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Green River, Puget Sound, and Hills - Des Moines (35 mi, 2,300 ft, 16-18 mph)
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Look for me in front of the H dock ramp. Docks have signs on the gates and are labeled sequentially. If you don't see an H gate you are in the wrong part of the parking lot.
We'll start at the Des Moines Marina, climb some hills, then head east to the Green River. We'll follow the trail north through Kent and Tukwila for the flat part of the ride. We then loop back to Southcenter Parkway and climb over the hill to Burien. Quick snack stop at Grand Central Bakery, then up and down hills to Three Tree Point. Climb the hills south though Normandy Park to return to the start. We do a lot of hill climbing (2,300 feet) and we will regroup to let the ride leader catch up.
Fenders are a good idea this time of year. Heavy rain or hazardous conditions cancel, but if it's just ordinary rain we go. Make sure your bicycle is mechanically sound. Bring a pump, spare tube, repair kit, and a cell phone. There will be no sweep. Please arrive early and be ready to ride by 9:30 AM.
Directions to the starting point from I-5 - Northbound - Exit 149-B. Merge onto WA-516 Westbound/Kent-Des Moines Road. Southbound - Exit 149. Stay in the right exit lane and turn right onto WA-516 Westbound/Kent-Des Moines Road. Follow Kent-Des Moines road down the hill. Turn right at Marine View Drive, then turn left at 227th. Follow 227th into the marina. Turn right (north) into the parking area. Meet in front of H Dock. Des Moines Marina 22307 Dock St Des Moines, WA 98198