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New Meeting: Bellevue to Alki for Lunch

From: Carl C.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 9:11 PM
Announcing a new meeting for The Seattle Bicycling Meetup Group!

What: Bellevue to Alki for Lunch

When: Sunday, March 30, 10:30 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Get to know people in the group. To find out who is tuff enough to bike in the rain.

Meeting Description: Ride Date: Sunday March 30, 2008.

Ride Leader: Carl Conn[masked]-1716. (call before hand if you have any questions)

Ride Start Time: 10:30 am

Rain: Heavy rain will cancel, in doubt give me a call Sunday morning.

Ride Destination: Alki beach for lunch and back.

Start: Wilburton Park and Ride, Bellevue.

Directions to start: The Wilburton Park and Ride is on the NW corner of I-405 and SE 8th Streets in Bellevue. SE 8th St is one exit North of I-90 on I-405. On the East side of I-405 and SE 8th street is the Wilburton train trestle.
Enter I 405 & SE 8th St
Bellevue, WA 98004 into Map Quest for a map. This is very easy to find.

Can pick up Seattle riders at the West end of the Mount Baker bike tunnerl around 11:00 am.

Ride Distance:: 20 miles +/-

Hills: No major hills, a few rollers where you can see the tops.

Ride Pace: Moderate 14 to 16 mph.

Ride Description: Let?s get together and pedal over to Alki for lunch. I checked the weather report, ?Few Showers,? so maybe it will be nice enough to do a ride and enjoy it. We will start at the Wilburton Park and Ride, which is easy to find and is on the Lake Washington Loop. We will pedal on bike trails, the I-90 bike trail, city streets with bike lanes, and city streets. I have done this ride many times and know the route very well. I will have frequent regroups and wait at all turns.

I have never ridden with any of you so I don?t know your biking abilities. This is an easy ride and a good way to see everyone and their biking levels. This will be a fun ride, not a death march, so if you can do at least 14 mph come on out.

If we feel like it on the way back we can do the South Lake Washington Loop or the Mercer Island loop to add a few extra miles. Only if we feel like it, if not we will do the posted ride to Alki and back.

Bring either a brown bag for lunch or money to buy lunch. Bring lock if you have one, but we will have someone watching the bikes while others go get lunch.

Please have your bike in great running condition before coming to the ride. Bring spare tubes and tire irons to fix your own flats.

Learn more here:
http://bike.meetup.com/241/calendar/7611741/

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