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LUMPs Matthews Beach - PIE RIDE North Shore Senior Center-Bothell
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.
*** STEADY PACE *** There may also be other paced Pie Rides. Please see the Rides Calendar.
****NOTE: START TIME AT 11:30 A.M. FOR FULL SELECTION OF PIE***
PIE RIDE: We will ride north on the Burke-Gilman Trail to the North Shore Senior Center (NSSC) in Bothell, www.northshoreseniorcenter.org, just beyond Blyth Park. We then take a pie, brownie or cookie break at NSSC. A variety of homemade pies with ice cream and coffee are usually available for riders to purchase at a reasonable price. Please note: purchases may be with cash, charge or debit cards (plastic purchases are a minimum of $1.00). We will be there for about 30 to 60 minutes, use the restrooms if needed and then return to Matthews Beach.
There are currently no COVID-19 protocols listed on their website. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged. Having a mask at hand is a good idea to be sure you can gain entrance to the facility. For latest updates, see www.northshoreseniorcenter.org in the "News" section.
Route: Come, have fun, converse and enjoy this social bike ride along the Burke Gilman Trail. The terrain is flat.
Pace: Steady Pace
Cue sheets: No cue sheets provided. Stay together ride.
Fenders: If the riding surfaces are wet, please come equipped with fenders long enough to keep the person riding behind you dry or be the caboose.
Ride start: We meet at the Matthews Beach parking lot. Please be ready to ride at 11:30 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. Note: Water and restrooms are available at the start.
Be Prepared: Be prepared if you have a mechanical problem e.g. flat tire or have a rescue plan, e.g. bus pass (ORCA card).
Register: Please sign an e-waiver by clicking on the “Register Now” button at the top of this page (right below the ride title) and enter your information.
Parking: Free parking at Matthews Beach parking lot. Arrive early to beat the seagulls for a parking spot.
Weather cancelation: 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.
If you have questions, please contact the Ride Leader.
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Can't make it.
Hi Jeff, my back (tubeless) tire died on me today. Danged thing only had 4000 miles on it. There's probably enough life left to get to the bike shop to get it replaced tomorrow. So that's what I'll be doing instead of the Pie Ride. Please give my apologies to Sherri (Sherry?) I was looking forward to riding round the lake with her. See you next week I hope.