Walla Walla Weekend - Springtime Edition - Day 2 Steady

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:30am
Start Location: 
Walla Walla Community College - Center for Enology & Viticulture
Corner of E Isaacs Ave and Trausick Way - Parking Lot next to Center for Enology & Viticulture
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Contact Information: 
Weekend Rides Director
Alexa Wolwiler
alexa.volwiler@gmail.com
360-303-0526
Distance: 
80.00 miles
Elevation Gain: 
4,414 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancels?: 
Ride Description: 

Come join us for our springtime trip to beautiful Walla Walla. The fields will be starting to grow and scenery shall be a site to see. We have coupled this weekend with the annual Balloon Stampede in which private owners from all around the country come to bring their hot air balloons for lift off. It's truly interesting to watch. We will ride each day -- Friday (9:30 AM), Saturday (8:30 AM), and Sunday (9:45 AM). Please arive 20 minutes prior to the ride start time. Routes are being planned, so stay tuned. My plan is to ride between 35-90 miles with a mid-length route on Friday, long route Sat, and shorter route Sunday. Paces offered will be steady (12-14 on flats), moderate (14-16 mph on flats) and brisk (16-18 on flats). We may recruit additional ride leaders for additional paces if there is interest, so please stay tuned. Steady Ride Leaders: Joni Griffis and Jen Korten Moderate Ride Leaders: Jenny Anderson, Dorothe Reijnders, Matt Wong, Paul Soreff Brisk Ride Leaders: Alexa Volwiler, Frieder Mack, Tim Thomas Strenuous Ride Leaders: Bob Dennis, Timothy McCarthy Saturday Route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3858248 Cue sheet - in progress *Note - Route is easily shortened by skipping the Dayton loop Cancellation Policy: Steady Rain Cancels as well as Ice/Snow. Please RSVP so you will get weather updates as we get closer. These rides are not supported. We will provide short rest stops along the route, but please come prepared with your own food and beverages. Hotel accommodations are to be handled by riders individually as needed. Please email the Ride Director with any questions/concerns. General information on Free Daily Rides can be found here. Please arrive 20 minutes early to ensure you are ready to roll at the posted time. RSVPs are strongly encouraged (they help us plan accordingly). Ride Director: Alexa Volwiler As customary for all Cascade rides, please make sure you wear a helmet and have necessary gear and knowledge to fix any flats you might get along the way. The group will not stop for flats or mechanicals, but our sweeps will ensure you have a cue sheet to continue the ride. More information to come as we plan. Please RSVP so you stay informed on ride happenings. IMPORTANT: The will be a busy weekend for Walla Walla. Please book at hotel reservation early if you plan to attend. The Walla Walla Vineyard Inn/Red Lion is the hotel of choice thus far. Wheatland Wheelers: The local bike club will be joining us for rides. They were very instrumental in helping to plan this event last year. Look for them on the rides this weekend! Check out their website: http://www.wheatlandwheelers.com/

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Please check out the informational packet compiled for all those joining us this weekend: http://files.meetup.com/3386582/Walla%20Walla%20Informational%20Packet%20May%202014.pdf

For non-Meetup users, please email Alexa for a copy (alexa.volwiler@gmail.com)

Type of event: 
Walla Walla Community College - Center for Enology & Viticulture
Corner of E Isaacs Ave and Trausick Way - Parking Lot next to Center for Enology & Viticulture
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Ride Leader(s)