CATS Magnuson (Brisk) #13: Monroe & Lake Roesiger
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Thirteenth in an annual series of weekly training rides designed to prepare riders for large events (STP, RAMROD, RSVP, HPC, etc.). Rides will increase in distance and elevation gain each week.
***PLEASE NOTE: THIS WEEK THE RIDE BEGINS AT THE LYNNWOOD P&R - NOT MAGNUSON PARK***
Directions to the start:
From I-5 northbound out of Seattle. Take exit 181A, 44th Ave W, turn left on 44th Ave W, turn left again on 200th St SW (1st light) and left again on 46th Ave W. Turn left into parking lot before the freeway carpool on ramp. Unfortunately there is no bathroom. There is a Chevron gas station 1 block away.
This week we head north from Lynnwood up past Martha Lake to just south of Everett before turning east towards Mill Creek and Cathcart. We will then continue north into Snohomish before briefly turning south along the Old Snohomish-Monroe Rd. We turn north just before this becomes Main St. in Monroe and continue north again, climbing Trombley Rd. to a point just west of Chain Lake, to Spada Rd. and Three Lakes before descending Dubuque Rd. to the Centennial Trail. We'll climb up the Machias Cutoff and turn north again alongside Lake Stevens. We then turn east and descend back down to Machias for our first rest stop at the Machias Grocery. At this point we'll continue east along OK Mill Rd., through its various name changes before turning south on Menzel Lake Rd. We will pass just west of Lake Roesiger before getting on Lake Roesiger Rd. and continue south past Lake Cochran, through Woods Creek. At this point we head back towards Monroe via Old Owen Rd. for our second rest stop at Lewis Street Park. From there we briefly take the Flying Wheels route through Tualco Rd. to High Bridge Rd./Elliott Rd., crossing SR 9 back into Cathcart and continuing west past North Creek before returning to the P&R.
This is long, hard ride, through rural roads with limited services. So it is important each rider understands the need to bring along sufficient tools and supplies. This includes spare tubes, a patch kit, pump or Co2, as well as food and water. We will maintain a strict brisk pace (16-18 mph on the flats). If wet, fenders would be appreciated. We plan to leave promptly at 8:00 AM.