She Bikes: Cycle the Wave Little Sister training ride #5

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Date and Time: 
Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 11:00am
Start Location: 
East Lake Sammamish Trail
NE 70th Street, behind the Whole Foods parking lot
Redmond, WA 98052
Contact Information: 
Louise A Johnson
aquaria@comcast.net
(425)231-4933
Distance: 
16.40 miles
Elevation Gain: 
586 feet
Terrain: 
Regroup: 
Weather Cancellation: 
Ride Description: 

This is the fifth in a set of 8 Saturday morning rides, in a safe, supportive environment, designed to help you transition from riding trails and flat areas to riding on roads and some hills, so you can complete the Cycle the Wave Little Sister ride, or just to help you branch out a little. This ride is through Marymoor Park on the Connector Trail and after a mile transitions to the road. We will go up the same hills as last week and add a new challenge, taking the road back to the parking lot. This is a 16.4 mile ride.

The Ride Leader will be leading a Leisurely-paced ride (10 - 12 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 so don't worry about the 10 mph, if you are between 8 and 10 mph please join us!

Please make sure you have the supplies to change a tire in case you get a flat. You will need a pump or CO2 cartridge and a tube. These are NO DROP rides, if you get a flat we will all stop and get it fixed. We'll use it as a training session on fixing a flat. If some other mechanical issue occurs that we can't fix, and you are not able to continue the ride, we will make sure you are in a safe place with help coming before we leave you.

Riders should arrive 20 minutes early and be ready to ride at the listed start time. All riders are required to hear the safety briefing and sign the liability waiver. A helmet is required on all Cascade rides. Please note that there is a port-a-potty but no water at the start location, so bring full water bottles with you to the start.

Showers will cancel this ride. The Ride Leader will post in the comments before 9am if the ride is cancelled or will be at the start at 11am to cancel.

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 8th Annual Cycle the WAVE will take place on Sunday, September 20, 2015, starting at Bellevue College. For more information about the ride and the host organization, The WAVE Foundation, please visit www.thewavefoundation.org.

East Lake Sammamish Trail
NE 70th Street, behind the Whole Foods parking lot
Redmond, WA 98052