Distance: 20.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet
Pace: Steady: [12-14mph on flat without headwind]
Regroup: Stay together
Weather Cancels?: Steady rain cancels
Ride with GPS link here
Please join us for a MORE Hills ride! Midweek Outdoor Riding in Evening is a weekly ride of about 20 miles with a few hills. It is a perfect way to add a little training for otherwise weekend riders without spending too much time. And it’s a great way to enjoy the long daylight of Pacific Northwest summers! Don’t go to an indoor spinning class! Instead, ride with us!
The start locations will be in North Seattle (Lower Woodland Park, Matthews Beach, View Ridge, etc.). We will ride on urban Seattle/Shoreline streets as well as some trails. Because of unavoidable traffic lights, we will keep a steady pace, but you will make it up with a few hills to climb. We will regroup at top of every hill for a reasonable time, but if you are too fast/slow for the majority, it will become self-paced. It’s nice to bring your own cue sheet. Please pack water, snack, and tools/tubes to fix a flat as always. Even though the majority of ride will be in daylight, please have your lights (both front and back) just in case.
This will be the last MORE Hills ride of the season. We will end the series by riding around Queen Ann and Magnolia. We will climb hills and enjoy Lake Union, Downtown Seattle, Elliot Bay, and hopefully Mt. Rainier views all on the same ride! We will stop for a few moments at all the view points for photo shoot, so bring a smile with you. Toward the end, we will walk across Ballard Locks and end with a nice climb to the Zoo.
There will be a post-series celebration of our successful and fun bike season at a local establishment (place TBA). We hope you can join us!