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CHEW 10 Moderate
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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Climbing Hills Everywhere in Winter (CHEW) 2023
NOTE: Early Start time
Let's meet in the Newport Hills Park & Ride just east of the Exit 9 interchange on Interstate-405. There are no bathrooms or drinking water at the start. We will stop for bathrooms at Bellevue Downtown Park at mile point 5.9, make a snack/restroom stop at the Starbucks at mile point 24.8 (please, buy something if you use the restrooms) and we'll make a restroom stop at Lake Boren Park at mile point 41.5.
This route is part of a hill-training series, running on Saturdays through April 1. The rides will start from various locations around the greater Seattle metropolitan area and generally change from week to week.
This is a progressive series, meaning that each week the distance or the amount of climbing increases -- sometimes both. It is a good idea to click on the route link below to see where and what kind of hills we will be climbing. The ride profile appears just below the map. If you scroll over the profile, you can see how long the climbs are and the approximate grade.
These routes are challenging and if you cannot hold the posted pace you may have to finish the ride on your own. If you don't have a GPS unit or cell phone guidance for your bicycle, please, print out a cue sheet so you can navigate the route. Unless the day is dry, it is advisable to download both the full route and the rain route or to print out a cue sheet for both. Barring cancelation, the decision on which route to use is usually made at the ride start.
Please, be ready to ride at 9:30 a.m. PDT. 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 hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to regroup occasionally. We'll limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 mph.)
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.
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Edits to Route
Thank you, for registering to ride tomorrow. We have made few edits to the route earlier today, taking detours to avoid road works and other safety issues. If any of you downloaded the route prior to 1 pm, request you to download again to ensure you have the most recent route.