North End Rides before Dark (Brisk)


  • 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 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.

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Date and Time: 
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - 6:00pm
Start Location: 
Lynnwood Transit Center Garage
20122 46th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Contact Information: 
Christopher Hirata
23 miles
Elevation Gain: 
973 feet
Weather Cancellation: 
New Riders
Fitness / Health

Join us for the final North End Rides before Dark of the season! The route will be A Couple of Lakes.  Please meet at the top floor of the new parking garage at the Lynnwood Transit Center and be ready to ride at 6:00 pm. You can enter by turning left on 48th from 200th or off 44th just east of 200th. (A picture of the transit center garage and access to it is attached below.) We will start with a required safety briefing, and roll out when that is done.  If you miss the mandatory safety briefing, you will not be able to ride with the group. 

There are no restrooms at the start.  There is a public restroom about a half mile west of the transit center at Scriber Lake Park should you need it prior to arriving for our safety briefing/ride start (may take you extra time routing around due to all the construction in the area).

We intend to keep the stated pace on the flats (higher on the downhills and slower on the uphills).  Riders should take steeper climbs and descents at their own pace, and our goal will be to regroup at safe points after steeper sections of the route. If a rider is having an off day and can't keep up with the group, they will be encouraged to drop back and join a slower pace group or to finish the ride on their own.  Also, we will limit our speed on any multi-use paths to the legal maximum (usually 15 MPH).

A properly fitting helmet, functional tail light, and a bright headlight are required as we may be getting back around/after sunset. It is recommended to bring water (there is none at the start), nutrition, and a jacket. 

Please make sure your bike is in good working order. Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat or other minor mechanical issues, and make sure you know how to use them (see the YouTube video in the link below on fixing flats).  We may wait a short period of time if you can fix a mechanical quickly; however, for the safety of the group, we will likely have to keep moving so make sure you have the route and a cell phone to arrange a ride home if necessary.  

Nobody likes to get sprayed with mud, so please have full fenders (with a buddy flap) if the roads are wet, or you will be asked to ride at the rear of the group.  

Note: If weather conditions meet the weather cancelation criterion, there are unforeseen hazardous riding conditions, or there are any 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!

Lynnwood Transit Center Garage
20122 46th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Registrations so far...
Brisk: [16-18mph]

10 rider(s)