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WOMEN RIDE: Cycle the WAVE Training Ride – Sammamish to Mercer Island (Moderate)
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Cycle the WAVE (Women Against Violence Everywhere) is an all-women charity cycling experience that raises awareness and critical funds for domestic violence programs in Washington State. The 7th Annual Cycle the WAVE will take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014, starting at Bellevue College. For more information about the ride and the host organization, The WAVE Foundation, please visit www.thewavefoundation.org.
Cascade Bicycle Club is partnering with the CtW Ride Event Team to create a collection of training rides to help women of all riding experience prepare for Ride Day in a safe and fun environment. You do not have to be training for CtW to join this ride, but we sure hope that we would be able to convince you to join us and help “Brake the Cycle”!
The Ride Leader will be leading a Moderate-paced ride (14-16 mph on the flats with no headwinds or tailwinds). Those who wish to ride at a faster pace are welcome to do so, but it will then become a self-paced ride for them. We will regroup as needed along the way.
This is a 44-mile route with approximately 2762 ft. of elevation. We will start from the South Sammamish P&R and leave the plateau via the Issaquah-Preston Trail; we then head towards Mercer Island via SE Newport Way and the I-90 Trail. We will ride around Mercer Island counter-clockwise and return the same way. The route details and cue sheet are available at the link below. Limited number of cue sheets will be available on the day of the ride.
This ride is recommended for those preparing for the Middle Sister (42 miles) or Burly Girl (60 miles) routes. The ride will begin at 9:00 a.m. (from South Sammamish Park & Ride), so please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to ready your bike, sign the waiver and participate in the SMART safety briefing. (Please note that there is no restroom at the start location).
Riders are expected to have the following with them: water, a spare tube, a pump and other tools to change a flat tire.
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