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Woodinville to Mercer Island for Coffee (Steady Pace)
KEEPING RIDERS SAFE
- Advance registration required for all participants. 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.
- 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, or if you are sick with the flu or a cold, you should not participate in group rides.
- Carry a face covering in case a business or public transit requires their use.
- Please, no spitting or “snot-rockets” while participating.
- A CPSC certified helmet is required to be worn to participate.
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
Join us for a ride starting from Wilmot Gateway Park in Woodinville on an approximate 51 mile route at a Steady pace (12-14 mph on the flats). This is a route which merges hill climbing with some fairly flat terrain using bike trails, bike lanes and largely quiet neighborhood streets.
This week we will ride to Mercer Island. We will have a short rest stop at mile 9.3 at the Kirkland Marina. We will have a 25 minute combined coffee and rest stop on Mercer Island at approximately mile 22.6. Please bring suitable funds if you plan to purchase food or drink at our coffee/rest stop. An optional rest stop will be available at approximately mile 41.7. A downloadable ride map and cue sheet for GPS navigation devices is at the Link below.
Let's meet at the Wilmot Gateway Park by the tables under the pergolas in the park at 10:00 a.m. 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.
We will climb and descend the major hills at our own pace and will regroup at the top as needed. We'll also limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 MPH).
Restrooms and water are available at the start and at the rest stops. Please bring any snacks you may want to have during the ride.
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.
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 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!
Registrations so far...
Alert! Re-routing to be done by Tuesday afternoon
The SR520 trail will be closed this weekend (https://sr520construction.com/ConstructionMap) so we will need to do a re-routing. I will have the new route up by Tuesday evening.
Alan, Chris, and Jeff
Route is updated for Sunday
Use the same listed URL but the route has been updated to avoid the closed SR520 bike trail. No change on the way out from Woodinville but we'll return via Lake Hills and Redmond. A rest stop on return has been added at mile 37.1 at Marymoor Park. See you on Sunday!
Looking forward to Sunday's Ride!
We may have a Pacific NW spring day on Sunday but the riding should still be excellent. We are "sold out" this week - we would like all of you to be able to ride with us. However, we know "life happens". If you are not going to be able to attend, please take the time, when you know, to cancel your registration which may allow another person to ride with us. We can only take riders who are registered via the Cascade web page. Thanks and see you on Sunday!
Alan, Chris, and Jeff