Invitation: Come and check out the the beauty of Snohomish County this fall; we will cover pretty much every corner! Routes start around 35 miles at the beginning of each month and increase to about 50 at the end of each month.
All paces: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17771337 (35.2 miles and about 2,000ft elevation - there is an option to cut out about 1.2 miles and 150ft elevation to make the climb from Picnic Point shorter.
This route winds through Mill Creek to find a restroom stop at mile 5. Then it heads north passing Silver Lake and the northern perimeter of Boeing. The reststop is around mile 20. All energized you can enjoy some beautiful views of the Puget Sound in Edmonds. If you want to enjoy the view from Picnic Point, the climb back up is a little longer, but that will keep the body nice and toasty. We wind through Lynnwood, make a dash passing the shoppers near Alderwood Mall and then pedal back to where we started.
Cue-sheets are not provided; please print your copy. Long fenders are mandatory if the roads are wet or there is rain in the forecast (please!!).
Paces: Steady (12-14 mi/h), Moderate (14-16 mi/h), Brisk (16-18 mi/h) and Vigorous (18-20 mi/h). If you are new to the Free Group Rides, please read an introductions here: https://www.cascade.org/welcome-newcomers
Registration: Your registration on the Cascade.org website is appreciated: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/17771337
You don't need to be a member of the club to create an account. If you have any questions about this process, just contact the series director.
Expectations (important, please read!): Arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of the ride to check off your name or sign the waiver and be part of the safety briefing. S.M.A.R.T. riding is the standard and all riders are held accountable for doing their best to adhere to these; we want to be awesome representatives of the bike community in Snohomish County and be safe! Front and rear lights are highly recommended! Riders should be able to maintain the posted pace. We regroup occasionally. Riders have to be independent when they have a flat and/or mechanical. Please print a cue sheet in case you get separated from the group and bring a charged cellphone if possible. All riders are responsible to promote a great experience by having a positive attitude, having long fenders when the roads are wet or rain is in the forecast, enjoying the beauty we are surrounded by and just by having fun! Steady rain or other unsafe conditions cancels the ride. If the ride is canceled, it will be posted by 7:00 am in the comment section. In that case the ride leaders will not be at the start.
Series director: Dorothé Reijnders, [masked]
We encourage riders to become ride leaders! If you have questions, please ask. For those who have done the class and are interested in doing a mentored ride, please contact Dorothé Reijnders for a great opportunity this week!