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 sixth (and final!) Getting Ready to Ride event on Saturday 16 March 2013 which will leave from Juanita Beach Park (Kirkland, WA - http://goo.gl/maps/c8c95) at 11:30 am. Our sixth ride will be circa 26 miles and will go up Market Hill and Rose Hill and the side of Inglewood/Finn Hill – these are scenic riding areas by Lake Washington and by Bridle Trails Park as well as great training for early season riding. 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/1985134. 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, 9 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 26 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): Bernice Tannenbaum & Allyson Welsh
Steady (Yellow): Alan Miller & Sandi Navarro