CATS Magnuson (Brisk) #7: Elliot Rd. & Union Hill
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Seventh in an annual series of weekly training rides designed to help riders prepare for large events (STP, RSVP, RAMROD, HPC, etc.). Rides will increase in distance and elevation gain each week. We will meet in the large parking lot (W6) adjacent to the playing fields in Magnuson Park.
This week we head north to Bothell, then up towards Alderwood Manor, north of Mill Creek and then east to Cathcart and our first rest stop at the Albertsons. We jump on Elliot Road for an 18-mile ride south to Ames Lake Road. We climb from there to Union Hill Road, where we turn west. We climb the plateau, then descend into Redmond for our 2nd rest stop at the Safeway. We head north along Willows Road for a climb atop Kingsgate. We then descend and take the Woodinville-Redmond Road north to Riverside Avenue and onto the BGT. We head up Hamlin for a climb up the hill behind Lake Forest Park before descending back down to the trail and our return to Magnuson Park.
Riders must be self-sufficient and be able to ride in groups. We will maintain a strict brisk pace (16-18 mph on the flats). Bring spare tubes, tools, etc. and if wet, fenders would be appreciated. We plan to leave promptly at 9:00 AM.