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**CANCELLED** MUMPS - Clockwise Kirkland, Medina, Mercer Island, North Seattle Loop (Brisk)
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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Our Route: This week we ride clockwise around the top half of Lake Washington, along Kirkland's waterfront, across 520 to and down through Medina, West Bellevue and Beaux Arts Village, then catch I-90 for a scenic loop of the curves and mostly gentle ups and downs of Mercer Island. After continuing on I-90 to Seattle, we'll visit Madrona, the Arboretum, the U District, Ravenna, Meadowbrook, Chelsea, Cedar Park and Sheridan Beach neighborhoods before hopping on the Burke for the final leg of our ride.
Start Time & Location: We'll meet at Log Boom Park, where restrooms and water are available. Steady pace will gather near the west end of the restrooms, Moderate near the east end, and Brisk will meet near the edge of the parking lot.
Please be there, ready to ride, at the time noted above. We will start with the 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-no exceptions.
Parking: Please do not park in the Log Boom parking lot; use the on-street parking on NE 175th St. just east of the park.
Pace: The MUMPS series offers multiple paces. Riders are welcome to change pace groups during the ride. We'll observe the speed limit on multi-use trails.
Navigation: The planned route/cue sheet is at the link below. The goal is to stay together via regrouping as necessary, but we won’t be able to wait long for anyone substantially off the pace. Please, bring navigation aids in case you need to finish on your own, as the ride becomes self-led for those ahead of or behind the group.
Restrooms: There are planned restroom stops at Kirkland Marina Park (mile 7.8), Bellevue Downtown Park (mile 15.9), and Mercer Island's Feroglia Field (mile 30.7).
Food: Enjoy the snacks you bring with you at any of the rest stops. There is no sit-down coffee/food stop.
Cancellation: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation criterion listed above or if there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions or 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.
IMPORTANT: Each ride leader will make their own weather cancellation decisions independently, so one pace group may cancel while another rides, and one group may take a shortcut, while another may not. An "on the roll" switch to the rain route is possible. This could change your options for moving between pace groups.
Fenders: Please be considerate of other riders' comfort and safety by using full fenders with long, stable mud flaps (ideally 2" and a maximum of 4" from the ground) if rain is possible or the roads are wet. You may still ride without such long fenders and flaps, but if it's wet you will need to ride at the back of the group (behind all bikes with better fenders).
Repairs: Be prepared with the equipment and know-how to take care of your own flats and mechanicals, and a plan for getting back to the start if your bike won't take you there (ORCA card or someone to call). If you have a problem the group may stop briefly to make sure you will be OK on your own, but we will not wait for repairs to be completed.
We hope you can join us!
Registrations so far...
Low to mid-30s, let's not risk the chance for ice.
Make it a trainer day.