CATS Magnuson - Granite Falls and Arlington
If you are new, please read our newcomer information.
This is a beautiful rural ride through Snohomish, Granite Falls, Arlington and Marysville, one of the last three rides in this year's training series. We'll pick up the mileage and elevation from the last couple of rides.
The ride begins at the Lynnwood Park and Ride (see directions below). Please be at the start ready to ride by 7:45 am, so we can start riding by 8:00 am. Our scheduled rest stops are in Snohomish at mile 23.5, at the Food Pavilion in Arlington at mile 58.5 and at the QFC in Everett at mile 85.6. Total distance is 103 miles and elevation gain is about 4250 feet (according to Ride with GPS's updated calculations).
Please be prepared to deal with flats and other problems on your own, and please be ready to participate in a rotating paceline (read the paceline material and get maps and cue sheets at https://sites.google.com/site/catsatmagnuson2014/home). To reach the Lynnwood Park and Ride take exit 181A, 44th Ave W off of I-5 north in Lynnwood, turn left on 44th Ave W and then turn left again on 200th St SW (1st light) and left again on 46th Ave W. Turn left into the parking lot before the freeway on ramp. Unfortunately there is no bathroom. There is a Chevron Station 1 block away. If you are coming north on I-405, take I-5 south towards Seattle, take exit 181, 196th St SW (west bound, Edmonds), turn left at 48th Ave W. Forty-eighth ends in the parking lot.