Are you planning on riding in your first STP or RSVP but aren’t sure if you are “ready” to start training in the Cascade Training Series (CTS) or in the Daily Rides programs? Or are you trying to fulfill a New Year’s Resolution to do more Daily Rides but aren’t sure if you are ready to jump in and start riding with the Daily Rides? If either of these situations (or perhaps another one) describes you, then you may want to consider joining one or more of our Getting Ready Rides Series. This series will be held on 6 Saturdays starting at 11:30 am at various East Side locations.
We will hold our third Getting Ready to Ride event on Saturday 23 Feb 2013 which will leave from Carnation Starbucks (http://goo.gl/maps/0f1WN ) at 11:30 am. Our third ride will be circa 19 miles close to the Snoqualmie River with one local hill coming out of Fall City on which you can expand your gearing and hill climbing style. You should expect horse and cow sightings! Rides will be conducted at two paces and you can select the pace that best fits for you – A Leisurely paced group (10-12 mph on the flats, aka The “Red” group in CTS) and a Steady paced group (12-14 mph on the flats, aka The “Yellow” group in CTS).
The route map is at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1988364 . Printed cue sheets will be available at the start and can be obtained electronically by Friday noon prior to the ride from the Ride Leader. Please plan to arrive by 11:15 so we can process the ride waiver, do equipment checks, and discuss the route. We anticipate the ride will last 2.5-3 hours depending on how the day goes. We will also discuss group interest in related skills for riding such as tire changing, the ABC checks for riding, simple bike upkeep, etc. Please consult the Cascade Bicycle Club Daily Rides web page for information for riders (http://www.cascade.org/EandR/rides_newcomer_instruction.cfm) as helmets and so forth are required for the ride. Scheduled ride dates are 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, and 16 March. Each ride will have a different starting point as posted on the Cascade Daily Rides calendar page (http://www.cascade.org/EandR/Activities_Calendar.cfm?query=cascadefreedailyride ) and under the Cascade Free Daily Rides subgroup of meetup.com (http://www.meetup.com/cascaderides/).
Distance 19 miles
Terrain – some hills
Pace – Leisurely & Steady
Regroup - frequent
Weather Cancellation – steady rain cancels (also ice/snow)
Map and Cue Sheet available – Yes
Ride Leaders for this week:
Leisurely (Red): Alan Miller & Joni Griffis
Steady (Yellow): Mary Remoaldo & Allyson Welsh