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This is a place for Cascade Ride Leaders to post their free group rides and update riders on their ride status. For a complete listing of all of Cascade's Free Group Rides visit: http://www.cascade.org/calendar . New to group riding? Check out this video https://vimeo.com/163607808

Upcoming events (5+)

Alki Plus Moderate (14-16mph)

Burnett Linear Park

Distance: 40.00 miles Elevation Gain: 770 feet Pace: Moderate: [14-16mph] Terrain: Mostly flat Regroup: Occasional Weather Cancels?: Steady rain cancels Ride Description: We start at Burnett Linear in Renton and follow the Green River/Duwamish River Trail to South Park and on to Alki, for coffee and pastry at Starbuck's. Arrive early enough to ready your bike and sign the ride waiver if you didn't sign up online. The pace of this ride is based on having no wind. If we have a headwind, the pace will be lower, if we have a tailwind, the pace may be higher. Keep this in mind when deciding to do this ride. Great ride for new or riders looking a light "Spin". Slight bit of climbing on the way back. • Stops: Foster Links (Mile 3), Starbucks (Mile 20) • Regroup Policy: When necessary • Rain Cancellation: Steady Rain Cancels in the event of damp weather fenders are appreciated. • GPS Cue Sheet: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2034019 Sign Waiver: https://www.cascade.org/node/46179/registrations (you must be logged into Cascade website)

Two Bridges: Moderate ride 12 to 14 mph, 22 miles.

Mount Baker Beach car park

We will start from Mount Baker Beach car park, where there are restrooms. We'll make our way along Lake Washington Boulevard to the Arboretum and then to the 520 bridge. We'll pass through Medina en route to Bellevue where we'll stop for coffee and pastries at Belle Pastry on Main Street. Then we'll aim for the I90 Bridge and return to the start.

TREATS - Cottage Lake and Redmond Hills! 31.6 miles, 12-14 mph

Distance: 31.60 miles Elevation Gain: 1,532 feet Pace: Steady: [12-14mph] Terrain: Hilly Regroup: Frequent Weather Cancels?: Showers cancel Please join us for a steady, social ride on bike friendly streets and trails of Woodinville and Redmond. There are hills, but we ride them at our own pace and always regroup at the top; everyone will get a workout. There will be a short lunch stop mid-ride. There is a bathroom at the start. We'll ride towards Redmond via the quiet residential streets of Cottage Lake, English Hill, and Tuscany, before descending to the Sammamish River valley for a short stint on trails. We'll stop for refreshments at Fred Meyer, around mile 17, in Redmond, before heading back via Evans Creek Trail in Perrigo park, and finish up with some hills in Cottage Lake before returning to Cottage Lake Park. Please arrive in time to be ready to leave at the start time - 10:00 a.m. Online Registration - Please register for this ride using the Register button at this site: https://cascade.org/node/46482 - at least two hours before the start of the ride. If you name is on the online waiver registration you will not need to sign at the ride start. If you can’t make the ride you do not have to unregister Weather, Showers Cancel - The ride leaders will not be at the ride start should weather conditions meet the definition of showers cancel or worse (rain, snow, ice, fog, wind, etc.). Ride cancellation will be announced in the Comments Section at least two (2) hours prior to the ride start. If you have questions about the weather, please call the phone number listed in the Contact Information, preferably before you leave for the ride. Mentoring Opportunity – Contact ride leader at least three days in advance.

Tuesday Late Morning Coffee Ride(Leisurely 10-12mph, 16 miles, 409')

Ride Description: Join Clif and Jackie for a Tuesday Late Morning Coffee ride to Seven Diner (previously the Testy Chef) from Ron Regis Park and back. We'll stop for coffee and a snack, then head back. They now take cards as well as cash. This is a great way to break up the week. The out and back route is an easy railroad grade climb to Maple Valley. Try either our Tuesday or Wednesday morning ride this week. Porta Potty at the start. Registration: Please register and sign the electronic waiver. This saves time at the start of the ride. You can create a free account at Cascade.org. Weather: Please come with long fenders, including a buddy flap, if the roads are wet. The ride will be canceled with heavy rain, high winds, flooding, ice/snow or other unsafe riding conditions, and a cancellation comment will be posted here at least two hours before the start of the ride. Mechanical issues: You should be prepared to fix a flat tire, with tools, tubes and the ability to change the tire yourself. We recommend having an Orca card or a back up ride in case you are unable finish the ride. Note: Please show up to the ride start at least 20 minutes early, so we can discuss the safety briefing before starting the ride promptly at 10:00am. Links Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29149103 Waiver: https://www.cascade.org/node/46621 Newcomer Info: https://www.cascade.org/welcome-newcomers ABC: https://www.cascade.org/abc-quick-check

Past events (8,314)

Kent- Cedar river 12-14 mph 314 elev 29 miles

1236 W Meeker St

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