Join us for the 2014 Cascade Advanced Training Series (CATS), Eastside edition. This is a series for experienced riders building to a successful one-day STP, a strong RAMROD finish--or both! Saturdays from April 5th through July 5th, rides typically depart from points around the Eastside, building from[masked] miles. Please read through the CATS Eastside Rider Guide (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Jsb976DlPI9ivK4i8YGUUs23-q-8A2KiCPTklGl07FY) for a full schedule and details about how we roll.
If this is your first one-day STP, or you're looking to arrive in Portland before the beer runs out, finishing CATS Eastside every weekend will help. You'll enter the summer a stronger, more prepared rider. You'll meet new friends looking to achieve similar goals. You'll learn tips and techniques for a strong double century ride from other riders who have done it before.
Choose your pace from the three offered: Brisk, Strenuous, or the special 'Goldilocks' pace in between the two. These are 'stay-together' rides, emphasizing team cohesion and higher-speed group riding skills.
Remember to bring the tools needed to change flats or adjust your bike. The group will generally not wait for flats, mechanical issues, or bonked riders. You may need to finish the ride on your own, or have a backup plan. Please bring a cue sheet and a cell phone just in case.
• Start Point: Renton Old City Hall Parking Lot
• Ride Director: Alexa Volwiler
• Route: Renton Buckley (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4136730), 80 miles, 3400 feet (See cue sheet (http://files.meetup.com/3386582/CATS_Renton_Buckley.pdf) for details)
• Rest Stops: 18.3 OPTIONAL Ravensdale Park; 34.4 Starbucks in Enumclaw; 55.5 Lake Tapps Park