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Mill Creek Meander -- 15 miles, 690 feet elev. gain

Remember taking your bike and exploring the wilder edges of your neighborhood? This ride is in that spirit. We'll take a ride on suburban streets to McCollum Park, then ride through deep woods on the paved North Creek Trail to Mill Creek, where we'll make our way to the wetlands boardwalk of North Creek Park. Then to another woods and another creek as we ride on paved trails through the Mill Creek Nature Preserve. Heading back into Mill Creek, we'll stop at Frost Dessert Lounge for a treat, then take quiet streets and the Interurban Trail back to our starting point.

Pace: Leisurely, 10-12 MPH

Showers cancel.

There is a stretch of gravel pathway on the way into North Creek Park. It's rideable with care, or can be walked.  Mill Creek Nature Reserve has some short but steep hills, we will regroup as needed.

Route map

Please arrive early enough to sign the ride waiver, hear the route details, and review Cascade riding S.M.A.R.T. 

DIRECTIONS TO START: From I-5 just north of Lynnwood, take the 164th St. SW exit and turn onto 164th heading east towards Mill Creek.  Turn left (north) at the 2nd traffic light after the freeway,  at Meadow Road. Turn right at 146th St SW, and the  park will be on your right just past 4th Ave. W.

Bonus add-on: If you'd like to add 3 miles to the total for the day and get some good beer, the ride leader will head to Stogies'n'Hops on 164th St. after we get back to the start point at Martha Lake Airport Park.  They have about 20 beers on tap and also do growler fills, so come prepared!

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  • Astrid B.

    Thanks, Nancy! Lovely to ride with you today.

    August 14, 2014

  • Nancy G.

    Fun ride indeed.

    And a huge thank you Astrid for keeping the pace as advertised rather than boosting it up for faster riders. I appreciate that a lot!

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Astrid B.

    Jessamyn, so sorry the phone map led you astray!

    We did have a fun ride, and only had a drop or two of rain hit us.

    August 14, 2014

  • Jessamyn

    Finally found it. My phone maps sent me to the Lynwood fire department. A bit off. Now I know where it is. Hope you have a great ride! :-)

    August 14, 2014

  • Ken W

    Its windshield wipers on raining at my house - decided to drop off

    August 14, 2014

  • Nancy G.

    I will be there --- as long as there is only drizzle and not heavy rain...

    1 · August 13, 2014

  • Astrid B.

    The weather looks better tomorrow, and the ride will happen if there is some drizzle. Heavy showers will cancel, though.

    August 13, 2014

  • Nancy G.

    I am planning to join you for this ride Asrrid, but of usual for the summer months for me, I cannot commit until almost the day of. I hope to be there.

    1 · August 11, 2014

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