Some of you guys and gals expressed an interest in doing some novice/shorter rides so I wanted to let you know we're doing one on Whidbey Island. Though this ride is especially for newer riders to gain more experience to feel more comfortable in longer/group rides, riders of all-levels are welcome to ride and help show others the ropes.
Here's the route: http://goo.gl/maps/UawL selected by Elizabeth! Thanks for helping to choose!!! Once on Whidbey Island it's 84.6 miles and mainly remote backroads. Great for practicing your cornering skills. :D
The plan is to meet at 11:45am and gas up before heading out at noon to catch the 12:30pm the ferry. I highly advise getting your ferry ticket online for Mukilteo/Clinton (can get 1-way, then back return on way back or RT) so we can all by-pass the ticket booth (can't bypass booth from Clinton). Meeting before the ferry to show you how to do that if you haven't done it before or if this is your first ferry trip on your bike. I'll go over my group ride spiel before we head out.
We'll have a brief stop half way through (Coupeville area or maybe somewhere along a beach), so bring snacks if you'd like.
If this is your first group ride, check out my group riding tips from the Message Board.
Guests are welcome!
Questions, let me know. ~Claudette