Getting Ready to Ride Eastside #7: Kirkland - Redmond - Bothell (Steady)


  • 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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Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 10:00am
Start Location: 
Juanita Beach Park
9206 NE Juanita Dr
Kirkland, WA 98034
Contact Information: 
Series Director
Melanie Kelsey
26 miles
Elevation Gain: 
1,033 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
Fitness / Health

Are you new to bicycling, or just been off your bike for a while? Is this your year to get active, begin commuting, take part in Cascade's Free Group Rides, or maybe even tackle your first century (100-mile ride), the STP, or another personal challenge? Are you a bit unsure about your biking capabilities, riding in groups, or cycling during winter? If so, then the Getting Ready to Ride Series (GR2R) is for you. GR2R is an early season, eight-week, progressive series that begins with a trail ride and then adds a bit of elevation gain, distance or technical difficulty each week.

GR2R rides are free and open to anyone. You will ride with others who share your pace and enthusiasm for riding. All rides will be led by Cascade Ride Leaders; experienced volunteers who enjoy riding, are knowledgeable about bike safety and the rules of the road, and who know the routes.

During the Eastside series, we will explore different neighborhoods (often with great views) and take advantage of some of the trails and quiet roads in the area. These will be social rides with waits at the top of hills (which we will climb at our own pace) and at all critical turns, along with some photo-op stops. 

In addition to steady rain, ice/snow and any other hazardous conditions will cancel a ride. If a ride is canceled due to hazardous conditions, a notice will be posted here, in the comments section below, by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the ride.  If that notice is posted, the ride leaders will not be at the start.

Ride Notes:  All riders should bring ID; spare tube, tools, patch kit, pump, and skills to fix flats; a phone and a plan for rescue if your bike fails; and snacks and water. Waiting for mechanical issues will be at the discretion of the ride leader. It’s winter, so please dress appropriately and use fenders with long mudflaps on your bike or you will be asked to ride at the back of the group. Please download or print the Ride with GPS route if needed, ride leaders will not have copies.

Ride #7 meets at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland and you must be ready to ride at 10:00. 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. This week's ride will be 25.7 miles and will take us through Kirkland, Redmond, and Bothell. A port-a-potty is available at the start but no water is available so please fill up at home.

We hope you can join us!

Juanita Beach Park
9206 NE Juanita Dr
Kirkland, WA 98034

Registrations so far...
Steady: [12-14mph]

29 rider(s)