Walla Walla Weekend - Springtime Edition - Day 1 Steady

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Date and Time: 
Friday, May 9, 2014 - 9:30am
Start Location: 
Castella de Feleciana
85728 Telephone Pole Road
Milton-Freewater, OR 97862
Contact Information: 
Weekend Rides Director
Alexa Volwiler
Friday steady ride leader
Don Volta
57.00 miles
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 truely interesting to watch.

We will ride each day -- Friday (9:30 AM), Saturday (8:30 AM), and Sunday (9:45 AM). Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the ride start time. Routes are being planned, so stay tuned.  Friday's ride will be mid length at 57 miles, with a long route Saturday (80 miles) , and shorter route Sunday (30 miles).  Final routes will be posted below in the comments and on Meetup.

Paces offered will be steady (12-14 on flats), moderate (14-16 mph on flats), brisk (16-18 on flats), and strenuous (19-21 on flats).

Steady Ride Leaders: Joni Griffis, Don & Jane Volta, and Jen Korten

Moderate Ride Leaders: Jenny Anderson, Dorothe Reijnders, Matt Wong, Paul Soreff

Brisk Ride Leaders: Alexa Volwiler, Frieder Mack, Tim Thomas, Paula Froke, Cathy Henley, Doug Hinschberger

Strenuous Ride Leaders: Bob Dennis, Timothy McCarthy, Dave Mattson

Cancellation Policy: Steady Rain Cancels as well as Ice/Snow. Please RSVP on the Meetup site 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 on Meetup (they help us plan accordingly).

Weekend Overall Ride Director: Alexa Volwiler (alexa.volwiler@gmail.com) 360-303-0526

As customary for all Cascade rides, helmets are required and please make sure you have the 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.

We will also have events planned each day after the ride. They will be posted to Meetup as plans are finalized.

IMPORTANT: The will be a busy weekend for Walla Walla. Please book a hotel reservation early if you plan to attend. The Walla Walla Vineyard Inn/Red Lion is the hotel of choice thus far


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)

Castella de Feleciana
85728 Telephone Pole Road
Milton-Freewater, OR 97862