***NOTE THAT THIS WILL BE THE FINAL RIDE OF THE SERIES! Please look for us at at our winter home - Overlake Transit Center in the following weeks. We will continue to offer a limited number of paces and will change our format from a training series to regular daily rides that range from 20-25 miles and have about 1,500 feet of elevation.
Midweek Eastside Evening Training Series – The MEETS rides will be held Wednesday evenings at 6 pm each week through the summer. These will be training routes that incorporate local hills, are between 20-30 miles, and will progress from ~ 1,000 to 2,000 feet of elevation. There will be five paces offered for riders – Leisurely (10-12 mph on flats); Steady (12-14 mph on flats); Moderate (14-16 mph on flats); Brisk (16-18 mph on flats); and low-Strenuous (18-20 mph on the flats) which will all use a common course for that week. Each ride pace for the week will also be posted at Cascade Bicycle Club Daily Rides Calendar.
Riders should be able to sustain the appropriate pace for their selected group, read a cue sheet, change a flat (and have the requisite equipment; groups will not stop for mechanicals), and have a positive attitude! Because this is a training series with multiple paces, we will regroup at the tops of hills, but ask that riders who are unable to keep up drop back a pace. Riders can ride on their own, in small groups, or with the appropriate pace ride leader. The final route and cue sheets will be available the Monday prior to each ride. Please print a cue sheet and bring it with you in case you get separated from the group. Riders should arrive 20 minutes early and be ready to ride at 6pm.
PLEASE RSVP ahead of time if you plan to ride with us so we can recruit additional ride leaders as necessary. RSVP not required, but would be MUCH appreciated.
Ride leaders for the week are:
Leisurely: Louise Johnson and Debbie Muir
Steady: Deborah Munkberg and Joni Griffis
Moderate: Nan Haberman and Kimberly Smith
Brisk: Peter Dunmore and Rick Wiltfong
Strenuous: Francis Gan and Carl Wainwright
Draft routes for this week are:
Jonathan Special: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5734725
Rest stops: There will be no planned rest stops as these are short rides; however there are restrooms near the start.