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Eastside Hills #51 (Super Strenuous)
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 65-mile ride at a super strenuous pace (22+ mph on the flats) from Kirkland Transit Center.
If you enjoy a pleasant country ride through the Snohomish and Snoqualmie River Valleys, this ride is for you! Our route starts with a few hills, has a long stretch through relatively flat farm land, and ends with a few hills. Hills help us to build strength, which will be helpful if you want to train for longer rides later this summer. All in all, it should be a great day of riding!
Let's meet at the Kirkland Transit Center between the library and the baseball field at 9 AM. 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.
Restrooms and water are available at the start. We will stop along the way at the Snohomish Bakery at mile 31.
There are four hours of free parking at the public parking garage under the Kirkland Library. Longer term parking is available at the Kirkland Wester Parking Lot on 3rd Avenue, about 4 blocks away.
The main group will wait a minute or so at the tops of hills to regroup and the brisk group will collect any struggling riders. In the event of separation due to flats or other problems, riders should download the route file into a GPS device or have a cue sheet. Cue sheets are not available at the start. Routes may include a local trail with speed limits, typically 15 MPH. Riders must stay within the speed limits.
Bring a spare tube (or two) and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Riders should know how to change a flat, or deal with other minor mechanical issues and carry appropriate tools. Riders must have a backup plan if roadside repairs are not sufficient. Riders should have a charged cell phone to call for a pick-up or other means to find their way home. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.
Note: If there are rain showers expected, unhealthy air quality, other hazardous riding conditions or 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. Riders who have signed up will also receive and email notification that the ride has been canceled. If the status of the ride is in doubt be sure to check the Cascade Free Rides Calendar before heading to the start.
We hope you can join us!
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