Free Group Ride
**CANCELLED** MUMPS "Nice Day" Clockwise Lake Washington Loop (Moderate)
Please join us on this variation on the clockwise Lake Washington Loop that has become one of our favorites.
Route: We’ll warm up on 100th Ave then coast down to Marina Park in Kirkland for a quick restroom break. After riding down and around the southern tip of Lake Washington, we'll head up to and through the Washington Park Arboretum. This "Nice Day" lake loop variation routes us on surface streets through Bryant and Wedgwood, bypassing a stretch of the Burke Gilman Trail, to add some variety (and a little extra climbing).
On the off chance that it's NOT such a "nice day" (i.e. rain), we might choose to take a rain route instead (see "Rain Route" in the Links box below), avoiding cars on wet roads by making greater use of the Burke Gilman Trail on the way back to the start.
Start Time & Location: We'll meet at Log Boom Park, where restrooms are available. Depending on which pace groups have rides posted this week, Steady pace will gather near the west end of the restrooms, Moderate near the east end, and Brisk will meet near the edge of the parking lot.
Please be there, ready to ride, at the time noted above. We will start with the required safety briefing, and roll out when that's done.
Parking: Please do not park in the Log Boom parking lot; use the on-street parking on NE 175thSt. just east of the park.
Pace: The MUMPS series offers multiple paces. Riders are welcome to change pace groups during the ride. We'll observe the speed limit on multi-use trails.
Navigation: The planned route/cue sheet is at the link below (please download both "nice day" and rain routes). The goal is to stay together via regrouping as necessary, but we won’t be able to wait long for anyone substantially off the pace. Please bring navigation aids in case you need to finish on your own, as the ride becomes self-led for those ahead of or behind the group.
Restrooms: At Mile 7.9 Marina Park, 20.6 Coulon Park, 33.1 at Madrona Park.
Food: Enjoy the snacks and drink that you bring with you at any of the rest stops; there is no sit-down coffee stop.
Cancellation: If weather conditions meet the weather cancellation 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 before the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.
IMPORTANT: Each ride leader will make their own weather cancellation decisions independently, so one pace group may cancel while another rides and one group may take a shortcut, while another may not. An "on the roll" switch to the rain route is possible. This could change your options for moving between pace groups.
Fenders: Please be considerate of other riders' comfort and safety by using full fenders with long, stable mud flaps (ideally 2" and a maximum of 4" from the ground) if rain is possible or the roads are wet. You may still ride without such long fenders and flaps, but if it's wet you will need to ride at the back of the group (behind all bikes with better fenders).
Repairs: Be prepared with the equipment and know-how to take care of your flats and mechanicals, and a plan for getting back to the start if your bike won't take you there (ORCA card or someone to call). If you have a problem the group may stop briefly to make sure you will be OK on your own, but we will not wait for repairs to be completed.
Hope you can join us!
What to Know Before You Go
- Advance registration required. Cancel if unable to attend, to open space for others.
- Must be present at safety briefing to participate.
- Helmets required.