Free Group Ride
FRUMPS -- a Transit of Six Cities
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Join us for a 37-mile ride at a steady pace.
Our route will circumnavigate all of Lake Washington south of I-90. We'll begin at Jack Block Park in West Seattle and head south toward Renton on the Duwamish Trail, the Green River Trail and the Black River Trail. After riding through downtown Renton on city streets, we'll stop briefly at Gene Coulon Park (mile 17), then head north along the east side of the Lake, following Lake Washington Boulevard and portions of the Eastrail (new as of 2021). After a lunch stop in downtown Mercer Island (mile 26), we'll return to the start, crossing Lake Washington and riding through Sodo. All told, we will ride through parts of the cities for which this ride is named (Seattle, Tukwila, Renton, Newcastle, Bellevue and Mercer Island).
Let's meet at the Jack Block Park and please be ready to ride at 9:45. We will start with the 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.
There are very few moderate hills on this route. We reach the hills between Mercer Island and the finish of the ride. We will climb and descend those hills at our own pace, and our goal will be to stay together.
Restrooms and water are available at the start. We will stop along the way for restrooms/water at Gene Coulon Park (mile 17). Lunch will be in the Mercer Island business district (mile 26).
If you are driving to the start from outside of West Seattle, travel to Jack Block Park affords an opportunity to drive over the refurbished West Seattle Bridge. Or consider public transportation (West Seattle Water Taxi or the Rapid Ride, C line).
Bring a spare tube and tools to fix a flat, just in case. Please have full fenders if the roads are wet, or you may be asked to ride at the rear of the group.
Note: 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 prior to the start and Ride Leader(s) will not be at the start location.
We 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.