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R&E Cycles is hosting the 11th Annual Bike and Pike at their shop - 5627 University Way NE on Saturday, Feb. 27th from 10-5. (https://www.rodbikes.com/articles/ads/bike_and_pike_2019.html) If you've never attended Bike and Pike, it's a fantastic opportunity to see how Rodriguez bikes are built while sipping a brew from Pike Brewery or coffee. A silent auction is held and the $$ raised benefits Food Lifeline. Many small businesses are there including Kinect which manufactures the BodyFloat seat post. Make your stoker happy, captain! :) While ETC Board members will be there all day, we love to have other ETC members visit and answer any questions attendees may have about riding tandems and our club. RSVP on Meet Up if you're coming.
Annual ride hosted by Cascade Bicycle Club. Ride can be started in Seattle at Bainbrdige Ferry or in Winslow (Janie and I will start there). RWGPS link: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29297827 Link to registration:https://www.cascade.org/node/46196 Route goes around Bainbridge Island, is 32.4 mi/2173 ft. Ride at your own pace. Chili feed follows as part of ride (cost about 7.00 extra). Kicking off the riding season in the Northwest for its 47th year, Chilly Hilly is a must-do. The 33-mile route around Bainbridge Island starts with a scenic early morning ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, or you can join the crowd directly on Bainbridge Island. Join us on Sunday, Feb. 24, for the ride Bicycling Magazine named "One of Four Classic Rides" in the nation. It's guaranteed to be hilly, probably chilly and always a heck of a lot of fun. So get the dust off of your bike and get ready for cycling season early! *NOTE: You must have a Cascade account to register for a ride. When you create an online account, you automatically become a free Cascade basic member. Learn more about our paid premium membership options and benefits here.
Get your spring on and join us for a ride to the famous Black Diamond Bakery. This notable restaurant features amazing views of Mount Rainier as well as plentiful sustenance. Imagine whole-wheat apple cinnamon rolls, blueberry oatmeal, homemade breaks, lattes, and much more. http://www.blackdiamondbakery.com/bakery We will depart the P&R at 10am : Park & Ride at SE Auburn Black Diamond Rd next to Highway 18,11903 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Rd. Approximately 23 miles. Start at P&R at 11903 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Rd miles with 1200 feet elevation. Will stop for a break and sustenance at the famous Black Diamond Bakery (apple cinnamon rolls....). Mostly downhill after our bakery stop. Average pace 14-15 mph except when we are chugging up a hill. Rain cancels. We do not start in the rain.
Link to website for registration (https://southwesttandemrally.com). This Rally is limited to the first 125 tandems! This is 3 day rally and includes a night ride covering all of the Arkansas River Bridges in Little Rock where the city has spent over 2 million in dazzling LED lights for them. Should be fun! Hope to see you there!