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CATS Eastside Week 14: Maple Valley Classic (Brisk)
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Join us for the 2014 Cascade Advanced Training Series (CATS), Eastside edition. This is a series for experienced riders building to a successful one-day STP, a strong RAMROD finish--or both! Saturdays from April 5th through July 5th, rides typically depart from points around the Eastside, building from 55-130 miles. Please read through the CATS Eastside Rider Guide for a full schedule and details about how we roll.
If this is your first one-day STP, or you're looking to improve arrive in Portland before the beer runs out, finishing CATS Eastside every weekend will help. You'll enter the summer a stronger, more prepared rider. You'll meet new friends looking to achieve similar goals. You'll learn tips and techniques for a strong double century ride from other riders who have done it before.
Choose your pace from the three offered: Brisk, Strenuous, or the special 'Goldilocks' pace in between the two. These are 'stay-together' rides, emphasizing team cohesion and higher-speed group riding skills.
Remember to bring the tools needed to change flats or adjust your bike. The group will generally not stop for flats, mechanical issues, or bonked riders. You may need to finish the ride on your own, or have a backup plan. So bring a cue sheet and a cell phone just in case.
Final cue sheet and route will be published in the comments section prior to the ride.