Hills of the West Coast - Carnation + Zoo


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  • 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 - 8:30am
Start Location: 
Sam Smith Park
1400 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98144
Contact Information: 
Steven G Hulsman
75 miles
Elevation Gain: 
5,500 feet
Weather Cancellation: 

We’ll leave Sam Smith Park at 8:30am, pick up riders at Enatai Park (Bellevue) by 9:00, and pick up riders at Tibbetts Park (Issaquah) around 9:30.  We'll head out to the Carnation Valley via Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Duthie Hill, Hwy 202, Ames Lk Rd, and Carnation Farms. After a stop in Carnation, we’ll head back thru the valley, and then back on Issaquah Fall City Rd to West Lk Sammamish and back on Newport. Zoo Hill will be our last climb, with the Montreaux descent as the reward.
There will be a brief food stop at the store in Carnation. However please bring plenty of nutrition and two water bottles for such a long hilly ride.  The Garmin link below shows the route of the ride.


Sam Smith Park
1400 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA 98144
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Strenuous: [20-22mph]

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