The route offers some good difficult climbs and the opportunity to cruise through valley roads. Start at Leschi and proceed over I-90 almost to Renton up the 44th Street climb into May Valley. Then up to and over Tiger Mt. Return the same way we came back over Tiger. Rtn down to Issaquah for a short food break. Up we climb onto Newport Way, then as an option we can turn on 164th to go over Lakemont and down to Newcastle. Return the standard route back to Leschi. There are some good climbs on this ride but nothing too terrible if you are in shape. There are also some great down hills as pay back for the climbs. Ride pace on the flats is moderate. The ride leader is slowing down, due to oldness, so the climbs will be at everyone’s own pace, but we will stay together and regroup as needed. Bring a bite to munch on the way and extra tubes and patch kits just in case. The ride is about 55 miles. Hoping for good June weather.