mean 12 in addition to
Do you mean 12 in addition to the 18 planned miles? If so, I am in!