Repeating ride series
Some of our rides recur regularly throughout the year.
Cascade Training Series (CTS)
This is a fee-based series of rides geared toward training riders for Cascade's major events, that takes place every spring through summer. For a more complete description please see the CTS Training Series page.
CATS: Cascade Advanced Training Series
Cascade Advanced Training Series (CATS) offers training rides to prepare riders for the one-day STP and other big summer rides. In 2014 there are two CATS series to choose from: CATS Eastside and CATS Magnuson. CATS rides will start in late March or early April. The rides will be every weekend until July.
CATS rides are for riders that can maintain a 16 to 18 mph flat effort level or faster.
Country Ride Series
The Country Ride series is a monthly series that departs from various locations around the greater Puget Sound region usually on Sundays. Rides are generally 45-65 miles in length and try to hit the quieter less traveled rural roads. Special care is taken by the ride scout to come up with new and unique routes. We ride at a high moderate to brisk pace with regroups at approximately every 12-15 miles. A cue sheet/map will always be provided. Ride leaders are Ralph & Carol Nussbaum - sometimes on a Co-Motion tandem sometimes on single Litespeeds. Though it's at a higher pace we really want to keep the atmosphere social by riding together and getting to know each other.
Cycle Tuesdays / More Cycle Tuesdays
Paceline skills, safe group riding and fitness are the focal point for the Cycle Tuesday rides. Classified as Super Strenuous, the rides are fast paced but give a fit rider the opportunity to learn, experience and practice all types of group riding skills. There are many experienced riders who enjoy the enthusiasm of riders new to the paceline. They willingly share their knowledge and experience. The goal is to develop skills, increase abilities and have fun doing it.
(Team Eastside Ride The Hills DREAM) Greater Seattle Eastside based group of cyclists interested in high performance cycling and group rides - explores various routes in the Redmond/Bellevue/Sammamish/Issaquah/Snohomish area. It is designed to help Brisk/Strenuous-paced riders develop into Strenuous pace ability and beyond. Most rides are extremely hilly in nature except for recovery rides.
Evening rides Tuesday and Thursday nights in Redmond (see ride description for departure point), exploring the eastside at a brisk pace. A few (or a lot - depends on leader's workday) hills are always included. Head and tail lights are required September-May.
FRUMPS, "Friday Ride for Unemployed Merry Pedalers":
FRUMPS offers rides at both steady and moderate paces, and occasionally leisurely as well. You do not, however, need to be unemployed to join us, but just "unemployed" for that day. Like TREATS, we range all over the area and include a lunch stop, so come join us.
Hares and Hounds
The point of this ride is to allow riders of two different speeds to ride and meet up at the break/finish. Hares generally ride at a steady pace. The hounds, who ride generally at a high brisk pace, have more hills and distance. Who will get to the destination first?
Hills of the West Coast
This is a great weekly ride for riders who like hills. Route and mileage may vary with the season, weather and group. Generally, we try to start out into the wind and return with it. An early start and few stops mean light traffic and an early finish. Road bikes are recommended. We ride hard but emphasize fun and safety. Racers please look elsewhere.
MUMPS, "Monday Ride for Unemployed Merry Pedalers"
MUMPS began in 1989 as a STP training ride series that almost immediately grew to be year-round. The name "MUMPS" was swiped from the Friday FRUMPS to encourage the same group to ride both days. The name change never worked and the MUMPS rides have continued to attract stronger riders and longer and brisker rides than the FRUMPS.
RAMROD Training Series
This 16 ride series was created to assist Advanced riders in their preparation for RAMROD and other big summer rides. The self paced (Brisk to Super Strenuous) rides are held Saturdays starting in March. The routes will increase in distance and elevation every two weeks. Starting locations will rotate every week or every two weeks with a new route used each week. All riders are welcome, but note, this ride does not regroup nor does it have a sweep. The routes are designed for the experienced rider who is comfortable following cue sheets and riding independently.
TREATS, "Tuesday Regular Eclectic Active Tours"
TREATS strives to be both eclectic and active. We offer steady paced rides in various locations. We always take the time to enjoy lunch at a local establishment or (weather permitting) a picnic, so come and check us out.
WRUMPS, "Wednesday Ride for Unemployed Merry Pedalers".
WRUMPS rides are on Wednesdays. They can be any pace from any start point at any time on any route for any mileage. They can be listed in the Courier or web-only.